In the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, a total of 32 professors represent a wide range of subjects, which is reflected in the diversity of the main teaching and research ­areas. The departmental institutes work closely with the affiliated institutes: the Institute for ­Energy and Environmental Technology (IUTA), IWW Water Center, Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems (DST) and Fuel Cell Research Center (ZBT). These close collaborations promote and underscore the application-oriented nature of engineering research.