This picture shows Prof. em. Dr. Michael Bargende

Prof. em. Dr. Michael Bargende

Area of Research: Vehicles-Electromobility
Thematic Priority: Vehicle drives, combustion engines, hybrid drives

Field of Work

In addition to the application and basic research-oriented teaching activities in the field of vehicle drives, Prof. Bargende also conduct research in the area of "Increasing efficiency and minimizing emissions and noise of vehicle drives". The focus is on the systemic optimization of internal combustion engine drives (gasoline and diesel engines) as well as hybrid and fuel cell drives.

Facility of the IVK

Personal Information

Prof. Michael Bargende was born in Crailsheim in 1956. Having gained a degree in mechanical engineering in Stuttgart, he obtained his doctorate at TU Darmstadt and TU Munich in 1991. From 1982 to 1998 he held various positions in the field of engine development with Daimler-Benz AG and Mercedes-Benz AG. From 1998 to 2022 he has worked at the Institute for Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK), University of Stuttgart, initially as holder of the Chair of Combustion Engines, and since 2011 holding the Chair of Vehicle Drives. Prof. Bargende has been a board member of the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS), which is closely linked to the University of Stuttgart.

As an author and co-author he has been involved with more than 200 academic publications on combustion, thermodynamics, the charge cycle, acoustics, mechanics, modeling, simulation, control and regulation of combustion engines and hybrid drives.


Prof. Michael Bargende
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Automotive Engineering
Tel.: + 49 711/ 685-65645
Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart FKFS

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