Illustration: City and street with vehicles Copyright: © ISAC  

The Institute of Highway Engineering at RWTH Aachen University has been acknowledged and recognized as an independent research institution for many years. A Material Testing Center for road construction is property of the institute. Since 2008, a certified Calibration Station for SRT pendulum devices and outflow meter according to Moore is certified independently by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt).

In addition to our research and development work, our range of services also includes planning and consulting services in all areas of the specialist areas:

Road Construction Technology

Traffic Engineering

Tunnel Technology

Our contractors are European Union authorities, federal road and highway authorities, municipal administration and other public institutions, industrial and road construction companies, and building materials manufacturers and suppliers.

The project work always takes place through a problem-oriented approach. Solutions are developed with great expertise, motivation and innovation. If sensible, the project is carried out in interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments of RWTH Aachen or even international universities and in cooperation with planning and engineering firms, consultants or industrial and road construction companies.

In addition to regulatory research, we are also involved in a wide range of issues and Research Visions relating to the Roads of the Future.

Research Focus

Through a focus in our continuous research and development work competences have developed in each discipline:

Road Construction Technology

Traffic Engineering

Tunnel Technology

Test Engineering

  • Laboratory Testing
  • Installation Technology
  • Surfaces

Traffic Management

  • Equipment
  • Traffic Control
  • Communication
  • Safety
  • Ventilation
  • Safety
  • Simulation


  • Machine-Material-Interaction
  • Cyberphysic System
  • Multiscale-Simulation


  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Communication
  • Simulation


Building Civil Engineering Copyright: © Josef Cebulla

RWTH Aachen University Chair and Institute of Highway Engineering

Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 1 , 52074 Aachen

Phone: +49 21 80-25220 / Fax : +49 241 80-22141


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