Bosch Research


Fascination for research and development

We are living through one of the most interesting times in human history, a period that has provided us with access to unprecedented amounts of knowledge. The pace of change at the interface between science and industry is accelerating, with seemingly no end in sight – and the results are transforming major aspects of our lives. Digitalization, climate change and globalization are just a few of the many megatrends that are having a lasting impact on the age in which we live. So what does all this mean for us as a technology company?

At Bosch, we don’t have our eyes fixed solely on the future – we also strive to get to the heart of the issues that matter.

Searching for answers is a fundamentally important part of what we do – and it has formed part of Bosch’s DNA for over 130 years. We firmly believe that research is not an end in itself – a constant race to develop new technologies – but rather something that makes a tangible contribution to improving the quality of people’s lives. That belief is reflected in the words “Invented for life” that appear on our products.

Without research, there can be no progress. And without progress, we cannot improve the quality of people’s lives.

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Fields of innovation

What drives the future of technology? Developing innovative solutions is one of our very top priorities. That’s why we decided to define specific areas of innovation in which we apply our research activities to accelerate the pace of technological progress.


The results of our research

Development for development’s sake? That’s not how we work. We believe that research should always result in a tangible innovation. Something that changes people’s lives for the better. That’s why our innovations tend to pop up at all sorts of different times in people’s day-to-day lives. Which ones have you come across?



As well as creating innovative products and technology that is “Invented for life”, our researchers also produce a steady stream of first-class scholarly publications.

Get to know our researchers

Thomas Economon, Ph.D.

Thomas Economon, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist at Robert Bosch, LLC in Sunnyvale, CA in the field of multiphysics simulation and optimization. Received PhD and MS degrees in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at Stanford University and holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Research interests include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), optimal shape design via adjoint-based methods, and high-performance computing. One of the original developers and a maintainer of the open-source SU2 software package for multiphysics analysis and design.

Imke Heeren

Imke Heeren

In the competence field “Materials and functional coatings” I am working as a chief expert with deep expertise in functional materials and ceramic high-tech solutions. In close contact worldwide with all ceramic-producing Bosch business units and leading external manufacturers, we push forward the industrialization of multi-functional components for autonomous driving, energy conversion, and medical technologies to enable entry in new markets.

Dr. Dirk Ziegenbein

Dr. Dirk Ziegenbein

My name is Dirk Ziegenbein, and I am Chief Expert for Engineering Open Context Systems, a term coined at Bosch for systems which need to adapt to evolving and partially unknown operating conditions. In addition, I lead a group of 20 experts researching software systems engineering methods for cyber-physical systems in automotive, robotics, and IoT.

Bosch research experts

Our research experts

To prepare for future challenges in each and every area of our business, we rely on the outstanding expertise of our research staff. Learn more about them here.