Special emphasis is placed on innovative approaches for the improvement of existing materials. Just as the development of new materials, material composites and processing procedures, the design of new material concepts with special consideration of layers and nanostructured materials is the task of the institute. Another focus is on complex materials analysis with methods using X-rays, analytical electron microscopy, mechanical and electrical methods.
More detailed information on teaching, competences and research can be found on the websites of our groups.
Research at the institute focuses on the following areas:
- Inorganic-non-metallic materials
- Electrochemistry and Electroplating
- Fundamentals of energy materials
- Plastics technology
- Metallic materials and composites
- Microsystems Technology
- Materials in electrical engineering
Materials science is of strategic importance in our modern industrial society, as materials play a decisive role in all technical innovations. Approximately 2/3 of our economic output is materials-related. Therefore, the demand for well-trained materials scientists will steadily increase.
The Institute of Materials Engineering trains graduates in materials science:
- Bachelor of Science Materials Science - 6 semesters
- Master of Science Materials Science - 4 semesters
- Integrated International Double Degree in Master of Science Materials Science - 4 semesters
Here you find the publications, which were made at the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering:
The Institute of Materials Science and Engineering maintains both national and international relations:
- Materials Research and Testing Institute Weimar, Branch Office Test Center Layer and Material Properties Ilmenau
- Pontificia Universitad Católica del Perú, Lima (PUCP)- Contact person: Dr.-Ing. Bernd Halbedel, Tel.: 03677 - 69 2784
- Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Contact: Dr.-Ing. Herbert Tippmann, Tel.: 03677 - 69 3170