Materials technology – Precursor for complex applied components
The main research focus of the Institute of Materials Research is the development of new material solutions and their processing techniques for applications in aerospace, in energy technology and in automotive engineering.
In co-operation with DLR institutes as well as with national and international partners, the Institute of Materials Research is consistently working on fundamental and application-orientated topics. The research portfolio spreads across the fields of metallic structures, hybrid material systems and intermetallics, ceramic matrix composites, aerogels and aerogel composites, thermoelectric systems and high temperature and functional coatings. The development of numerical methods to simulate the behavior of materials and components completes these competencies aiming at supporting the transfer of materials into industrial applications.
In addition to the scientific research the institute is actively involved in the education and advanced training of young researchers at renowned universities in form of professorships and teaching appointments.