The primary focus of the Department of Material Science (Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffkunde: LWK ) is on investigating the relationship between production and manufacturing processes, the ensuing microstructure of the components produced, and the technical properties that result from this interaction. Our work here is driven by experimental investigation, and ranges from foundational research in previously unexplored areas to practical industrial applications; our investigations also encompass almost every type of metallic material.
Our research is focused chiefly on the following topics and research fields:
- Shape-Memory Alloys
- Phase Changes in Industrial Steels
- Strip/Band Casting and Rolling
- Optimization of Selective-Laser-Melted Materials
- Hybrid Lightweight Construction Materials
- Fatigue Behavior of Metallic Hybrid and Monomaterials
- High-Temperature Fatigue of Nickel-Based Superalloys
In addition to the topics listed, we offer services for manufacturers such as material testing, failure analysis and liability claims, and educational seminars for industry representatives; more information can be found under SERVICES (INDUSTRY).