Research is focused on fundamental aspects of novel processing techniques and on microstructure-property correlations of glasses, ceramics, and composites. Major fields of applications include medicine, energy and environment, electronics, and transportation.

Biomimetic MaterialsProf. Dr. Stephan E. Wolf

CeramicsProf. Dr. Peter Greil

Cellular Ceramics and SimulationDr. Tobias Fey

  • Processing of cellular and biomorphous ceramics
  • Microstructure characterisation (esp. Microtomography)
  • Microstructure testing (mechanical and thermal properties)
  • Non-destructive testing (e.g. microwave)
  • Generative processing of ceramics
  • Modeling of microstructure testing on µCT-derived models


Functional Ceramics  – Prof. Dr. Kyle G. Webber

  • Lead-free ferroelectrics
  • Field-induced structural phase transitions of ferroelectrics
  • In-situ structural characterization of electromechanical behavior in functional ceramics
  • Temperature-dependent hysteretic properties in ferroelectrics


Additiv Processing Prof. Dr. Nahum Travitzky

Glass   –  Prof. Dr. Dominique de Ligny