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.


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

Biomimetic Materials –  PD Dr. rer. nat. Stephan E. Wolf

Cellular Ceramics and SimulationPD Dr.-Ing. habil. Tobias Fey

  • Processing of cellular and biomorphous ceramics
  • Microstructure characterisation (esp. Microtomography)
  • Microstructure testing (mechanical and thermal properties)
  • Generative processing of ceramics including 3D-printing
  • Modeling of microstructure testing on µCT-derived models


Additiv Processing Prof. Dr. habil. Nahum Travitzky

Glass   –  Prof. Dr. Dominique de Ligny