IAM - Materials- and Biomechanics
Summerschool 2020

Team building activities were in focus of our annual summer school, which was a great success this year, especially while following all the regulations and emphasis pertaining to safety and social distancing during the COVID-19

Yuran Kang

Our first Ph.D. defense streamed via MS Teams - passed, congrats to Yuran Kang!

A. Albiez Berta-Benz-Preis 2019
Bertha Benz Prize 2019

Almut Albiez was awarded the Bertha Benz Prize 2019 for her Ph.D. thesis. The results of her research open up new opportunities for lightweight construction applications.

(Photo: A. Albiez, private)

A. Albietz at youtube (in German)
Urkunde PosterAward M. Janzen
Best Poster Award

At the 16th Symposium of ModVal 2019 in Braunschweig, Germany, Manfred Janzen received the first place for his poster "Mechanics of Electrode Operation - a Comparison of LiFePO4 and NaFePO4".

more (ModVal 2019)
Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government

The IAM-WBM is involved in two successfully acquired clusters of excellence:

3D Designer Materials - 3D Matter Made to Order


Energy storage beyond lithium - New concepts for a sustainable future

(Image: O. Birkholz)

more (KIT-Press Releases)
Überreichung des Posterpreises
PhD Poster Prize

Mrs. Marigrazia Moscardini won one of three poster prizes at SOFT 2018 with her poster "Discrete element code to simulate the heat transfer inside ceramic breeder pebble beds" (Collaboration: Dr. S. Pupeschi (IAM-ESS), Dr. Y. Gan (University of Sydney), apl. Prof. M. Kamlah (IAM-WBM)). The prize is endowed with 300€.

(Photo: S. Pupeschi)

more (SOFT 2018)
Meeting Chair

Dr. Ruth Schwaiger was appointed Meeting Chair of the Materials Research Society (MRS).

(Photo: R. Schwaiger, private)

more (MRS Spring Meeting)
Foto und Zeichnung Wirbel
Vortexes as wheels of nature

Following the example of trees, biomechanic Prof. Dr. Claus Mattheck transfers universal shapes to technical components. Deformation via vertebrae could contribute to the development of lightweight durable components.

(Image: C. Mattheck)

more (KIT-News, German)
Emmy Noether Junior Research Group

The junior research group headed by Dr. Karsten Woll develops nanostructured thin films by means of electrical current pulses.

(Photo: K. Woll, private)

more (KIT-News, German)
BNN - Bild des Monats: kleinstes Fachwerk
Picture of the month: Badische Neueste Nachrichten from 03.05.2016

Kleinstes Fachwerk
World's smallest truss

Metamaterials for the construction of microscopic 3D trusses achieve higher specific strength.

(photo: J. Bauer, KIT)

more (KIT-News, German)