Welcome at the Institute for Applied Materials
The Institute for Applied Materials (IAM) is a leading institution in research and education in materials science and technology. With its interdepartmental character it is one of the largest facilities of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It pursues the KIT missions of research, teaching and innovation and contributes to the areas of energy, nano- and microtechnology, and mobility systems.
IAM pursues an interdisciplinary approach to materials research that covers the diversity and multiscale character of materials science. In cooperation with national and international partners, we study materials from their atomic structure to their function in the product. Our activities bridge the gap from materials development over process technology to systems integration.
In teaching IAM is responsible for the consecutive bachelor/master course Materials Science and Engineering. It also provides the materials science education in other university programs in engineering and natural sciences.
IAM has broad methodological competences in the fields of materials synthesis, processing, characterization, and simulation. It, thus, offers an attractive scientific environment and excellent opportunities for scientific and personal development to its members.
The IAM-WET, whose research is dedicated to the core components of electrochemical energy technology for electromobility and stationary energy conversion and storage, has been headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer since April 2020.
Prof. Dr. mont. Christoph Kirchlechner has taken over the leadership of the IAM-WBM, in which metallic, ceramic, polymeric and natural materials are investigated, at the beginning of 2020. (Photo: private)
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Dr. Christian Greiner (IAM-CMS) was awarded the Adolf Martens Prize of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).
The DFG funds the new joint research training group on high-temperature composites of the partners KIT, TU Darmstadt and DECHEMA. Spokesperson of the "MatCom-ComMat" research training group is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Heilmaier (IAM-WK).Link_more
A team of KIT scientists, including some from the IAM, is developing a novel material concept for solar cells.
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Prof. Dr. Britta Nestler (IAM-CMS) was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her research achievements in the field of computer-aided materials research.
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As part of a multidisciplinary team of KIT scientists, Dr. Susanne Wagner and Prof. Dr. Michael Hoffmann (IAM-KWT) were awarded the research prize for the elucidation of the properties of modern perovskite solar cells.
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At the "1st International Conference on Advanced Surface Enhancement" (INCASE 2019) in Singapore, the contribution of Mr. M.Sc. Michael Seitz (IAM-WK) "Mechanical Investigations on Composite Peened Aluminium" (authors: M. Seitz, K.A. Weidenmann) was awarded.
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Among the 14 scientific institutions, KIT and some subinstitutes of the IAM are involved in the development of the next battery generation.
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Several subinstitutes of the IAM are involved, some of them in a leading role, in two clusters of excellence successfully acquired at KIT within the framework of the excellence strategy of the federal and state governments.
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IAM-Imagefilm (MRS-TV 2016 - Spring Meeting)
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