IAM - Materials- and Biomechanics

IAM - Materials- and Biomechanics

The reliability of such material systems is of major significance for the society concerning functional materials for energy conversion and storage as well as for information technology and requires state-of-the-art mechanical characterization and modelling. Materials of interest span from batteries beyond the Lithium era towards materials for fusion reactors on the one hand, and from advanced conductors to materials for sensors and actuators on the other hand.

We aim for a mechanism-based understanding of material degradation, which requires scale-bridging mechanical as well as microstructural characterization combined with advanced multi-physics modelling and data analysis. We also run KIT´s Fusion materials lab and, therefore, can handle and characterize radioactive and toxic materials.

 

 

Head

Prof. Dr. mont.

Christoph Kirchlechner

 

Tel.: +49 721 608-24815

christoph.kirchlechner∂kit.edu

(Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)


 

News

Updated Field Guide for Visual Tree Assessment
Útmutató favizsgálathoz

Translation of the Updated Field Guide for Visual Tree Assessment in the Hungarian language is published

HiKoMat
Successful completion of the BMWi project HiKoMat

The HiKoMat project, in which among others M.Sc. Oleg Birkholz was involved with excellent contributions, has decisively contributed to a detailed understanding of the process-structure-property relationships of hierarchically structured composite materials for electrochemical energy storage.

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Defense A.V. Brabänder
Another successful PhD defense

We are happy to announce the successful PhD defense of Alexander Valentin Brabänder. His work  "Registering hardness measurement of neutron-irradiated materials at high temperatures" was supervised by Dr. H.-Chr. Schneider in IAM-WBM's Fusion Materials Laboratory (FML).

(Photo: A. Brabänder, private)

Logo TRR 188
DFG funds the TRR 188 with contributions from the IAM-WBM

The German Research Foundation (DFG) continues funding the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio (TRR) 188, “Damage in metal forming”.

The TRR 188 aims for a mechanism-based understanding and control of damage nucleation and growth in advanced high strength materials and is located at several research institutes.

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IAM-WBM Team
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
Congratulations

Our first Ph.D. defense in 2020 streamed via MS Teams - passed, congrats to Yuran Kang!

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