Materials Research Department



The Materials Research Department (MRD) coordinates and oversees research in materials science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and collaborating institutions. Members have affiliations with the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Geo-Sciences as well as other research institutions on the RUB campus like the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) and the Central Institute for Ion Beams and Radionuclides (RUBION).

Associate members at collaborating research institutions are from the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (MPIKOFO), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), and Forschungszentrum Jülich.


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Upcoming Event: YMR Day 2022

The 5th YMR Day will take place on Octorber 28th, 2022. You can already register via e-mail to for participation. Just let us know your name and affiliation.


Presenting a talk or poster at YMR Day 2022 can be accredited with 2 CP to your Research School certificate. If you want to contribute in any way, please also write an e-mail to More information will follow soon.



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