Materials Research Department

The Materials Research Department coordinates and oversees research in materials science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum 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 campus of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum 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), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) and Helmholtz-Zentrum für Materialien und Energie in Berlin.

The Materials Research Department incorporates the following research alliances in addition to many individual projects.