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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POSTPONED: Materials Chain International Conference 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the third Materials Chain International Conference (MCIC 2020) will be postponed to 2021. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Materials Research Department and was previously planned to be held from November 25 to November 26, 2020. As soon as further information are available, we will inform you here and on the conference website. Best wishes for your health and safety!