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: MRD members’ assembly

Our second annual MRD members’ assembly will take place on November 28th, 2022. Members can register via e-mail to for participation. The members’ assembly will be followed by two talks from excellence cluster speakers Thomas Bein (e-conversion) and Christof Paar (CASA) in the framework for the Materials Chain Seminar „Materials and Energy: Challenges and Opportunities“.

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