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 Industry Day 2023: Science for Innovation
May 15th, 2023, RUB’s Convention Centre (VZ)

2023 MRD Industry Day 2023: Science for Innovation will focus on the transfer of knowledge from university to start-ups to industry companies. The event is organized in cooperation with the Worldfactory Start-up Center’s Incubator Materials.

The lecture program will be complimented by an exhibition that further promotes the exchange between scientists, start-ups and industry representatives. The expo is open to exhibitors from science, industry and start-ups to present their latest innovations in materials-related research and products.

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