MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes

The goal of MAPEX is the system-oriented development of materials and processes for sustainable transport and energy applications. Our research encompasses the fields of natural and engineering sciences as well as mathematics, aiming at a thorough understanding of the process-properties-performance relationships in materials.

MAPEX merges the know-how of 700 scientific and technical staff, 370 of which are doctoral candidates. Its 56 Principal Investigators and 31 Early Career Investigators are affiliated to five different university faculties and four external research institutes on the university campus.

  • MaterialsMaterials
  • Hybrid MaterialsHybrid Materials
  • MetalsMetals
  • NanomaterialsNanomaterials
  • Porous MaterialsPorous Materials
  • SemiconductorsSemiconductors
  • Energy-related technologiesEnergy-related technologies
  • Manufacturing EngineeringManufacturing Engineering
  • EngineeringEngineering
  • PhotonicsPhotonics
  • Process engineeringProcess engineering
  • CharacterizationCharacterization
  • SynthesisSynthesis
  • Material ModellingMaterial Modelling
  • Process ModellingProcess Modelling
  • System IntegrationSystem Integration

Established in 2014 as the governance form of the high-profile area ‘Materials Science and Production Engineering’ MAPEX has the aim to:

  • establish and maintain a network of competencies in the fields of materials science, materials technology, and materials processing;
  • increase the visibility of the MAPEX Research Landscape;
  • apply for and participate in third-party funding programs;
  • promote cooperative research activities of junior scientists;
  • support an interdisciplinary doctoral education;
  • cooperatively acquire and share scientific equipment,
  • offer our scientists a diverse and family-friendly environment with equal opportunity, quality assurance, and data handling policies at the highest international standards.
© MAPEX4th MAPEX Early Career Researcher Workshop - Plenary talk of Marc Avila



navigare - Career Coaching for Women in Science

The coaching programme navigare addresses female early career researchers (doctoral candidates, postdocs) who aim for a professorship or gaining a leadership position in science.

Two programmes will start in September 2017 as a joint initiative of six running coodinated DFG programmes and MAPEX:

The ‘classical’ programme is offered in German...

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Freude an der Universität: IWT wird Leibniz-Institut

Impressionen der Universität Bremen / 10. April 2017 KG

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Kanadischer Gast wird „Research Ambassador“ für die Uni Bremen

BUS aktuell, das Online-Magazin der Universität Bremen / 10. Mai 2017 AL

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Professor Ekkard Brinksmeier erhält Ehrenprofessur

Pressemitteilung der Universität Bremen Nr. 087 / 27. April 2017 KL

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Research Highlights


Simultaneous Acquisition of the Polarized and Depolarized Raman Signal with a Single Detector


Johannes Kiefer.


Analytical Chemistry (2017) 89 (11), 5725-5728


Polarization-resolved Raman spectroscopy provides much more information than its conventional counterpart. However, it usually either requires a complicated setup with two spectrographs and detectors or...

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Time resolved impedance spectroscopy analysis of lithium phosphorous oxynitride - LiPON layers under mechanical stress


Jens Glenneberg, Ingo Bardenhagen, Frederieke Langer, Matthias Busse and Robert Kun.


Journal of Power Sources (2017) 359, 157-165



In this paper we present investigations on the morphological and electrochemical changes of lithium phosphorous oxynitride...

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Tunable Bragg polaritons and nonlinear emission from a hybrid metal-unfolded ZnSe-based microcavity


SK. Shaid-Ur Rahman, Thorsten Klein, Jürgen Gutowski, Sebastian Klembt and Kathrin Sebald.


Scientific Reports (2017) 7, Article number: 767


Strong light-matter interaction in Bragg structures possesses several advantages over conventional microcavity system....

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All Research Highlights and publications with participation of MAPEX PIs.