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.
© Basitan DincherKrishna Rajan (University at Buffalo, USA)
"Discovering the science of materials through informatics"



5th MAPEX Early Career Researcher Workshop - 16 November 2017 - Registration is open

Science meets industry - spin-offs and cooperation projects

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Lutz Mädler in Berlin mit Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet

Pressemitteilung der Universität Bremen / 16. März 2017 KG

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Impressions from the MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

On 15 September 2017 MAPEX had the honour to host three internationally leading scientists from the still young research field 'materials informatics', attracting more than 50 scientist from the University of Bremen.

Direct link to the picture gallery here.

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Graduate Lecture

“Sustainable Energy: The Contribution of Photocatalysis and Photonics. Principles, Properties and Applications“ - Prof. Dr. Cecilia B. Mendive -Visiting professor at the University of Bremen-

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Research Highlights


Structural and spectroscopic comparison between polycrystalline, nanocrystalline and quantum dot visible light photo-catalyst Bi2WO6


Michael Teck, M. Mangir Murshed, Marco Schowalter, Niels Lefeld, Henrike K. Grossmann, Tim Grieb, Thomas Hartmann, Lars Robben, Andreas Rosenauer, Lutz Mädler and Thorsten M. Gesing.


Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2017) 254, 82–89.


The structural and spectroscopic...

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The cubic-to-hexagonal phase transition of cerium oxide particles: dynamics and structure


Jan Höcker, Jon-Olaf Krisponeit, Thomas Schmidt, Jens Falta and Jan Ingo Flege.


Nanoscale (2017) 9, 9352-9358


Cerium oxide is often applied in today's catalysts due to its remarkable oxygen storage capacity. The changes in stoichiometry during reaction are linked to...

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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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All Research Highlights and publications with participation of MAPEX PIs.