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MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes

The goal of MAPEX is the system-oriented research and 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 1200 scientific and technical staff, 460 of which are doctoral candidates. Its 58 Principal Investigators and 29 Early Career Investigators are affiliated to five different university faculties and four external research institutes on the university campus.

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 programmes;
  • promote cooperative research activities of early career researchers;
  • 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.

Research Highlights

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News no.: 065 | MAPEX Research Highlights|

Investigations on morphological and electrochemical changes of all-solid-state thin film battery cells under dynamic mechanical stress conditions

J. Glenneberg, G. Kasiri, I. Bardenhagen, F. La Mantia, M. Busse, R. Kun

Nano Energy (2019) 57, 549-557.

To design and manufacture high-performance energy storage devices with real mechanical flexibility is one of the main advantages of the solid-state...

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News no.: 066 | MAPEX Research Highlights|

Pseudodoping of a metallic two-dimensional material by the supporting substrate

B. Shao, A. Eich, C. Sanders, A. S. Ngankeu, M. Bianchi, P. Hofmann, A. A. Khajetoorians, T. Wehling

Nature Communications (2019) 10, Article Number 180.

Charge transfers resulting from weak bondings between two-dimensional materials and the supporting...

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News no.: 064 | MAPEX Research Highlights|

Ligand-functionalized Pt nanoparticles as asymmetric heterogeneous catalysts: molecular reaction control by ligand–reactant interactions

A. Šulce, J. Backenköhler, I. Schrader, M. Delle Piane, C. Müller, A. Wark, L.Colombi Ciacchi, V. Azov, S. Kunz

Catalysis Science & Technology (2018), 8, 6062 - 6075.

The asymmetric hydrogenation of β-keto esters over platinum nanoparticles (NPs)...

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MAPEX Speaker

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi

Universität Bremen
TAB-Gebäude, Raum 3.30
Am Fallturm 1
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 (0)421-218-64570
E-Mail: MAPEX Speaker

Science manager

Dr. Hanna Lührs

Universität Bremen
TAB-Gebäude, Raum 3.36
Am Fallturm 1
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 (0)421-218-64580

Master’s course ‘Process-oriented Materials Research’ (ProMat)


Further information on the admission procedure and the structure of the degree program can be found here.


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