Our scientific expertise covers the synthesis, characterization, and modelling of advanced materials along the entire production chain of machine components. We strive to achieve accurate control of the chemical composition and microstructure of individually tailored structural and functional materials at all length scales during their manufacturing, engineering, and usage.

Currently our members lead eight coordinated DFG programmes:

MAPEX Research Landscape

Soft and Hybrid MaterialsManufacturing Engineering CRC, RU, PPMaterials synthesis and characterization
MetalsMaterials EngineeringProcess Modelling RTG
Porous Materials RU, RTGProcess Engineering PPMaterials Modelling RTG
NanomaterialsEnergy-Related TechnologiesMaterials informatics
SemiconductorsPhotonicsSystem Integration

Research Highlights

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On the growth dynamics of the cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7938 in Martian regolith

Tiago P. Ramalho, Guillaume Chopin, Lina Salman, Vincent Baumgartner, Christiane Heinicke, and Cyprien Verseux

npj Microgravity (2022) 8, 1, 43

The sustainability of crewed infrastructures on Mars will depend on their abilities to produce consumables on…

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Disentangling catalysis and mass transport: Using diffusion measurements by pulsed field gradient NMR to reveal the microkinetics of CO oxidation over nanoporous gold

Amineh Baniani, Stefan Wild, Evan M.Forman, Thomas Risse, Sergey Vasenkov, Marcus Bäumer

Journal of Catalyst (2022) 413, 1123

Since the first studies reporting on its surprising catalytic properties, nanoporous gold (npAu) has emerged as a novel and ever…

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Investigation of the dealloying front in partially corroded alloys

Christoph Mahr, Jorge Adrian Tapia Burgos, Marco Schowalter, Arne Wittstock and Andreas Rosenauer.

Material Research Letters (2022), 10,12, 824

Nanoporous gold as obtained by corrosion of alloys of gold and a less noble metal is a system with…

All Research Highlights and Publications with participation of MAPEX PIs.

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