MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes

Spotlights

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 more than 1000 scientific and technical staff, 480 of which are doctoral candidates. Its 61 Principal Investigators, 4 Associate Investigators, and 28 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.

Funding Opportunities

MAPEX Förderungsmöglichkeiten|

New calls for research stays abroad in January 2023

We will publish new calls for MAPEX PhD Research Grants in January 2023. Funding for - materials analyses in the MAPEX Core Facility - impulse projects is still available.


Calendar

14. Feb
14th Early Career Researcher Workshop
08:3017:00
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21. Feb
The future of Materials Science and Engineering: How to participate and get the most out of the Digital Transformation
LION building (Klagenfurter Straße, University Bremen), room "Kapstadt"
15:0016:00
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08. Jun
15th Early Career Researcher Workshop
08:3017:00
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28. Sep
16th Early Career Researcher Workshop
08:3017:00
mehr

Research Highlights

MAPEX Research Highlights|

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

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41526-022-00240-5

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


MAPEX Research Highlights|

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

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2022.08.020

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


MAPEX Research Highlights|

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 

https://doi.org/10.1080/21663831.2022.2109941

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


Research

Find out more about our latest research (publications).

News

two researchers holding probes
MAPEX Presse|

Bremen Engineering Prize Goes to Master’s Student at the University

Press release of the University of Bremen / 21.11.2022, Kai Uwe Bohm. “Material transport of product mixtures of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis analysis using nuclear magnetic resonance”: with this master’s thesis, Production Engineering student Alexander Zimmermann has greatly improved the process.


brain with connections
MAPEX Presse|

More than €500,000 for AI Research with Quantum Systems

Press release of the University of Bremen / 28.09.2022, Kai Uwe Bohm. Machine learning and artificial-intelligence (AI) methods are now used in many areas of life.


The four guests of the panel discussion with Hanna Lührs.
MAPEX News|

Panel discussion 'Exploring Space: Human versus Machine'

On September 5, 2022, a panel discussion was held at Universum Bremen, moderated by Hanna Lührs.


The “#MOIN! – Modellregion Industriemathematik” (model region for industrial mathematics) project develops innovative transfer instruments in the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) scholarship program T!Raum – TransferRäume für die Zukunft von Regionen.
MAPEX Presse|

Model Region for Industrial Mathematics is being created in and around Bremen

How much (industrial) mathematics is part of our everyday lives? What do we know about it and how can society and industry benefit? This is what the “#MOIN! – MOdellregion INdustriemathematik” innovation and transfer project is all about. The BMBF is funding it with approximately 6 million euros.


Gerendertes historisches Gerät aus der Schifffahrt
MAPEX Presse|

Hackathon: Bringing Maritime Navigation Instruments to Life

Presse release of University of Bremen / 19.09.2022, Kai Uwe Bohm. „Seaman’s Gear“: a two-day hackathon on October 8 and 9, 2022, aims to breathe new virtual life into historical maritime navigation instruments.


Inoospace
MAPEX Presse|

DLR Design Challenge Has Been Won: Smoke Detector “Sniffs out” Causes of Fire

Press release of the University of Bremen / 11.07.22 Kai Uwe Bohn.


MAPEX News| MAPEX Presse|

Kick Off Event: Humans on Mars

Around 60 researchers participated in the kick-off event of the ‘Humans on Mars’-Initiative at the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen on July 8th, 2022. Coming from eight different faculties of the University of Bremen and four research institutes, they all work together to address the question of what…


Mars Landschaft
MAPEX Presse|

Humans on Mars: Pathways Toward Sustainable Settlement

Press release of the University of Bremen / 05.07.22 Kai Uwe Bohn. Is sustainable human exploration of Mars possible? How will humans affect the new environment? Around 60 researchers from the University of Bremen and other institutes are investigating these questions as part of an initiative.


MAPEX Presse|

At our workshops for Early Career Researchers young scientists from the University of Bremen get to know the scientists next door and each other.

Building bridges across faculties and institutes – that is one of our main goals at MAPEX. With the Workshop we encourage early-career researchers to boost their careers through interdisciplinary exchange. Our fully booked 13th Early Career Researcher Workshop hosted Christiane Heinicke,…


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MAPEX Speaker

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurosch Rezwan

University of Bremen
IW3-Building, Room 2131
Am Biologischen Garten 2
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218 64930
E-Mail: MAPEX Sprecher

Science manager

Dr. Hanna Lührs

University of Bremen
IW3-Building, Room 2230
Am Biologischen Garten 2
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218 64580
E-Mail: MAPEX

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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