The expertise and methodological know-how of more than 200 Materials Chain researchers is bundled in four centers of competence, the so-called HUBs. They represent the fields of excellence within the Materials Chain and figure as the paramount building-blocks for the future infrastructure of the flagship program.
The following HUBs were identified by the Materials Chain Scientific Board:
Under the roof of these HUBs, research within the Materials Chain focuses on the thematic areas adaptive and smart materials, energy conversion and storage, fundamental aspects of interfaces, materials for communication technologies, IT, quantum computing, and high-performance materials for harsh environments.
A list of collaborative research projects can be found here.