Materials Chain is the first and largest flagship program of the University Alliance Ruhr. It offers a platform for interdisciplinary networking that brings together researchers from fundamental natural sciences to applied materials science and production technology. More than 200 scientists from more than 150 chairs and research groups from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen research and teach under the umbrella of the flagship program. The profile is complemented by cooperations with 11 regional partner institutions.
Building on the proven strengths at the respective university locations, Materials Chain initiates new research projects and associations to strengthen the role of the Ruhr Area as an internationally leading research region for modern materials and their production.
Take a look behind the laboratory doors of some of the natural scientists and engineers working within the Materials Chain network:
2022 Physical Colloquium with Dr. Tobias Meng
Dr. Tobias Meng, TU Dresden
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, lecture hall HNB and via Zoom
2022 Study protocols that enable data science-informed materials manufacturing design.
Prof. Jennifer L.W. Carter, Case Western Reserve University, USA
online via Zoom
2022 12th International Conference on Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM22)
University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg, M area
Who are we? Why is collaboration important in modern materials science? And what are we working on?
4th Materials Chain International Conference
MCIC 2022: Future Energy Materials and Systems
The 4th Materials Chain International Conference, MCIC 2022: Future Energy Materials and Systems will be held at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany on August 29th, 2022.
About MCIC 2022
Materials are a cornerstone for a sustainable energy future. Novel materials systems that harvest, store and convert energy efficiently and with only a small environmental footprint are urgently required. To this end research needs to focus on the discovery and design of novel materials, while development times from demonstration of novel materials in an adademic context to large scale industrial productions also need to be shortened.
We invited internationally renowned experts to present their latest research on materials and systems for a sustainable energy future together with selected speakers from the Materials Chain network.
Seminar Series “Materials and Energy: Challenges and Opportunities”
The Materials Chain Seminar Series “Materials and Energy: Challenges and Opportunities” brings together highly visible researchers across the various fields of materials science who investigate the intricate relationship between energy and materials. “Energy” and “Materials” have an overarching importance for the future development of our society. They are coupled in multiple ways ranging from fundamental science to real-world applications. Analyzing their intricate relationship as energy-materials nexus, however, is a new approach. Because solutions are urgently needed, this field requires intense interaction and collaboration across scientific disciplines and along the entire chain from fundamental science to industrial application.
The seminar series takes places on Thursdays and Fridays, typically from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. All lectures will be held in the same ZOOM room. Registration is not required, feel free to join the Seminar Series via https://ruhr-uni-bochum.zoom.us/j/61559986885?pwd=bTdSOTRiOTk4eGNzbC9CZEh4L3ZqUT09.
Lectures planned for the upcoming summer term 2022 will be annouced in due time.
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12th International MSM Conference
In 1999, the first international conference on magnetic and superconducting materials (MSM) took place – now it is going into the 12th round. From August 28 to September 02, research groups from all over the world will meet, this time in Duisburg. The program is intended to strengthen scientific relations between regional and international research groups. Registration is open until the 1st of August. The... read more
Extension for SFB/TRR 247
Almost all everyday objects come into contact with at least one catalyst during their production in order to make their production cheaper, more environmentally friendly or even possible in the first place. The goal of the SFB/TRR 247 "Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in the Liquid Phase" is to develop inexpensive, highly active and selective catalysts at the atomic level. Following its successful... read more