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 Potentials Workshop: From electrons to phase diagrams
hybrid: onsite and online participation possible
2022 Computational Methods and Information Models in Tunneling - SFB 837 & EURO:TUN
Ruhr Universität Bochum, Convention Center
2022 Complex Phase Transitions with Functional Properties
The workshop will be run in hybrid mode at the Center for Interface-Dominated High Performance Materials (ZGH), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Who are we? Why is collaboration important in modern materials science? And what are we working on?
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.
Materials Chain International Conference 2021
Our third Materials Chain International Conference, MCIC 2021: Materials Discovery and Processing for Energy, took place online via Zoom on November 22nd, 2021.
Thank you to all speakers and participants who made MCIC 2021 a big success with their high-level talks and discussions!
With up to 106 guests in our Zoom room, we were happy to see both new and familiar faces being able to connect and exchange scientifically at least online in these unprecendented times. We look forward to seeing you all at upcoming Materials Chain meetings in 2022, hopefully in person!
Honorary Professorship for Christof Asbach
With his festive opening lecture on May 13, Dr.-Ing. Christof Asbach, Head of Department at IUTA, now holds the title of Honorary Professor. He was awarded the title by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Schramm, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). Asbach is president of the Society for Aerosol Research and an internationally recognized expert in this field. In about... read more
Success for the UDE
Materials science and medicine at the UDE can further expand their research. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding two new research training groups with a total of around 14 million euros for the next five years. The research subjects are the properties and production of two-dimensional materials and the effectiveness of radiation treatment for cancer. Two-dimensional materials are extremely... read more
Seminar on Materials and Energy
From materials in science fiction, research and the circular economy – the WE-Heraeus seminar "Materials and Energy – New Directions for the ‘Energiewende’" aims to stimulate new ways of thinking and research in the field of energy and materials research. Therefore, five sessions with speakers from Germany, Denmark and Canada, including CENIDE PI Prof. Rossitza Pentcheva, will take place at... read more