Minds and Machines

Scientists from the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, information technology, biological and chemical engineering, process engineering, geology and life sciences make Materials Chain a platform for an interdisciplinary research network. The interaction between researchers with different specialist backgrounds leads to new synergies and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration in research and science between all three universities.

Members A-Z

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, the University of Duisburg-Essen and their partner institutions maintain a large number of research institutions that are recognized worldwide and use state-of-the-art technologies to carry out cutting-edge research in materials science, from the characterization of materials at the atomic level to high-performance computing. The combination of highly qualified scientists from different disciplines and state-of-the-art infrastructure makes the Materials Chain unique in European materials science.



The interactive network map below visualizes the density of collaborative research activities between the Materials Chain’s members, based on co-authored journal articles published since 2010.

Discover more authors by zooming in and out, by selecting a colored dot, or by moving the map around.