News and Events

Welcome to our News and Events section. The subcategories provide latest news, an overview of upcoming and past events and conferences, and articles published in the press about the Materials Chain network.


Latest News

Finding Optimal Materials Recipes Using AI

Bochum Researchers Develop Structure Zone Diagrams

The possible properties of nanostructured layers are countless - but how can you find the optimal one without long experimentation? A materials research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) tried a shortcut: Using a machine learning algorithm, the researchers were able to reliably predict the structural properties of such a layer. They report in the new journal "Communications Materials" from March... read more

3D Printing for the Automotive Industry

EUR 10.7 Million from the Federal Government

Completely drive-ready cars cannot be printed from 3D printers. How the additive process could produce their plastic components is being investigated in the POLYLINE project by, among others, the Chair of Production Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). Nationwide, 15 partners from science and industry are developing the digitized production line for the automotive industry. The project... read more

EU Project on Corona Vaccine

Antiviral Agents and New Test Models

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has already claimed several thousand lives worldwide. A specific therapy or vaccination is not yet available. In an EU project, researchers led by Professors Jan Münch from University of Ulm and Thomas Schrader from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) hope to accelerate the development of an effective antiviral therapy. In cooperation with other European partners,... read more


Upcoming Events


Save the Date

The 3rd Materials Chain International Conference, MCIC 2020, will take place from November 25-26, 2020 at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The core topics, 2D and hybrid fuctional materials, Materials for energy conversion, Data driven and combinatorial materials science, Production engineering and additive manufacturing and Metals, alloys and magnetism, reflect the breadth of materials research from atoms to products within the UA Ruhr.
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