The research and development work conducted in the Materials engineering laboratory focuses on metallic materials and surface technology. Educational research projects, nationwide research projects, and tasks conducted as part of contract research are carried out in these areas.

Research focus

  • Development and characterization of high-alloy steels
  • Development and characterization of functional surfaces
  • Constitution of surfaces using laser processing
  • Electrochemical investigations
  • Characterization of polymers for optical applications
  • Damage investigations
  • Product-related and/or project-supporting investigations

    Research areas

    • New materials

    Current research projects

    • SLM UNIKAL Energy and resource-efficient presentation of unique material and component properties with the help of additive laser generation

    Laboratory management

    Prof. Anja Dwars

    Academic/research staff

    Juliane Böhm (Dipl.-Ing.)