Key TopicsRWTH Aachen University.
The activities of the profile area Materials Science and Engineering are focusing on three key topics: structural materials, functional materials and materials for nanoelectronics and quantum information. These are characterized by a high social relevance and a clear future orientation, because they can make a possible contribution for solving global challenges in the areas energy, mobility and future information technology.
Besides the three key topics there are three cross-sectional topics: characterization methods, micro and nano fabrication and simulation with methods, bridging all length scales.
The scope ranges from basic cross-sectional topics to a variety of technological applications in the field of the global challenges.
Material design and ICME;
Materials for Extreme Environments;
Efficient processes in product manufactoring and material production;
Polymer materials, composite materials, Aachen Polymer Chain;
Elektrochemical energy storage and converter;
Functional materials within inorganic and physical chemistry
Materials for nanoelectronic and quantum information
Resistive switching in oxides and phase change materials;
Graphene and two dimensional material systems;
Quantum information: Materials and implementation;
Solid State Lighting, energyefficient electronic and renewable energy generation