Research Unit Chemical Technologies

Thematic Focus

The thematic focus of the research unit Chemical Technologies covers the preparation and characterization of specialty materials from micro- and nanostructured metals and ceramics, including sintered steel for precision parts, refractory metals, hardmetals for metal-working and stone machining, high performance ceramics, as well as metal matrix composites (MMCs). The division is especially proud on its expertise in hardmetals/cemented carbides and powdermetallurgy, which has been established since the early 1960s .
Other topics include the preparation of tool coatings made of diamond and other hard materials.
The recovery of valuable metallic compounds by hydro- and pyrometallurgical means as well as materials investigations in case of damage or corrosion are other important aspects in research and teaching.

Main Research Topics

Research Groups

Head of Research Unit & Head of Research Group

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Head of Research Group for Mechanical Response of Materials

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Dr. Golta Khatibi

Associate Prof.

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E164-03-2 - Mechanical Response of Materials