Departments > Composite Materials

Composite Materials

  • Dr. Uwe Gohs
    Head of Department

    +49 (0)351 4658 239

    Ms. Gudrun Schwarz

    +49 (0)351 4658 360
    +49 (0)351 4658 362

The research work of the department Composite Materials is directed to fiber reinforced thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Particular attention is paid to material development and simulation of structural parts as well as processing and applications engineering. New approaches for lightweight construction are developed based on new polymer materials and new constructive solutions.

Working Fields

Modification of fibers

  • Spinning equipment for the melt spinning of glass fibers, simultaneous spinning of glass/polymer filaments (hybrid yarn)
  • Surface modification of reinforcing fibers by application of sizings and coatings
  • Interphase characterization

Complex structural parts

  • modelling and simulation of variable axial endless fiber reinforced lightweight constructions
  • application of new approaches for optimization of complex structural parts
  • design and manufacturing of stress adapted structural parts with extreme high lightweight potential

New polymer materials

  • multifunctional polymers for polymer fibers and matrices
  • composite materials based on renewable polymers and natural fibers
  • tissue engineering based on stitched textile structures

Electron beam technology

  • functionalization of polymers
  • curing and/or crosslinking of polymer compounds
  • development and production of multifunctional polymer materials
Composite Materials


Composite Materials