Department Materials Engineering


The interdisciplinary research is focused on the combination of problems of the engineering science with special polymer chemical issues to develop innovative approaches for the advancement of functional materials and processes.

The specific integration of chemical knowledge forms the basis of the scientific competence on the areas of research:

  • Chemical modification of PTFE
  • Interface-reactive injection molding
  • Thermo-controlled reactions
  • Complex Structural Components
  • Fracture mechanics and statistical mechanics of reinforced elastomeric blends
  • Online structure characterisation during deformation and fracture of polymers
  • Mechanical characterization of polymers



Head of Department

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Wagenknecht
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Anne Hofmann
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