Welcome to the KIT Center Materials in Technical and Life Sciences (MaTeLiS)

The challenges of the digital economy of the 21st century in the context of the forth industrial revolution require a constant development of new materials to enable new and challenging applications. The KIT Center Materials in Technical and Life Sciences integrates KIT research groups from the natural sciences, engineering and life sciences, which share a common interest in material research and in the development of new materials. The close cooperation between scientists from different disciplines creates a great potential for leading edge research in material sciences. The technological development requires continuous research into and development of new efficient materials for specific applications. In the KIT Materials Center, new materials and technologies are developed in a closed chain, from basic research to economic implementation, thanks to the integration of basic and application-oriented research. The development of nanostructured materials as well as the development of environmentally friendly technologies play a special role in the KIT Center. Furthermore, the integration of information-based approaches and modeling in the context of the digitalization of material sciences plays a growing, and increasingly important, role.

The work of the KIT Materials Center covers five topics:

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Designed elastic metamaterial structure made of a single linear elastic material. Dr. Yi Chen, KIT
Novel Materials: Sound Waves Traveling Backwards
Neural networks enable precise simulations in material science – down to the level of individual atoms. Pascal Friederich, KIT
Machine Learning Speeds up Simulations in Material Science
With new methods from AQua, the quality of the electrode coating can be checked automatically. Irina Westermann, KIT
Quality Campaign for Better Batteries
BMBF Supports the Digitization of Materials Research
Insertion of the photocatalytic membrane into the membrane reactor. Photo: Markus Breig, KIT
Water Treatment: Removing Hormones with Sunlight
The combination of sensors and materials simulates the artificial sense of smell. Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
“E-Nose” Can Discriminate Various Mint Scents
PUF core for the unambiguous identification of a component or the secure encryption of information. Photo: Alexander Scholz, HS Offenburg and KIT
Printed Circuits Protect Sensors
An innovative combination of processes enables the interconnection of cells to form modules with nearly no losses. Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Perovskite Solar Modules: High Efficiency on a Large Surface Area
Based on the Europium(III) scientists aim to advance the development of Quantum Computers. Photo: S. Kuppusamy, KIT
A Molecule That Responds to Light
Visualization of a quantum processor: Its core contains a chip on which superconducting qubits are arranged in a checkered pattern. Photo: Christoph Hohmann
Technologies for More Powerful Quantum Computers
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Advanced Materials (Wiley/VCH) Special KIT-Issue

"Multidisciplinary Materials Research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)"

The KIT Special Issue contains a total of 27 publications by scientists from the KIT Materials Center, on a broad range of topics.

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