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.

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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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MaTeLiS - Initiatives

DNA hydrogel IGB-1, KIT
Biomaterials Group
Materials device pool KIT, INT, RU Kübel
Materials Device Pool

Establishment of a KIT-wide device database in materials science.

Available on the intranet, accessible for KIT-employees only.

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Professor Kathrin Gerling (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT) and Tenure-track Professor Philip Willke (Photo: Private) receive ERC Starting Grants for their projects. Foto: Tanja Meißner, KIT; Philip Willke, privat
Accessible Virtual Reality and Quantum Information Processing
The new molecular structure in which sandwich complexes form a nano-sized ring is called ‘cyclocene.’ (Photo: Nature / AOC, KIT)
Nanorings: New Building Blocks for Chemistry
Julian Hertel, KIT Neue Biomaterialien für die industrielle Biokatalyse: Enzymschäume bilden dreidimensionale poröse Netzwerke mit stabiler hexagonaler Wabenstruktur. (Julian Hertel, KIT)
Materialforschung: Biokatalytische Schäume mit enormer Haltbarkeit und Aktivität
Koordinatendarstellung der Herzkammern. (Grafik: Dr. Axel Loewe, KIT)
Machine Learning: Artificial Neural Networks Localize Extrasystoles
Microscopy of a lung section of a TB-infected mouse with the drug nanoparticles colored red. The complete caption can be found at the end of the text. (FZB Zelluläre Mikrobiologie, Dr. N. Redinger).
Tuberculosis Therapy: Smallest Particles Will Deliver the Drug to the Lungs in Future
Dr. Jens Bauer, KIT Mit dem neuen Verfahren lässt sich eine große Vielfalt von Quarzglasstrukturen im Nanometermaßstab erzeugen. Dr. Jens Bauer, KIT
Nanomaterials: 3D Printing of Glass without Sintering
Dank eines neuartigen Moleküls sollen blaue OLEDs künftig heller leuchten und weniger schnell verblassen. Markus Breig, KIT
Organic Light-emitting Diodes: Making the Blue Shine Brighter and Longer
In the research project SEMTRASOL, highly efficient, semitransparent organic solar cells are being developed at KIT. (Photo: KIT) KIT
Photovoltaics: Energy Supply with a View
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