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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Bei der Materialentwicklung entstehen große Datenmengen, die in Supercomputern wie dem Forschungshochleistungsrechner ForHLR am KIT verarbeitet werden. Diese Daten besser nutzbar zu machen hat sich das NFDI-Konsortium FAIRmat zur Aufgabe gemacht. Andreas Drollinger, KIT
NFDI Consortium FAIRmat
Joerg Schmalian
John Bardeen Prize 2022 for Jörg Schmalian
Mit der Genschere einzelne Zelltypen gezielt eliminieren Angelina Schindele, KIT
Using Gene Scissors to Specifically Eliminate Individual Cell Types
Art historian Inge Hinterwaldner (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT), physical chemist Lars Heinke ((Photo: Gabi Zachmann, KIT), and materials researcher Christoph Kirchlechner receive an ERC Consolidator Grant. Markus Breig, KIT
Three ERC Consolidator Grants for KIT Researchers
Photon-spin interface with the europium molecule crystal for entanglement of nuclear spin qubits (arrows) with the help of photons (yellow). Christian Grupe, KIT
Quantum Information: Light from Rare-earth Molecules
Pascal Friederich receives the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important recognition of early-career researchers in Germany. Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize Goes to Pascal Friederich
3D model of a MOF in front of the enzyme-MOF flow reactor at the laboratory of KIT’s Institute of Functional Interfaces. Dr. Raphael Greifenstein, KIT
Biotechnology: Enzymes in a Cage
MaterialDigital - Digitalisierung der Materialforschung
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