KIT Materials Center

BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine (BIFTM)

Innovative approaches for controlling living systems provide a paradigmatic solution to major societal problems. Existing strategies frequently lack the specificity and efficacy demanded by modern medicine and biotechnology. More worrying, for certain applications, even after decades of research there are still no reasonable strategies to control living systems. Thus, the overarching challenge of the programme BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine (BIFTM) is to develop new key technologies to control living systems.

Please find further information on the BIFTM homepage.


Helmholtz Research Programme Materials Systems Engineering (MSE)

The Helmholtz Research Programme MSE (Materials Systems Engineering) is developing and integrating information-based techniques in material design, development and processing as a major asset for future breakthroughs.In addition to KIT, the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht are involved in the programme.

The programme is organised into five research topics, each with the participation of KIT research groups.

  • Functionality by Information-Guided Design: From Molecular Concepts to Materials
  • Optics & Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Systems
  • Adaptive and Bioinstructive Materails Systems
  • Scale-Bridging Designed Materials: From Fundamentals to Systems
  • Materials, Information, Discovery

Please find further information on the MSE homepage.