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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Der indische Chemiker Thalappil Pradeep wird im kommenden Jahr für bis zu sechs Monate am KIT forschen. (Foto: Thalappil, IIT) Foto: Thalappil, IIT
Erster „International Excellence Award“ des KIT...

...geht an Chemiker Thalappil Pradeep

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Mit Unterstützung von KI-Methoden wollen Forschende die Herstellungsprozesse für hocheffiziente Perowskit-Solarzellen verbessern (Foto: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT) Foto: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
KI für Perowskit-Solarzellen:

Schlüssel zur besseren Produktion

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The curve shows the increase in the transition temperature, below which strontium ruthenate becomes superconductive. Graphics: Y.-S. Li, et al. Nature 607, 276 (2022)
Quantum Materials:

Superconductor Performs Best Under Pressure

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Cover of Springer Hanndbook of Additive Manufacturing 2023 Springer Nature
New Springer Handbook of Additive Manufacturing

Editor of the section on Design and Data: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Klahn, MVM, KIT

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Wolfgang Wernsdorfer ist Professor am Physikalischen Institut sowie am Institut für QuantenMaterialien und Technologien des KIT. (Foto: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT) Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Quanten-technologien: Tiefer Blick in die Dunkle Materie
Grenzüberschreitende Forschung betreibt Professorin Anja Metelmann mit ihrer Brückenprofessur zum Quantum Computing in Karlsruhe und Straßburg. (Foto: Adrian Yass, KIT) Adrian Yass, KIT
KIT am Europäischen Quanten-zentrum beteiligt
Reversible activation and catalytic transfer of ammonia via a compound of main group elements. (Figure: Frank Breher, KIT) Frank Breher, KIT
New System for Activation and Catalytic Transfer of Ammonia
Superabsorbers become liquid under UV light after they have taken up sufficient water. Then, they can be reused. (Collage: Ken Pekarsky, KIT) Ken Pekarsky, KIT
Diapers Can Be Recycled 200 Times Faster with Light
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