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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Im SFB HyPERion, den das Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) koordiniert, entwickeln Forschende des KIT und der Universitäten Kaiserslautern, Konstanz und Stuttgart gemeinsam eine Technologie für kompakte Hochleistungs-Magnetresonanz. Diese könnte Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Magnetic resonance in tabletop format revolutionizes diagnostics and materials analysis
Perovskite/CIS tandem solar cells are already able to convert a relatively high fraction of incident light into electric current. Future refinements can improve efficiency further. Marco A. Ruiz-Preciado, KIT
Thin-film Photovoltaic Technology Combines Efficiency and Versatility
Research and practice: KIT’s medical engineering degree program focuses on digitalization, electrical engineering and information technology Markus Breig, KIT
New medical engineering study program to bridge gap between people and technology
Mehdi Tahoori (left; photo: Martin Lober, KIT) and Alexey Ustinov (right; photo: Anne Cordts, KIT) receive an ERC Advanced Grant each. Martin Lober, KIT; Anne Cordts, KIT
Two ERC Advanced Grants for Scientists of KIT
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
MaterialDigital - Digitalisierung der Materialforschung
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