KIT Materials Center

Welcome to the KIT Center Materials in Technical and Life Sciences

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.

The work of the KIT Materials Center covers five topics:

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Electron micrograph of the “empty” scaffold (without hydrogel) that an international research team used to deform individual cells. Marc Hippler, KIT
“Stretching Rack” for Cells
Sevda Abadpour and Axel Diewald from KIT’s Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE) place a chip onto a board. Components in the micrometer range have to be aligned perfectly. Joachim Hebeler, KIT
Development of Highly Compact Radar Sensors for Industry
Schematic representation of a noble metal catalyst with inactive single atoms (left) and active clusters (right; noble metal: white; carrier metal: yellow; oxygen: red). Florian Maurer, KIT
Noble Metal Clusters Can Enhance Performance of Catalysts and Save Resources
Color change: The right microcylinder printed with the novel photoresist appears white, because light is scattered in its sponge-like structure, whereas the cylinder printed with conventional photoresist appears transparent. 3DMM2O
Novel Photoresist Enables 3D Printing of Smallest Porous Structures
Eine Inversion (links) bei der Ackerschmalwand (Hintergrund) lässt sich mit CRISPR/Cas rückgängig machen (Mitte), um den Austausch von Genen (rechts) im betroffenen Abschnitt wiederzubeleben. Michelle Rönspies, KIT
Inheritance in Plants Can Now Be Controlled Specifically
DNA is exposed to UV radiation from LEDs to study how far the photoenergy migrates. Arthur Kuhlmann, KIT
DNA Damage Caused by Migrating Light Energy
KIT researchers have developed a filtration system with smallest carbon particles, which removes hormones from drinking water. Sandra Göttisheim, KIT
New Process for Efficient Removal of Steroid Hormones from Water
Porous liquids acting as membranes: This process could save enormous amounts of energy and thus CO2 in the plastics industry. A. Knebel, KIT
Porous Liquids Allow for Efficient Gas Separation
Researchers hope that new materials help to build safe and durable high-performance cells. Julia Maibach, KIT
Anode Material for Safe Batteries with a Long Cycle Life
In many disciplines of science, digital change is making it increasingly necessary to collect, store, and process large amounts of data. Markus Breig, KIT
National Research Data Infrastructure: Funding of Three Consortia with KIT Participation
Cyanobacteria producing ethanol or hydrogen – natural gene transfer could make this possible Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
New Candidate for Raw Material Synthesis Through Gene Transfer
NeueQuantenmaterialien SFB/TRR 288
New quantum materials with unique properties
Nanocomposites ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 13, 14806-14813
Microbial Cyborgs: Bacteria Supplying Power
Neue Molekuele fuer innovative Hightech-Materialien KIT
New Molecules for Innovative High-tech Materials
Bionische Oberflaeche Julia Syurik, KIT
New Materials: Brilliant White without Pigments
Pflanzenschutz Alexandra Wolf, KIT
Plant Protection: Communication instead of Poison
Ein Auge fuer Farben_druckbare Lichtsensoren Noah Strobel, KIT
Having an Eye for Colors: Printable Light Sensors
Schnellster hochpraeziser 3D-Drucker Vincent Hahn, KIT
Fastest High-precision 3D Printer
Programmierbare Nester fuer Zellen Niemeyer-Lab, KIT
Programmable Nests for Cells
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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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