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
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Supercomputers help researchers simulate materials and study their properties before they exist in reality. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT) Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Materials Research: New Supercomputer at KIT
Forschende des KIT haben die Bildung der Feststoff-Elektrolyt-Grenzphase mit Hilfe von Simulationen charakterisiert. (Collage: Christine Heinrich) Christine Heinrich
Batteries: Passivation Layer Mystery Solved
Manufacturing of a perovskite solar cell in the research group of Ulrich W. Paetzold at KIT Markus Breig, KIT
ERC Consolidator Grants for Two Researchers from KIT
Die Eigenschaften von Gralmonium-Qubits werden durch eine winzige Engstelle von nur 20 Nanometern dominiert, die wie eine Lupe für mikroskopische Materialdefekte wirkt. Dennis Rieger, KIT
Stabilere Zustände für Quantencomputer
Seltenerd Verbindungen fuer Hightech Anwendungen Peter Roesky, KIT
Rare Earth Compounds for High-tech Applications
Dauerläufer: Bis zu 50 Jahre Lebensdauer bei geringem Platzbedarf bietet das neuartige Netzteil mit Folienkondensatoren von DPS. Foto: Marco Wünschmann, Welectron
New Power Supply with a Lifetime of Up to 50 Years
The sponge-like structure of the chip (in gray) was produced with salt crystals. In the lab, it is colonized by the red microorganisms within a few days. Photo: Institute for Biological Interfaces-1, KIT
Silicone Sponge Captures Unknown Bacteria
In light sheet 3D printing, red and blue laser light is used to print objects precisely and quickly on a micrometer scale Photo: Vincent Hahn, KIT
Joining Forces: Fast-as-lightning 3D Microprinting with Two Lasers
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