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Overview: Advanced Materials Science

Whether cars, planes, computers, mobile phones or medical equipment – all these products ultimately rely on materials research. Research in the Field of Expertise Advanced Materials Science at TU Graz aims to understand the smallest components in their structure and function, to develop new materials and to assemble them in special processes. It’s all about improving existing materials, and designing them to be lighter, more flexible, cheaper or more robust. The researchers in this Field of Expertise work primarily with materials for the areas of energy technology, electronics, lightweight construction and medical technology in basic and application oriented research.

Research topics

Development of new materials and processes 

  • Cathode, anode, electrolyte and separator materials for batteries and accumulators
  • Inorganic and organic semiconductors
  • Paper and the physical and chemical basics of paper strength
  • Metallic materials for energy applications and lightweight construction
  • New joining, forming and additive processes

Microanalytics and nanoanalytics, structure determination

  • Diffraction and scattering methods (light, X-ray and synchrotron radiation)
  • Analytical electron microscopy
  • Solid-state spectroscopy
  • Surface analysis
  • Thermomechanical tests
  • Functional layers and components
  • Sensor materials for in vivo determination of medically relevant parameters
  • Biocides, bioresponsive and biodegradable plastics
  • Composite and hybrid solar cells
  • Ceramic semiconductors, sensors and piezoelectric components
  • Lithium-ion batteries, zinc-air batteries, organic radical batteries

Materials modelling

  • Multi-scale materials modelling
  • Optimisation of casting, forming and joining processes by numerical simulation

ERC Grants

Researchers with ERC Grants within the Field of Expertise:

  • Anna COCLITE, Project: SmartCore – Smart Core/Shell Nanorods Arrays for Artificial Skin
  • Paolo FALCARO, Project: POPCRYSTAL – Precisely Oriented Porous Crystalline Films and Patterns

More about the ERC Grants at TU Graz


TU Graz events

9. October 2020, 02:00 PM - 30. December 2020, 11:00 PM
Advanced Materials Science (Field of Expertise)

Advanced Materials Science (Field of Expertise)

20. November 2020, 02:30 PM - 22. November 2020, 04:00 PM
Advanced Materials Science (Field of Expertise)

Lead Projects

The Field of Expertise is involved in the following lead projects at TU Graz:


Illustration of Christoph Sommitsch, Anna Maria Coclite and Gregor Trimmel

Heads of the Field of Expertise

from left to right:

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials

Assoc.Prof. Dr.
Institute of Solid State Physics

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Materials Science, Joining and Forming

Contact: FoE_AMSnoSpam@tugraz.at

Shares in Companies and Cooperations

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For researchers at TU Graz

Register for/deregister from the Field of Expertise: foenoSpam@tugraz.at

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