Welcome to the webpage of the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials (ICTM) of Graz University of Technology. The Institute aims to use modern spectroscopic tools and synthesis methods to advance both pure and application-oriented materials research and energy science. Research refers to the design and understanding of materials, such as inorganic materials and polymers, for a sustainable society. Emphasis is put on energy materials and (solid-state) physical chemistry with respect to the various reactions, kinetic phenomena and dynamic processes in electrochemical devices. Its main aim in teaching is to train students of all levels on the basis of pure and applied research projects. Currently, ICTM supports both graduate and undergraduate students in four primary fields of study viz. Materials Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry. It belongs to one of the largest Institutes at the TU Graz.
Currently, research at ICTM is concentrated in two main areas comprising the following sub-topics.
Solid-State Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry
advancement of polymerization techniques (in particular olefin-metathesis polymerization)
materials for solar energy conversion
rubber chemistry & technology
Current projects. The orientation of ICTM towards research in cooperation with partners from industry has been recognized by the establishment of several Christian-Doppler-Laboratories. Currently, ICTM is home to the CD Lab Lithium Batteries - ageing effects, technology and new materials. Moreover, it participates in the Center of Competence for Electrochemical Surface Technology (CEST) and in the Polymer Competence Center Leoben (PCCL). Numerous research projects – reflecting the institute's broad expertise in pure research – are executed in cooperation with national and international partners like the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and Research Directorate-General of the European Union as well as industrial partners and SMEs.
Further Groups at ICTM
F. Wiesbrock, PCCL, Polymer Chemistry
S. Spirk, partly hosted by ICTM
Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials Institut für Chemische Technologie von Materialien
Stremayrgasse 9 A-8010 Graz - Austria
for initial contact: Renate Trebizan, +43 316 873-32301