Research Focuses

Research Focuses

The institute’s main areas of research comprise Additive Manufacturing, Lightweight Design and FRP, Materials and Processing, Joining Technology and Tribology as well as several overlapping topics.
The institutes research is mainly funded by the DFG, the BMBF, the AiF, bavarian research Institutions and various industrial companies.

Click on one of our research areas for more information:


  • Filler Material ­ Compounding / Adhesion and Impregnation
  • Simulation of Processing and Applications
  • Radiation Cross-linked Thermoplastics
  • Gentle Processing
  • Plastics in Construction and Medical Applications
  • Long-Term Properties
  • Failure Analysis
  • Material Selection

Contact Person: Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Kleffel