University of Kaiserslautern

In 2018 the institute was integrated into the curriculum of the University of Kaiserslautern by professors Dr.-Ing. Ulf Breuer, Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hausmann, Dr.-Ing. Peter Mischang as well as lectureers Dr. Miro Duhovic, Dr. rer. nat. Martin Gurka, Dr.-Ing. David May, Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schmeer, and Dr.-Ing. Bernd Wetzel, complemented by lecturers from industry and university. In close collaboration with the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering the institute offered 36 hours of lectures and laboratories a week in the summer and winter semesters. Students of the University of Kaiserslautern and University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern gained insight into a modern research institute and current, promising research subjects by carrying out student research projects and degree theses.

56 student research projects and diploma theses, 34 bachelor and master theses, 9 project theses, and 2 doctorates were completed in 2018. Colloquia, technology transfer, and internships supplemented IVW’s offer in teaching and research. In addition, the institute’s employees also contributed to non-university lectures and training, e.g. the biannual fundamental seminar “thermoplastic reinforced composites”, organized by CCeV.