From Fundamental Research to Application

The Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) is a nonprofit research institution of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. It researches fundamentals for future applications of composite materials, which are of great importance for the mobility of the future, the fields of energy, climate and environment, production technology as well as for health care. New materials, construction methods and manufacturing processes are investigated and - after the basic understanding has been developed - tailor-made for the respective requirements.

The focus is on the entire process chain, from basic materials to characterization and simulation, from construction methods and production technology to component testing and recycling. New ideas and innovative concepts are not only an essential part of the research and further development of the institute, but also lead to spin-offs. Newly acquired knowledge is transferred, above all into science, but also into teaching, the interested public and industrial applications.

GWK decides to admit the Institute of Composite Materials (IVW) into the Leibniz Association - Science Minister Wolf congratulates

Science Minister Prof. Dr. Konrad Wolf visited the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) GmbH in Kaiserslautern today. On Friday, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) had decided that the institute should be included in the joint funding by the federal and state governments within the Leibniz Association.

 

GWK decides to admit IVW

The Joint Science Conference has decided to admit the Institute of Composite Materials in the joint funding of the Leibniz Association

Link to the press release.

30 Years - IVW Colloquium postponed to fall 2021

After careful consideration we have come to the conclusion, to our great regret, that we will have to postpone our festive colloquium planned for 16 and 17 September until the following year.

The reasons are the restrictions caused by the Corona crisis. Some travel bans partially extend into October. It is very problematic to keep the distance requirement in the rooms available to us for the date. However, since the colloquium is also intended to have a festive anniversary character for us and our guests, we are convinced that a virtual meeting is not an adequate substitute.

We hope that you will understand our decision.

We will fix an alternative date for the event, probably in fall 2021, as soon as possible.

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