Hybrid Materials & Structures


Yves Becker

Postdoc Design of Composite Structures

Special expertise:
Fiber composite applications in the field of medical technology, development and design of fiber composite structures, numerical simulation and optimization, experimental testing of components and parts
Room: 58/232

Stefan Gabriel

Technical Staff Crash & Energy Absorption

Special expertise:
Crash and energy absorption, dynamic material testing, sample preparation, development and design of test setups
Room: 58/233


Florian Gortner

Postdoc Press & Joining Technologies

Special expertise:
Semi-finished product development, hybrid materials & structures, hybrid processes, methods for material & process characterization, press technology & simulation, material and process development
Room: 58/372


Barbara Güttler

Manager Material Analytics

Special expertise:
Biocomposites, carbon fiber recycling, material analysis, method development, bioeconomics
Room: 58/332

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Joachim Hausmann

Research Director Component Development & Manager Fatigue & Life Time Prediction

Special expertise:
Method development for realistic and efficient material and component testing under consideration of environmental influences (temperature, humidity, media)
Room: 58/584


David May

Junior Research Group Leader
TopComposite -
Topology-Optimized and
Resource Efficient Composites
for Mobility and Transport
as well as Manager Impregnation
& Preform Technologies

Special expertise:
Resin injection and infusion processes, preforming, permeability of fiber structures, manufacturing concepts and economic feasibility studies, integrated product development


Nicole Motsch-Eichmann

Manager Design of Composite Structures

Special expertise:
Design development and construction of fiber composite structures, finite element calculation (static), development of load introduction areas, experimental testing of components and parts, topology and shape optimization
Room: 58/234


Jens Schlimbach

Deputy Research Director Manufacturing Science & Manger Roving & Tape Processing

Special expertise:
Development of efficient processing methods, process optimization, out-of-autoclave technologies, economic feasibility studies, process hybridization, additive manufacturing, AFP, winding technology
Room: 58/571


Sebastian Schmeer

Deputy Research Director Component Development & Manager Crash & Energy Absorption

Special expertise:
Mechanical characterisation of materials, components and joints (strain rate & temperature varying), DIN/ISO standardisation, material behaviour under multi-axiality (tension/compression and torsion), FEM simulation (mechanical), material model parameterisation, validation of FE simulation models by experimental investigations, structural integrity, metal-fibre composites
Room: 58/239


Bernd Wetzel

Research Director Materials Science & Manager Tailored Thermosets & Biomaterials

Special expertise:
Multifunctional thermosets, nanocomposites, tribology, fracture mechanics, structure-property relationships
Room: 58/578