Methods of Material and Process Characterization

Dr.

Emmanuel Isaac Akpan

Postdoc Tailored Thermosets & Biomaterials

Special expertise:
Synthesis, processing and characterization of biocomposites, structure-property relationships, surface technology of natural fibers
Room: 58/328

Dr.

Lubov Bendler

Postdoc Tailored Thermosets & Biomaterials

Special expertise:
High performance polymers & nanocomposites, phase separation & compatibility, structure-end property relationships; physico-chemical material characterization: chemical reaction kinetics, chemo-rheology, IR spectroscopy, relaxation, thermal properties
Room: 58/325

Stefan Brunner

Tecnical Staff Tribology

Special expertise:
Design, construction, assembly and maintenance of tribometers, development of tribological test methods, machining of test specimenm, component testing

Dr.-Ing.

Tobias Donhauser

Postdoc Crash & Energy Absorption

Special expertise:
Mechanical characterization of fiber polymer composites, modeling of the material behavior of fiber polymer composites for component calculation, moisture conditioning of plastics
Room: 58/246

Dr.

Miro Duhovic

Manager Process Simulation

Special expertise:
Finite element based multi-physics simulation of complex composites manufacturing processes, material and process characterization, composite material model development
Room: 58/268

Dipl.-Chem.

Andreas Gebhard

Manager Tribology

Special expertise:
Tribology of polymers, tribometers and tribometry, transfer films, development of polymeric composite materials, laboratory information management, data modeling
Room: 58/433

Dr.-Ing.

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

Dr.

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

Dr.-Ing.

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

Dr.-Ing.

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

Dr.-Ing.

David Scheliga

Postdoc Crash & Energy Absorption

Special expertise:
Mechanical characterization of materials (strain rate & temperature variation), standardization, FEM simulation (mechanical), parameter identification of material models, validation of FE simulation models by experimental investigations, development of Python packages, digital image correlation
Room: 58/244

Dr.-Ing.

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

Dr.-Ing.

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

Dr.-Ing.

Bernd Wetzel

Research Director Materials Science & Manager Tailored Thermosets & Biomaterials

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