Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Wambach

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Wambach

Chair of MEMS materials
Institute of materials
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum

Building IAN Floor 01, Room 03

Tel: 0234-32-27486
Fax: 0234-32-14348


Research Area

In 2007 Matthias Wambach started his studies in mechanical engineering at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany. After finishing his pre-diploma in 2009, he focused on “Materials Science” at the Institute of Materials at the RUB. In 2010 he joined the group of Prof. Takeuchi at the University of Maryland for six months as a visiting student. His stay was founded by the Research Department IS3-HTM at RUB. In the Takeuchi group he investigated magnetocaloric Heusler alloys using combinatorial materials science. In 2012 he joined the Chikyow group at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan, as a scientific intern. His stay was founded by the NIMS internship program. At NIMS he investigated new materials for gate electrodes of novel transistors. In his diploma thesis he investigated the Ti-Ni-Si system and compared structural and functional properties. Matthias wrote this thesis under the guidance of Prof. Ludwig at the chair for MEMS materials. Since 2013 he is a PhD student at the Ludwig group at the Institute of Materials Science at the RUB. In a project supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), he investigates the thermoelectric properties of half-Heusler alloys using combinatorial materials science techniques. The project is a collaborative effort by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) in Bochum, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne and the Ludwig group.


P. Srinivas, S. Hamann, M. Wambach, A. Ludwig, S.R. Dey (2014),
Fabrication of a Ni-Cu Thin Film Material Library Using Pulsed Electrodeposition,
Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161 (10) D504-D509