The chair of „MEMS materials“, head Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfred Ludwig, has changed its name! The new name is now:

„Materials Discovery and Interfaces“ short MDI.

The german name of the chair is:
„Neue Materialien und Grenzflächen“.

In general the english name is used. The german name appears in our logo.


At the chair of Materials Discovery and Interfaces (head: Prof. Dr.-Ing Alfred Ludwig) new multifunctional materials, e.g. for thin film systems, are developed with the methods of combinatorial materials research. For this purpose, material libraries are produced with special coating processes and characterized by automated high- throughput methods. The information obtained is visualized in the form of composition processing structure function diagrams (functional phase diagrams).

Among the most important research topics are e.g. Layer systems for microsystems technology (ferromagnetic layers, shape memory layers) and materials for the energy systems of the future (nanostructured semiconductor layers for the solar production of hydrogen, thin-film battery materials, thermoelectrics). Furthermore, the use of MEMS is the research topic as well as the transfer of results of layer screening to bulk materials.