The Department

Welcome to the Department of Materials Science, where we are dedicated to progress in the field of functional materials and their applications.
The institute currently consists of twelve groups, including two professors from the HEREON Helmholtz Center in Geesthacht and two from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISiT) in Itzehoe with the branch "ISiT@CAU". The focus of research is on advanced, tailor-made functional materials on all length scales. Applications range from renewable energies and microelectronics to medicine and life science.

The department plays a leading role in the two Collaborative Research Centers CRC 1461 "Neurotronics - Bio-inspired Information Pathways" and CRC 1261 "Magnetoelectric Sensors: From Composite Materials to Biomagnetic Diagnostics". In addition, it is very active in the Kiel Interface Nano and Surface Science (KINSIS) research program at Kiel University.

Kiel Materials Science can build on a powerful infrastructure with the Kiel Nano Laboratory, a state-of-the-art clean room and attractive analytical facilities, such as the Center for Electron Microscopy with modern equipment for high-resolution imaging and analytical TEM. A major Center for Networked Sensor Systems has just begun operations in 2023.

The Department of Materials Science has been very successful in technology transfer in recent years and has founded several spin-offs. In addition, the Norddeutsche Initiative Nanotechnologie Schleswig-Holstein e.V. (NINa) was established, a strong network for nanotechnology and new materials in the Baltic Sea region with a focus on technology transfer.



Our research teams are leaders in the development and understanding of functional materials, and we are committed to finding new ways to use them to improve people's lives.
On the following website you will find detailed information about our research projects, publications and team members.

We thank you for visiting our website and look forward to sharing our work with you.

Functional Nano Materials

  • Rainer Adelung

Bioinspired Materials and ...

  • Zeynep Altintas

Composite Materials

Multicomponent Materials

  • Franz Faupel

Synthesis and Real Structure

  • Lorenz Kienle

Nanoscale Magnetic Materials

  • Jeffrey McCord

Mikrosystems and Technology ...

  • Axel Müller-Groeling

Inorganic Functional Materials

  • Eckhard Quandt>

Metallic Biomaterials

  • Regine Willumeit-Römer

Computational Materials Sc.

  • Stephan Wulfinghoff

Corrosion and Surface Tech.

  • Mikhail Zheludkevich