Chair for Multicomponent Materials

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The Chair for Multicomponent Materials was founded in 1994 and currently focusses on advanced functional materials that are tailored down to the nanoscale. We pursue a strongly interdisciplinary approach and have been involved in various collaborative research centers and other initiatives. The chair has published more than 400 publications in renowned journals and produced more than 60 PhDs. Moreover, several professors originate from the Chair for Multicomponent Materials.


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International Nanoworkshops


20 years after the 1st Nanoworkshop “International Workshop on Polymer/Metal Nanocomposites” 2003 in Kiel, the 11th Nanoworkshop “International Workshop on Functional Nanocomposites” will take place at Plön Castle near Kiel, Germany, from 12th-15th September 2023. The workshop aims at bringing together material scientists, physicists, chemists, and engineers from academics and industries to share the latest developments in the field of functional nanocomposites. Topics range from advanced preparation techniques and new material properties to industrial applications and include computer simulations as well as theoretical work. While originally, the focus was put on polymer based nanocomposites, over the years it was extended to functional nanocomposites in general. The workshop will be held in the fascinating Plön Castle, the largest of its kind in Schleswig-Holstein, rich in history and with a breathtaking view over the Lake of Plön. It also offers on site accommodation and many opportunities for touristic activities.

2023 - Plön Castle, Germany
2021 - Varese
2019 - Aalto
2017 - Prague
2015 - Jaipur
2013 - Toulouse
2011 - Bari
2009 - Prague
2007 - Kobe
2005 - Geesthacht
2003 - Kiel