The lab:

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The Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials is an independent lab settled at TU Dresden. It is founded with the purpose of establishing complementary competencies and developing promising future research areas.

The Lab funds young and ambitious investigators towards interdisciplinary research at breakthrough scientific areas. It initially consists of two interdisciplinary research teams, Hierarchical Topologies and Materials Informatics, supported by mentors and various associated researchers from TU Dresden and abroad. We are teams with flat hierarchies and an open, startup-like atmosphere. Our mission is to push the limits of material sciences and engineering by synergizing methods from other disciplines. We are committed to open science and transparency. Join us on our journey!

News and stories:

We welcome new Researchers at DCIM

The Research Groups are now complete.

Adrian Ehrenhofer

We are very happy that the researchers at the MatInf and HiTop group started their work!

In the MatInf group, Dipl.-Ing. Yawen Wang joined our group as a PhD student in the field of data-driven identification of material parameters of active/intelligent materials. She received her Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the TU Dresden in cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH France and previously worked on the simulation and design of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators.

We also welcome Dr. Tzortzinis as a Post-Doctoral researcher to the DCIM in the HiTop group. Dr Tzortzinis received his Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece, his M.Sc. degree from Swansea University, UK, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. He has experience in computational modelling and experimental testing in the fields of composite materials, bioengineering and aging structures.

Find out more!

First grant for DCIM

We congratulate Dr. Maria Lißner

Adrian Ehrenhofer

Everybody at DCIM is elated: the first grant for DCIM! Maria Lissner’s application for the Maria Reiche Postdoctoral Fellowship was successful. The decision was announced last week by the TU Dresden Graduate Academy. The Maria Reiche Program by the TU Dresden Graduate Academy is a long-term funding for up to two years. The Fellowships support excellent female postdocs in their intention to independently acquire a third-party funded project in order to qualify for a scientific career at the TU Dresden with the goal of becoming a professor. Many congratulations to Maria on this brilliant accomplishment.

Adrian Ehrenhofer

We welcome Dipl.-jur. Insa Malberg as the new project coordinator. As the former coordinator of the DFG Resesarch Training Group 1865 "Hydrogel-based microsystems" she has a profound expertise in managing a growing team of young people. We are very happy to have her on board!

We also thank our previous coordinator, Dipl.-phys. Florian Pump, for helping us through the starting phase of the lab.

We hire!

Join us on our common journey!

Adrian Ehrenhofer
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The newly established Lab Dresden Centre for Intelligent Materials (DCIM) offers 2 Research Associate positions in the

starting at the next possible date and limited until 31.12.2022! Contact us if you want to know more and apply now!

Update (11.03.2021): The hiring process is finished! We received ~50 applications from all over the world. Thank you very much to everyone for the great interest! We are looking forward to starting the interviews in the next weeks. The Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials will go on growing, so please stay tuned for new opportunities, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Adrian Ehrenhofer

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The research group Materials Informatics - data-driven approaches for materials research started its work today on February 1st, 2021. Our main goals are:

  • ... to identify and classify active (smart/intelligent) materials and structures.
  • ... to find and visualize data for various active materials.
  • ... to investigate material-mediated transfer of information between physical fields.

If you like to know more, please don't hestitate to contact us!

Angelos Filippatos

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The goal of the research group Hierarchical Topologies – Intelligent Systems with material-inherent functions is to develop:

  • Select suitable multifunctional materials and integrate them in technically relevant applications
  • Design novel hierarchical structural topologies to adapt and transfer material-level effects to the system level.
  • Develop topologies with distributed compliance on a macroscale to achieve large deformations and high forces while considering the resulting dynamics

If you are interested in our activities contact us!