Research at DCIM

Mission – Vision – Groups

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The Lab Dresden Centre for Intelligent Materials is focused on novel materials and structures which, as a central component of intelligent systems, feel, think and act autonomously through integrated sensory and actuator functionalities. It initially consists of the two research groups

and establishes complementary competencies and develops promising future research areas.

Research groups

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The research group Materials Informatics is concerned with data-driven approaches for the description and integration of novel tailor-made materials. Modern materials research requires an integrative and multidisciplinary approach, which increasingly relies on methods from mathematics and computer science in addition to traditional approaches from chemistry, physics and engineering. In particular, machine learning and the evaluation of "big data" are essential for tomorrow's materials research and related engineering sciences. The development of strategies for materials discovery and development are therefore the focus of Materials Informatics.

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The research group Hierarchical Topologies deals with new concepts and methods for the creation of novel topologies.
  • Based on complex hierarchical structures, we use existing material-based effects for intelligent systems with controllable and adjustable properties.
  • The functionality on system level is based on the complex interaction of material-inherent and topology-inherent effects.
  • The work aims at: complex functions, such as actively controllable deformations as well as function integration of advanced properties, e.g. magnetic permeability, electrical conductivity or radiation transparency.
  • We are a group with expertise at:
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Material science

Cooperation projects

ScaDS.AI - Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Dresden/Leipzig

  • Application Area: Material and Engineering Sciences
  • Main objectives: enhanced material understanding, reliable statements about the properties that are set (e.g. life, strength, deformation), derivation of new research needs
Contact: Dr.-Ing. Angelos Filippatos

EsSENce Cost Action CA19118 - High-performance Carbon-based composites with Smart properties for Advanced Sensing Applications

  • Application Area: Material and Engineering Sciences
  • Main objectives: development of innovative nano-enabled composite materials, fabrication of lightweight smart devices with structural performance, improved and/or added new functionalities including sensing and detection
Contact: Dr.-Ing. Angelos Filippatos

Dahlia - Digital technologies for hybrid lightweight structures

  • Application Area: Structure-Property-Process relations
  • Main objectives: Decoding the Structure-Property-Process relations by means of simulation, Developing a process chain for the production of tape-reinforced light metal profiles by means of hot forming, Design and training of digital twins
Contact: Dr.-Ing. Angelos Filippatos

GRK 1865 - Research Training Group "Hydrogel-based Microsystems"

  • Application Area: Hydrogel research and development
  • Main objectives: Furthen the understanding of hydrogels, their applications, synthesis and modelling, training excellent scientists.
  • Contact: Dr.-Ing. Adrian Ehrenhofer