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Front of the Y-Building on the UPB Campus
Lightweight design is a key technology for sustainability Show image information

Front of the Y-Building on the UPB Campus Lightweight design is a key technology for sustainability

Photo: Photo Hankeln / Design Dohmeier-Fischer UPB

Welcome to ILH

the Institute for Lightweight Design with Hybrid Systems at Paderborn University.

Lightweight design is a key technology with great potential for saving resources. Less material is used in lightweight design products and light vehicles need less fuel or lighter electric vehicles have a longer range. But beyond the automotive and transport industry, there are numerous other applications for lightweight design, for example in medical technology, the construction industry or the leisure sector.
Hybrid lightweight structures are characterized by the fact that the interaction of different materials gives them special properties, e.g. in terms of stiffness or strength. Through the resource-efficient fusion of new materials and smart structures, they meet a wide range of requirements with maximum weight savings.
However, new materials and material combinations also create new challenges in terms of maintenance, repair and reuse of lightweight products. This is why research in this field is so important. Therefore we practice intensive knowledge transfer between engineering and natural sciences at the ILH and address research questions in the field of basic and applied research in interdisciplinary project teams.
Take a look at this YouTube video to see where we work and what ideas we pursue.



Dr. Silvia Dohmeier-Fischer

Institut für Leichtbau mit Hybridsystemen (ILH)

Management of the Institute for Lightweight Design with Hybrid Systems

Silvia Dohmeier-Fischer
+49 5251 60-3937
+49 5251 60-5172

Office hours:

Mon. to Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Temporarily in the home office, feel free to contact me by email or teams.

Bitte Maske tragen und auf Handhygiene achten!

On the central Paderborn University website, all information on protective measures regarding COVID-19 is continuously updated.

Get to know us and our idea and take a look at our research building in this YouTube video!


Due to the special situation, no public presence events are currently planned.

Here you can see some pictures of the opening of the ILH research building.

ILH / Gebäude Y, Mersinweg 7, 33100 Paderborn, Germany

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