The ILH currently has eleven research groups from the mechanical engineering (ME) and natural sciences (NC), departments’ chemistry and physics. These include teams that focus on specific materials such as metals, polymers, fibre reinforced composites and hybrid materials or address the interfaces of materials. Others concentrate on technology and processing or on simulation and special investigation methods. This combination of diverse expertise is the basis for complex research issues of hybrid systems, because at the ILH we consider the entire product life cycle of hybrid systems. This extends from material development, product and product system development, production and simulation to repair and recycling concepts.
The following research groups belong to the ILH
- Automotive Lightweight Design (ME) - Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Tröster
- Coatings, Materials & Polymers (NC) - Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Bremser
- Dynamics of Condensed Matter (NC) - Prof. Dr. Sc. Thomas D. Kühne
- Engineering Mechanics (ME) - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Mahnken
- Forming and Machining Technology (ME) - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Homberg
- Materials Science (ME) - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Schaper
- Materials and Joining Technology (ME) - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerson Meschut
- Nanostructuring, Nanoanalytics, Photonic Materials (NC) - Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jörg Lindner
- Plastics Technology (ME) - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elmar Moritzer
- Polymer Processing (ME) - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Schöppner
- Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (NC) - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guido Grundmeier
In addition, the ILH collaborates with partners from other disciplines of Paderborn University and has access to a network of industry partners.