Faculty 5

We design materials for future applications

The central missions of materials scientists and technologists around the world are the development of novel materials for upcoming applications and the development of energy-efficient technologies for materials production. Some examples of the emerging application fields are the data and energy storage, the aircraft and car construction, and the medical engineering. Also many everyday commodities would not exist without the visions and ideas of materials scientists and technologists.

For the education of materials scientists and materials technologists, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg offers a unique complementary combination of both fields. The prospective materials scientists and technologists are educated frequently in a close cooperation with industry to become experts for metals, ceramics, composites, electronic materials, and sensors. The Freiberg diploma holders are in great demand by both, research institutes and industry.

Experience the materials expertise at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg and help to develop the materials of the future. Follow the link to the research topics of the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology.

In 2016, the Freiberg University achieved top position in CHE ranking “Materials Science / Materials Engineering”

In the ranking of the Centre for Universitary Development (CHE) from 2016, the degree programs offered by the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology were rated as outstanding in the section Materials Science / Materials Engineering. The CHE ranking is based on statistical data and student’s opinions. The best rankings were achieved in the categories “Job Market and Relevance for Professional Carrier” and “Study and Education”. The latter category covers the survey on the academic program offered, quality of the supervision, feasibility of the study, and the general conditions of the study.

Further information can be found under http://ranking.zeit.de/che2016/en/ .

News

Die neue Forschungsanlage. © TU Bergakademie Freiberg
TU Bergakademie Freiberg is breaking new ground in exploring the use of magnesium – a strong, lightweight metal. On March 21, a new research facility was inaugurated to enable the production of magnesium wire. … weiterlesen
Dr. Ondrej Jankovsky and Enrico Storti. © Birgit Holthaus
Graphene is regarded by many as THE miracle material of the future: so miraculous, in fact, that it may one day replace silicon as the raw material for microchips. Originally from Prague, the Czech Humboldt fellow Dr. Ondrej Jankovsky is a proven expert on the carbon compound graphene. … weiterlesen
Composite materials made of steel and ceramics. © TU Bergakademie Freiberg/ IKGB
With special processes to “marry” raw materials, TU Bergakademie Freiberg is enabling the production of highly innovative materials for components subject to high mechanical stresses. The combination of steel and ceramics could save lives in the future – in traffic accidents, for example. … weiterlesen
Prof. Olena Volkova with Chinese Humboldt fellow, Dr. Yong Fan
Chinese materials scientist Dr. Yong Fan has dedicated himself to reducing the amount of waste that occurs during steel production. Since the beginning of January 2018, he has been carrying out research at the Institute of Iron and Steel Technology at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. … weiterlesen
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