Merge Technologies for Multifunctional Lightweight Structures

Top-level research for international visibility and performance

Welcome to Germany's first and only Federal Cluster of Excellence in the field of lightweight structures. Lightweight construction is a key technology of the future. Wherever masses have to be moved, the optimization of weight is a main focus in order to save raw materials and energy. Thus, it is the aim of the Cluster's research to merge basic technologies suitable for mass-production, comprising plastic, metal, textile and Smart Systems for the development of resource-efficient products and production processes. More than 100 researchers and technicians from a total of six interacting research domains are currently working on the implementation of this project, which is funded by the DFG with 31 million Euros in the period 1st November 2012 to 31st October 2017.


MERGE trauert um einen seiner führenden Wissenschaftler

Prof. Dr. Thomas Geßner, Direktor des Zentrums für Mikrotechnologien (ZfM) und Professor für Mikrotechnologie der Technischen Universität Chemnitz, Leiter des Fraunhofer Instituts für Elektronische Nanosysteme ENAS sowie Leiter des Forschungsbereiches Mikro- und Nanosystemintegration des Bundesexzellenzclusters MERGE, verstarb völlig unerwartet am 25. Mai 2016 im Alter von 61 Jahren in Tokio.

Successfully Networked

Saxony’s State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts Dr. Eva-Maria Stange Praises TU Chemnitz for Extensive International Cooperation ahead of the "AC21 International Forum" …

Interdisciplinary networking of scientists in the field of MINT

From March 14th to 15th 2016 the third Interdisciplinary Symposium for female Engineers and Natural Scientists (ISINA) took place at the Technische Universität Chemnitz. The symposium served as a platform for nearly 70 participants for interdisciplinary knowledge transfer and exchange of different topics within the field of MINT.

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