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Collaborative Research Centers, Researcher Groups, Graduate Schools

Collaborative Research Centers – Facts

Hybrid Societies – Humans Interacting with Embodied Technologies

  • Vision: to ensure smooth and efficient encounters between humans and embodied technologies in hybrid societies
  • Funded by DFG
  • Further information

Thermo-energetic design of machine tools

  • Vision: solutions for the conflict between power efficiency, accuracy and productivity in machining production
  • 23 subprojects
  • Funded by DFG
  • Further information

Cardinal mechanisms of perception: Prediction, Valuation, Categorization

Production Technologies for light metal and fiber reinforced composite based components with integrated Piezoceramic Sensors and Actuators (completed)

  • Vision: development of manufacturing technologies for active structural components
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz lead institution of a network integrating other universities as well as extramural research institutions
  • 15 subprojects
  • Funded by DFG
  • Further information

High-strength aluminium-based lightweight materials for safety components (completed)

  • Vision: development, fabrication and characterization of novel lightweight materials and their use in safety-relevant applications
  • 3 fields of activity
    • high-strength Al wrought alloys
    • Al matrix composites
    • Al-coated magnesium
  • 18 subprojects in 4 project areas
    • Materials design/ semi-finished parts
    • Surface/ interface
    • Parameters/ simulation/ models
    • Processes/ tools/ facilities
  • Funded by DFG
  • Further information

Research units – Facts

Sensoric Micro- and Nanosystems

  • Vision: future-oriented micro- and nanotechnological concepts for sensor applications (integration of nanostructures and new materials as well as spatial and functional integration of heterogenous components)
  • Network of Technische Universität Chemnitz with extramural research institutions in Chemnitz and Dresden
  • 8 subprojects in 3 fields of activity
    • Silicon nano sensors
    • Modeling and integration of nanotubes
    • Novel materials and technologies for sensor applications
  • Actually 24 researchers
  • funded by DFG
  • Further information

Light-Induced Dynamics in Molecular Aggregates

Deep brain stimulation. Mechanisms of action, Cortex-Basal Ganglia-Physiology and Therapy Optimization.

Organic-anorganic nanocomposites via twin polymerization (completed)

  • Vision: Development of a new conception of material science (new method of “twin polymerization” of complex hybrid monomers developed at Technische Universität Chemnitz: simultaneous generation of two different macromolecular structures within only one process step)
  • 6 subprojects
    • Theory of the mechanism of twin polymerization
    • Elementary processes and growth of nanocomposites within twin polymerization
    • Simulation and theory of structure formation
    • Relation between structure and reactivity within twin polymerization
    • Simultaneous polymerization of two or more twin monomers for the synthesis of functionalized silicagel hybrid materials
    • Simultaneous polymerization of twin monomers with transition metal bonds to porous materials loaded with metal-/ metal-oxyde nano particles
  • funded by DFG
  • Further information (German only)

Graduate schools – Facts

CrossWorlds - Connecting virtual and real social worlds (completed)

  • Vision: new ways of interaction and communication by the connection of virtual and real social worlds in comparison with the experience of immediate real interaction and communication
  • Network of Technische Universität Chemnitz with other German universities and extramural research institutions together with excellent partner universities from China (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University Shanghai)
  • Actually 12 PhD-students
  • funded by DFG (first until 2016)
  • Further information