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IST: Institute of Lightweight Structures

Welcome to the Institute of Lightweight Structures

Product and application-oriented value creation chain:

Materials Composite Systems Technology Costs

Necessity of climate protection and increasing scarcity of resources require providing new technologies for efficient usage of raw materials and energy. Therefore inter professional research and developement at the Institute of Lightweigth Structures is focused on creating lightweight structures with high performance and functional content and associated processing. In accordance with the Chemnitz model of bivalent resource efficiency (BRE strategy) a high material and energy efficiency is aimed by holistic value chain as well as usage of parts and components. Production oriented processing of contour and load adjusted fiber reinforced and hybrid structures are unique features. Presently the IST coordinates the exclusive Cluster of excellence on the topic of lightweight research. Moreover, institutes director Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. h. c. Dr. h. c. Prof. L. Kroll heads the affiliated institute CETEX and Kunststoffzentrum Oberlausitz at Fraunhofer IWU

Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology

Department of Sports Equipment & Technology

Department Textile Technologies

Press Articles

  • Vote for the 2019 PR Image Award

    A photo from Jacob Müller of the Chemnitz University of Technology Press Office has made it to the final selection stage and is in the running for the best PR Image of the Year …

  • Operating on Hips in a Virtual Operating Room

    Researchers from Chemnitz and Bremen are developing a virtual reality simulator for a particularly critical step in hip joint implantation …

  • Ready to Move In, Just in Time for Winter Semester

    The Dormitory at Vettersstraße 66 is open again as of October – brand new single-occupancy rooms offer a micro-bath, refrigerator, microwave, two cooking plates and wi-fi …

  • Running Together for the University

    Compete on behalf of Chemnitz University of Technology at the WiC Company Run on 4 September 2019 – Registration is open until 24 August – TUC running shirts will be available after 26 August …