Jump to main content
Chair of Materials and Surface Engineering
About us
Director, camera and postproduction: Julius Nickisch; lighting and grip: Fabian Menzel

Welcome to the homepage of the Chair of Materials and Surface Engineering!

We would be happy to support you in your research and development work.

Talk to us!

–  Prof. T. Lampke  –

Our departments

Chemical and galvanic surface technology
Thermal coating
Materials development and ‑analytics
Human-Cyber-Physical Systems
Metallic materials and material fatigue
Cross-sectional working group on modelling and simulation



31.05.2024 Personnel of the professorship

Frank Simchen, M.Sc., receives the DGO-Nasser-Kanani Prize 2024 for excellent research work
The DGO Nasser Kanani Prize is awarded annually for special advances in electrochemical surface technology, taking sustainability aspects into account. This year, it honours, among other things, the research paper "Specification of parasitic electrochemical subprocesses during plasma electrolytic oxidation of magnesium" by Frank Simchen, Chair of Materials and Surface Engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology, which was published in 2023 in the renowned Elsevier journal Electrochimica Acta.

12.05.2024 Personnel of the professorship

Prof Thomas Lampke elected to DFG Senate Committee
Prof Dr Thomas Lampke was elected to the Senate Committee for Collaborative Research Centres of the German Research Foundation DFG. The committee is one of the DFG's highest committees and is tasked with overseeing Collaborative Research Centres from the funding application stage, through the review and evaluation process, to the funding decision. It consists of up to 40 scientists from all disciplines. Prof. Lampke will be a member of the committee from 1 July 2024 for an initial period of three years.

23.04.2024 Events of the Professorship

Visit of the IUL Dortmund at the IWW
The Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL) at TU Dortmund University and the IWW have been cooperating for many years in various research projects and currently also in the DFG Research Group 5380 ("FUNDAM³ENT"). Accordingly, the entire IUL team was delighted to visit on 10 April 2024.

23.04.2024 Events of the Professorship

DGO Saxony district group meets at the WOT professorship
On 11 April 2024, the series of events organised by the DGO Saxony district group continued at Chemnitz University of Technology. With 22 participants, the lecture by Mr Höland, Managing Director of Spaleck Oberflächenveredlung GmbH in Greiz, Thuringia, was very well received.

20.03.2024 Events of the Professorship

Chair of WOT represented at the 29th Leipzig Seminar with keynote speech and own stand
On 7 March 2024, the 29th Leipzig Technical Seminar took place at the Congress Center in Leipzig with over 220 participants. The specialist seminar is one of the most important ZVO/DGO events with an exciting lecture programme, an informative accompanying exhibition and a wide range of opportunities for professional exchange. The WOT professorship was represented with several contributions.