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–  Prof. T. Lampke  –

Prof. T. Lampke

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Chemical and galvanic surface technology
Thermal coating
Materials development and ‑analytics
Human-Cyber-Physical Systems



18.09.2023Events international

FEMS EUROMAT 2023 – What are the latest trends in materials science?
From 03.09.2023 - 07.09.2023, four scientists from the Chair of WOT had the opportunity to present their current research results at the largest international conference for materials science and technology, FEMS EUROMAT 2023. Together with colleagues from the Chair of LWW, they were able to participate in selected contributions of more than 1,000 lectures and 400 poster contributions and network with other researchers from all over the world.

28.07.2023Events national

Man and machine as team players?!
The 44th Ulm Talk - Forum for Surface Technology - of the German Society for Electroplating and Surface Technology e.V. (DGO) was dedicated to the topic of "measurement, control and regulation" on 24/25 May 2023. On the two days of the event, more than 80 participants dealt with the future of electroplating technology with regard to digitalisation, automation and the interaction between man and machine.

28.07.2023Personnel of the professorship

Successfully completed doctorate
On 27 July 2023, Dr Michael Bussas successfully completed his doctorate at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology. The examinations included the viva voce examination and a lecture with a disputation. His dissertation thesis is entitled "Function-oriented production and finishing of thermally sprayed cylinder tracks using a white-box testing approach".

28.07.2023Personnel of the professorship

Successfully completed habilitation
On 3 July 2023, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerald Wilhelm, Munich University of Applied Sciences, successfully completed his habilitation procedure at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology. The examination consisted of a lecture with a disputation and a teaching sample. The title of the habilitation thesis is "Analysis and optimisation of MSG build-up welding of ferrous, abrasion-resistant protective coatings".

20.07.2023Events of the Professorship

Doctoral Seminar 2023 – Where do I stand on the way to a doctorate?
This year, too, it was "The same procedure as every year! Internal and external doctoral students accepted Prof. Thomas Lampke's invitation and presented the current status of their doctoral projects from 10.07.2023 - 12.07.2023. Currently, 29 young researchers are pursuing a doctorate at the Chair of Materials and Surface Engineering or a habilitation. As some of them are already close to completion, 17 doctoral candidates were invited to give a lecture and participate in the discussion. Strengthened by the feedback of their doctoral supervisor Prof. Lampke and selected experts, the doctoral students can now pursue the next milestones of their doctorate.