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Chair of Materials and Surface Engineering



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.

19.03.2024 Projects of the professorship

Specialist discussion in the production process at Vitesco Technologies
As part of the REDUCE project, employees from the Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (HCPS) department took part in a specialist discussion in the production halls of Vitesco Technologies (VT) in Limbach-Oberfrohna on 27 February 2024. The BMBF-funded joint project REDUCE (Resource Efficiency Derived from User Centered Engineering in Industrial Production) aims to significantly reduce resource consumption in industrial production through human-centred digitalisation measures and a transdisciplinary approach.

14.03.2024 Equipment of the professorship

WOT takes the next step in the development of metal powders
The new powder atomisation plant at the Chair makes it possible to adapt powder materials to specific applications, customer requirements and manufacturing process profiles. And, of course, the new plant will significantly expand our profile in basic research. Due to their versatile properties and processing options, metal powders have a wide range of technical applications, from the automotive to the electronics industry.

11.03.2024 People of the professorship

WOT scientist reports at the renowned TSS Open Mic Series of the American Society for Metals
The online conference "TSS Thermal Spray Open Mic Series" provides a platform for students and aspiring professionals in the thermal spray industry to meet established experts, leaders and innovators in the field face-to-face. The series aims to promote the international exchange of knowledge, facilitate discussions on professional development and provide information on the latest advances, techniques and challenges in thermal spray technology.

26.02.2024 Co-operations of the professorship

"Memorandum of Understanding" between Chemnitz University of Technology and the BMW Group plant in Leipzig
Prof. Dr Thomas Lampke, Head of the WOT professorship, and Thomas Priemuth, Head of Production Systems at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, have been developing the framework conditions for the content and formal cooperation between the TUC and the BMW plant in Leipzig for some time in order to consolidate the diverse bilateral relationships between professorships at the TU and the BMW plant and make them fit for the future. Now Petra Peterhänsel, Plant Manager of the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, and Prof. Dr Gerd Strohmeier, Rector of the TUC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 22 February 2024.

05.02.2024 Teaching at the professorship

Successful combined teaching and learning concept of the WOT professorship celebrates its 5th anniversary
As part of the "Metallic Materials" course for students on the primary school teaching degree programme, a practical course for primary school classes has been taking place for five years now. The speciality here is that the student teachers plan and carry out the practical course themselves. This creates a completely new space for initial practical experience in the fields of materials and mechanical engineering - for both the students and the primary school pupils.