Pressemitteilung der Universität Duisburg-Essen

Materials Chain at the Hanover Fair

From the atom to the device

[06.04.2016] What do gold nanoparticles, parts of human skulls from the 3D printer, and a screw weighing 15 kilograms have in common? They all belong to the broad scientific portfolio of "The Materials Chain": From 25 to 29 April, the strategic programme of the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) will be at the Hannover Fair in Hall 2 at booth B 30.

From the smallest material particles to the functional prototype: More than 200 research groups of The Materials Chain focus on six research priorities called "Discovery", "Engineering", "Production", "Characterization", "Modelling and Simulation", and "Data Science".

The project is an example of the intensive cooperation between the three Ruhr universities under the umbrella of the UA Ruhr: The Materials Chain brings together the excellent materials and production sciences of the Ruhr University Bochum, Dortmund Technical University, the University of Duisburg-Essen and its partners: from material design to material production and finishing to the characterization and processing. The aim is to observe materials throughout the production process – from the device to the atom. The strategic programme of UA Ruhr is supported by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (Mercur).

The Hannover Fair is held annually and has more than 6,500 exhibitors and 220,000 visitors. It is the most important industrial fair worldwide.

Further Information: Dr. Sonja Berghoff, Materials Chain Office, phone: +49 234 – 32 22422,

Edited by: Birte Vierjahn, +49 203/ 379-8176,