The Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science (ESI):
- Performs cutting-edge research setting the ground for new material concepts.
- Educates outstanding students and scientists in Materials Science.
- Collaborates with leading industrial and scientific partners.
The institute concentrates its research currently on Structural Materials (e.g. steel, alloys, composites, biological materials), Materials for Information Technology (flexible metal-polymer systems, thin film structures, n-BaTiO3), Materials for Energy and High Temperature Applications (refractory metals, intermetalllics), and novel Bulk Nanocrystalline Materials (e.g. nano-composites, magnetic nano-materials).
ESI is pushing the frontiers in understanding microstructure – property relationships by combining advanced experimental and modelling techniques. This is a huge challenge since the length scales involved in materials science span nearly 10 orders of magnitude, from atomic structures to macroscopic devices and components.