Su­staina­ble In­ter­fa­ci­al En­gi­nee­ring of Ad­van­ced Ma­te­ri­a­ls and Com­po­si­tes

The working group “Interfacial Engineering of Advanced Materials and Composites” focuses on the analysis of advanced interface dominated materials and thin films. Methods for the surface and interface analysis open the door for the understanding of structure/property-relations like adhesion and de-adhesion mechanisms in the (macro-)molecular and microscopic levels. Based on the knowledge of the fundamental adsorption and desorption mechanisms, we aim at the advancement of the properties such as adhesion, corrosion resistance and interfacial stabilities. The studies include the development of sustainable surface technologies. Our current research is focused on the following topics:

Interfaces in adhesively bonded metal alloys

Antiadhesive thin coatings in polymer processing

Interfaces in adhesively bonded metal alloys

Analysis of interfacial properties in metal alloy joints to avoid delamination and degradation effects.

Investigations of molecular adsorption mechanisms and development of antiadhesive thin coatings.

The essential control of surface chemistry and morphology can be implemented using various surface coating methods and processes.