Mas­ter­study Ma­ter­i­als Sci­ence

The new master program ’Materials Science‘ combines the competences of materials physics, materials chemistry and materials science as well as process engineering in an interdisciplinary union of different faculties from Paderborn university.

In this study, profound knowledge is gained to synthesize, characterize, and process functional materials for new applications. Participants learn to find the relationship between synthesis, processing and microscopic/macroscopic properties.



During the 4 terms the students get fundamental skills in materials sythesis, processing, modelling, analysis and applications as well as fundamental expertise in physics and chemistry, to promote material and product development in interdisciplinary teams of scientists, IT experts and engineers successfully.


Interdisciplinary skills to develop new materials for new products successfully in teams of natural scientists, computer scientists and mechanical / electrical engineers. The main focus is on functional materials for future

  • Optoelectronics
  • Sensor technology
  • Catalysis
  • Actuators
  • Energy conversion and storage
  • Bio/Med
  • Additive productions
  • Industry 4.0
  • Etc.
  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Interdisciplinary workshop
  • Practical laboratory courses
  • Validation in form of written or oral exam
  • Project work and master thesis: selection of current research topics 


  • Materials analysis
  • Materials processing
  • Functional materials
  • Computer based materials science

Graduation: Master of Science (M. Sc.)

Bachelor in

Responsibility for: production, refinements, product planning, development and processing, material selection, failure analysis, quality management, recycling of materials

  • Automobile and aircraft industries
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Polymer and coatings industries
  • Energy sector
  • Electronics industry
  • Medical technology
  • Universities
  • Research institutes
  • Material testing authorities
  • Optical industry

Cooperation with companies

  • Infineon
  • Jeol
  • EMRS
  • and other

The research teams involved with the materials science master program have intensive cooperations with all major german companies from the automotive, chemistry, electronics and optics sector. A detail list is being compiled.

  • Excellent good staff-to-student ratio
  • Modern laboratories for practical training and research
  • Close cooperation with local and international industries
  • Many new workplaces for students
  • Compact campus
  • Family friendly university
  • Very good cafes and cafeterias
  • Modern student dorms
  • City centre is within walking distance

Living in Paderborn:

General Questions

Prof. Guido Grundmeier

Fon: +49 5251 60-5700
Fax: +49 5251 60-3244

Office: NW2.878

General Questions

Prof. Jörg Lindner

Fon: +49 5251 60-2748
Fax: +49 5251 60-3247

Office: A4.226

Study Adviser

Dr. Andreas Hoischen

Fon: +49 5251 60-5760
Fax: +49 5251 60-4208


Examination Regulations

The examination regulations (special provisions) can be found HERE.