Division Chemical Technologies
Slogan: "Chemistry - Technology - Materials"
The thematic focus of the Division Chemical Technologies can be summarized by the keyword "Powdermetallurgy", covering the preparation and characterization of specialty materials from micro-, and nanostructured metallic and ceramic powders and fibres - sintersteel for precision parts, refractory metals for lighting technology, hardmetals for the metal-working, and stone machining, high performance ceramics, as well as metal matrix composites (MMCs). The division is especially proud on it's expertise in hardmetals/cemented carbides and powdermetallurgy respectively since the early 1960'ies .
Other topics concern the preparation of coatings, especially from diamond and hard coatings on tools.
The recovery of valuable metallic compounds by hydro-, and pyrometallurgical means is another important focus in research and teaching, as well as materials investigations in case of damages or corrosion.
Main Research Topics
- Powdermetallurgy of Ferrous, Non-Ferrous Metals and Composite Materials respectively
- Hardmetals/cemented carbides, Cermets and Ceramics
- Diamond Deposition
- Powder Technology, Production, Processing, Machinability
- Nanotechnology: Powders, Coatings, Nanotubes
- Recycling and Recovery of Valuable Materials
- Powder Metallurgy (head: Herbert Danninger)
- Metallurgy of the Less Common Metals (head: Wolf-Dieter Schubert)
- High Performance Ceramics (head: Thomas Konegger)
- Nanomaterials and Composites (head: Christian Edtmaier)
- Chemical Vapour Deposition (head: Roland Haubner)
- Physical Metallurgy (head: Walter Lengauer)
- Corrosion (head: Paul Linhardt)
- Mechanical Response of Materials (head: Golta Khatibi)