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Head of Division:

Assoc. Prof. Christian GIERL-MAYER

Tel.: +43 / 1 / 58801 / 16129


Research Division "Chemical Technologies"

Breaking News:

The Chemical Technologies Department proudly and happily congratulates Assoc. Prof. in Dr. Goltha Khatibi and her team for 1st place in the Houska Prize 2021 in the university research category for the highly reliable power electronics project. This prize is endowed with a substantial € 150,000.
Further information can be found:

 „Hochzuverlässige Leistungselektronik“ mit Houskapreis 2021 ausgezeichnet | TU Wien

Group photo of Golta Khatibi and her team(c) Alexander Müller



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, MMCs
  • Recycling and Recovery of Valuable Materials

Research Groups