Current projects

 

  1. Setup of „Competence Center Archeometry – Baden-Württemg (CCA-BW)“ [33-7533-26-10/5/1], MWK, 2016-2019: + Exzellenzinitiative Universität Tübingen + Helmut Fischer GmbH, Dr. Tobias Kiemle, www.cca-bw.de
  2. Multifunctional Simulation of Complex Biological and Biomimetic Designs and Materials [INST 41/916-1], Transregio-Sonderforschungsbereich TRR 141 Biological Design and integrative structures. Analysis, Simulation and Implementation in Architecture, Project B 03, gemeinsam mit S. Schmauder und W. Ehlers (Uni Stuttgart) und T. Speck (Uni Freiburg): 2014-2018: Dissertation M.Sc. Gerald Buck, www.trr141.de
  3. Scaling of Properties of Highly Porous Biological and Biomimetic Constructions [INST 41/908-1], Transregio-Sonderforschungsbereich TRR 141 Biological Design and integrative structures. Analysis, Simulation and Implementation in Architecture, Project B 01, gemeinsam mit S. Schmauder (Uni Stuttgart) und T. Speck (Uni Freiburg): 2014-2018: Dissertation M.Sc. Christoph Lauer, www.trr141.de
  4. Plants and animals as source of inspiration for energy dissipation in load bearing systems and facades [INST 41/918-1], Transregio-Sonderforschungsbereich TRR 141 Biological Design and integrative structures. Analysis, Simulation and Implementation in Architecture, Project A02, gemeinsam mit W. Sobeck (Uni Stuttgart) und T. Speck (Uni Freiburg): 2014-2018: Dissertation Dipl.-Min. Katharina Klang, www.trr141.de


Recently finished projects:

  1. Syntheses and Evaluation of plant-like inorganic structures for the fluid, Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg "Bioinspired Material Syntheses 2013", Joint project (coordinator: K.G. Nickel) with A. Roth-Nebelsick (State Museum for natural science Stuttgart), 2014-2016, Dr. Melanie Keuper, M.Sc. Manuel Löber
  2. A micro-contextual investigation of combustion features from Middle Stone Age sites in South Africa, Kooperationspartner von C.E.Miller, N.J.Conard und P. Goldberg (Uni Tübingen, Inst. f. Naturwiss. Archäologie): 2013-2016
  3. Influence of tranformation toughening of Zirconium Dioxide on the tribological behavior under high mechanical load and water lubrication, DFG [Ni 299/24-1] in collaboration with Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik (IWM) Freiburg, 2013 – 2016: (Dissertation Dipl.-Min. T. Kiemle)
  4. Corrosion of ZrO2 by melts and slags, Landes GraföG 2010-2011 + DFG [Ni 299/21-1/2] 2011 – 2015 (Dissertation Dipl.-Min. Y. Hemberger)
  5. Simultaneous Measurement of temperature dependent structural changes at identical spots by a combination of X-ray diffraction and Differential Thermal Analysis: Technical Realization and First Applications, MINT-Program Baden-Württemberg, and Bruker AXS Company 2010 (Dissertation Dipl.-Min. N. Huber)
  6. Temperature treatment of raw material and the development of modern behavior in te South African Middle Stone Age [Ni 299/25-1] together with N.J.Conard und C.E.Miller (Uni Tübingen, Inst. f. Naturwiss. Archäologie), 2014 (M.Sc. G. Buck, B.Sc. C. Lauer)
  7. Kinetics of the Extension of the low-temperature degradation in Zirconia. MINT-Programm Baden-Württemberg und Firma VITA Zahnfabrik, 2010 => [Ni 299/23-1] 2011-2014 (Dissertation Dipl.-Min. M. Keuper)
  8. Innovative Materials for the Simplification of Processes and Systems for the Li-Ion battery, Partner: Robert Bosch GmbH (Koordinator), Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V., Uni. Erlangen, ESK Ceramics GmbH, H.C.Carbon GmbH, A. Schulmann GmbH, BMW Group, 2011-2013 (MSc thesis V. Grau)
  9. Color in dental ZrO2-ceramics : microstructure and consequences for low-temperature degradation, VITA Zahnfabrik Company (Diploma Thesis K. Eder)
  10. High temperature X-ray Diffraction (Diploma thesis M. Gutwillinger)
  11. Passive/Active oxidation of CMC Structural Materials, European Space Agency (ESA) Project AO 6551, PROMES-CNRS (Font-Romeu Odeillo, F): Koordinator, Partner: Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics VKI (Rhode-St-Genèse, B) Uni Tübingen, Snecma Propulsion Solide (Le Haillan, F), MT Aerospace (Augsburg, D), 2011-2012 (Diplomarbeit T. Kiemle)
  12. Mikrobiologically/chemially produced adaptive surfaces for ceramic high temperature materials, DFG [Ni 299/14-1] within the framework of SPP „1299: „Adaptive Surfaces for high temperature applications – the ´skin´- together with Prof. A. Kappler (Geomikrobiology, Uni Tübingen) 2007 – 2010 (Dissertation Dipl.-Geol. D. Dierksen)
  13. Thermal Stable, Complex Optical Media from Silicion Carbide for Thin Film Photovoltaics – TeKOM-SiC, BMBF-Project at Fraunhofer-Institut ISE Freiburg, Collaboration with Dr. S. Janz (ISE) and Prof. O. Eibl (Physik, Uni Tübingen) 2008-2011 (Dissertation Dipl.-Min. M. Künle)
  14. Phase Transformations in TZP-ZrO2 by indentation and simulation, DFG-Projekt [Ni299/9] (M.Sc. Xin Wang) 2006-2009
  15. Modelling of the tribological behavior of Silicon Carbide in Water on the Basis of its Corrosion Behaviour (SiC-Tribo-corrosion), DFG [Ni 299/13-1 und 16-1] in Collaboration with Fraunhofer-Institute für Werkstoffmechanik Freiburg, 2006 - 2010 (Dr. V. Presser)
  16. Analysis of Grain Size and Shape: Collaboration with Czec Republic, funded by International Bureau of BMBF / DAAD (Exchange of Students and Staff)
  17. New Materials for light-weight media-transparent impact protection systems: sea urchins as model system, Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg New Materials from Bionics, Joint project (Koordinator: K.G. Nickel) in Collaboration with Prof. J. Nebelsick (Uni Tübingen, Paläontology) und T. Stegmaier (Institut für Textil- und Verfahrenstechnik Denkendorf), 2