Work group "Polymer Derived Ceramics"
Head: Dr. rer. nat. Günter Motz
The work group "Polymer Derived Ceramics" concentrates its research on the synthesis of tailored pre-ceramic polymers from the laboratory scale up to pilot-plant scale manufacturing. These precursors are used for developing and processing of ceramic fibers, polymer and ceramic coatings, porous ceramics as well as for CMC matrices.
Further research topics include the tailoring of surface properties and modification of commercially available siloxanes and carbosilanes.
The technology of precursor ceramics includes the complete process chain, from the preceramic polymer, followed by the resulting precursor ceramics up to the manufacturing of components and applications.