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Chair of Ceramic Materials Engineering – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Schafföner

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Major areas of research are all engineering aspects of ceramic matrix composites (CMC), polymer derived ceramics (PDC) and powder based ceramics. Besides, the development of novel processes and material, the up-scaling and prototype manufacturing is in focus of our scientific work.

The chair is divided in three work groups:

In the case of the manufacturing techniques, the entire manufacturing and development chain from material synthesis to the production of model components is handled in each case. The processing techniques are used to produce the following materials:

  • Fracture resistant structural ceramics made of C/SiC, SiC/SiC and OFC (Oxide Fiber Composite)
  • Porous ceramics
  • Coatings for tribological and corrosive applications (also: thermal barrier coatings)
  • Composites with fiber and particle reinforcement as well as gradient materials
  • SiCN fibers

The development work and projects include both basic and application-oriented research.

Research Focus

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additive manufacturing of ceramics

biogenic ceramics


friction materials

functional ceramics

Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell

Ceramic fibers

Ceramic coatings

Ceramic Matrix Composites

Oxide Fiber Composites

Slurry based ceramics

SiC based ceramics

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