Laboratory for Joining Technologies & Corrosion

We drive innovations in joining technologies and corrosion management by bulk, surface and interface engineering of advanced materials and their assemblies in close-collaboration with academia and industry.

  •  Advanced Joining Technologies (soldering, brazing, TLP, diffusion bonding, nano- & micro-joining)
  • Corrosion Management (investigations of corrosion failures, mechanisms and prevention strategies)
  • Functional oxide films (tailoring microstructure-property relationships)
  • Local electrochemistry (surface reactivity and chemical durability down to the nm-range)
  • Surface & interface engineering (of metals, alloys, oxide films and their coating systems)
  • Bulk, surface and interface engineering of metals, alloys, oxides and their multimaterial assemblies
  • We are your national competence center for the investigation of corrosion failures and the development of corrosion prevention strategies
  • We offer high-end services to your industrial needs in the fields of corrosion management, joining technologies, electrochemistry, surface engineering and complex material failures

Our research aims at fundamental knowledge and engineering know-how of reactions and phase formations at solid-solid, solid-liquid and solid-gas interfaces during fabrication, processing and subsequent operation under harsh conditions.

Cutting-edge experiments are guided by multi-scale modelling to reach fundamental understanding of:

  • Diffusion, wetting, pre-melting, competing nucleation and sequential phase formation at reactive surfaces and interfaces
  • Chemical reactivity and phase stability of metals, alloys, oxides under harsh operating conditions
  • The biocompatibility and degradability of medical implants in complex physiological media under dynamic loading conditions

Our R&D is transferred into sustainable materials, processes and technologies for the benefit of industry and society alike.

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