Joining Technologies & Corrosion

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



  • Innovative R&D and high-end services to your industrial needs in the fields of corrosion management, joining technologies, electrochemistry and surface engineering
  • We are your national competence center for the assessment of corrosion failures and the development of corrosion prevention strategies.
  • Technology transfer of innovative R&D into sustainable materials, processes and technologies


We aim 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:

  • Reactivity and phase stability of metals, alloys, metallic coatings and surficial oxides under harsh operating conditions

  • Diffusion, wetting, nucleation, pre-melting and competing phase formation at reacting surfaces and interfaces

  • Microstructure-property relationships of thin oxide films during growth, processing and subsequent operation in reactive environments

Your Contacts

Dr. Lars Jeurgens
Head of the Laboratory

Phone: +41 58 765 40 53


Dr. Patrik Schmutz

Dr. Patrik Schmutz
Group Leader (Deputy)

Phone: +41 58 765 4845

Claudia Frey

Claudia Frey

Phone: +41 58 765 4914