Center for Engineering Materials, State Materials Testing Institute Darmstadt (MPA) Chair and Institute for Materials Technology (IfW)
Research, development, testing, failure analysis, and holistic assessment of component properties in plant engineering and construction, traffic engineering and building industry as well as medical technology
The Centre for Construction Materials, the Material Research Laboratory Darmstadt (MPA), and the Institute and Department for Material Science (IfW) at the Technical University of Darmstadt form a strong technical and academic union in research, teaching, development, testing and consultation in the form of an independent competence centre for the whole area of material science in plant engineering and construction, traffic engineering, medical technology, and the building industry.
There are currently 143 employees (56 academic collaborators and 29 test engineers) from the areas of mechanical engineering, building engineering, metallurgy, and material science. In our competence areas of informatics, material science, plastics engineering, mechanics, chemistry, physics, electronic and information technology, electrical engineering, and industrial engineering we focus on research, development and teaching in our seven competence areas of material and component testing, monitoring, certification, calibration, failure analysis, evaluation and consultation.
In those areas where a confirmation is needed for certain competences or skills, the MPA and IfW hold many certifications and accreditations.