The MAP programme is built around four focal subjects. These are key areas spanning materials and processes, the intense study of which promises students with broad opportunities to carry out influential activities in academia and industry following graduation.

Advanced Processes

Advanced Processes

This focal topic links basic and trendsetting insights into the processing of advanced materials and chemicals with methods and experiences of modern process technology. Thereby you acquire skills to break new ground in process engineering according to the principle “Innovation by Synergy”.

Biomaterials and Bioprocessing

You learn to understand design principles and mechanical optimization strategies of selected biomaterials. In addition you obtain an overview of experimental research methods and possibilities to transfer design principles from nature. This includes everything from cell cultivating to “Organ Repair” in which, for example, tissue is cultivated within biocompatible matrix structures.

Computational Materials Science and Process Simulation


Those who specialize in this focal subject will acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge required to successfully model and simulate materials and processes from the atomic scale up to individual components or devices. Numerical methods are first sketched in regular lectures and then used in computer labs to solve practical problems. The students learn to work with state-of-the-art simulation packages, including computational fluid dynamics, finite-element and atomistic simulation codes.

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

Based on the fundamentals in nanoscale material production, this focal subject covers the whole process chain of nanodisperse system processing. Special focus is on the challenge to build a bridge from atomic, molecular interactions to large-scale technical realization.