The Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials is an independent lab settled at TU Dresden.
It is founded with the purpose of establishing complementary competencies and developing promising future research areas.
The Lab funds young and ambitious investigators towards interdisciplinary research at
breakthrough scientific areas. It initially consists of two interdisciplinary research teams, Hierarchical Topologies and Materials
supported by mentors
and various associated researchers from TU Dresden and abroad.
We are teams with flat hierarchies and an open, startup-like atmosphere.
Our mission is to push the limits of material sciences and engineering by synergizing methods from
We are committed to open science and transparency.
Join us on our journey!
The transCampus workshop on May 6th was a great success: 28 participants of TU Dresden and King's College London met to discuss new cooperation
opportunities and common research interests. We are looking forward to the new initiatives that will be created based on this meeting.
We invite colleagues from TU Dresden and King's College to present their research in "elevator pitches". In these short presentations, scientists from London and Dresden
share their project ideas, looking for (more) partners to join. Interested researchers working in material science or related fields
(such as physics, chemistry, mechatronics etc.) are welcome to attend!
The workshop is taking place on Friday, 6 May, from 3 pm to 5 pm (German time) via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register by sending a message
transCampus supports this event providing an immediate grant for two joint projects of 8,000 EUR each.
Our DCIM member Dr. Sascha Heitkam has been awarded with the Hochschullehrer-Nachwuchspreis by the DECHEMA (German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology).
Congratulations to him and his team!
We are very happy that the researchers at the MatInf and HiTop group started their work!
In the MatInf group, Dipl.-Ing. Yawen Wang joined our group as a PhD student in the field of data-driven identification of material parameters of active/intelligent materials. She received her Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the TU Dresden in cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH France and previously worked on the simulation and design of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators.
We also welcome Dr. Tzortzinis as a Post-Doctoral researcher to the DCIM in the HiTop group. Dr Tzortzinis received his Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece, his M.Sc. degree from Swansea University, UK, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. He has experience in computational modelling and experimental testing in the fields of composite materials, bioengineering and aging structures.
Everybody at DCIM is elated: the first grant for DCIM!
Maria Lissner’s application for the Maria Reiche Postdoctoral Fellowship was successful. The decision was announced last week by the TU Dresden Graduate Academy.
The Maria Reiche Program by the TU Dresden Graduate Academy is a long-term funding for up to two years. The Fellowships support excellent female postdocs in their intention to independently acquire a third-party funded project in order to qualify for a scientific career at the TU Dresden with the goal of becoming a professor.
Many congratulations to Maria on this brilliant accomplishment.
starting at the next possible date and limited until 31.12.2022! Contact us if you want to know more and apply now!
Update (11.03.2021): The hiring process is finished! We received ~50 applications from all over the world.
Thank you very much to everyone for the great interest! We are looking forward to starting the interviews in the next weeks.
The Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials will go on growing, so please stay tuned for new opportunities, we are looking forward to hearing from you!