Finding the best material composition among thousands of possibilities is like looking for a needle in a haystack. An international team is combining computer simulations and high-throughput experiments to do this.
An algorithm replaces countless time-consuming experiments.
A team from the University Alliance is among the finalists of the highly remunerated competition.
A new concept makes it possible to identify the most promising among an abundance of possible element combinations.
Just like on a bed of nails, bacteria get damaged on a newly developed surface spiked with nano columns. It is supposed to prevent implants from being colonised. The technology has been inspired by nature.
Alfred Ludwig has renamed his chair. In the interview, he reveals why.
Material libraries, high-throughput experiments, big data, and artificial intelligence are expected to ensure that nothing is left to chance when it comes to new discoveries.
A twinning between Bochum and the Japanese science city Tsukuba is starting - a close cooperation in science already exists.
“The theoretical possibilities seem almost too good to be true,” says researcher Tobias Löffler.
At the Department of Materials of Microtechnology, the times of handwritten notes are over. This enables new research approaches.
Affordable high-performance catalysts have come within reach.
Thousands of materials were tested by Helge Stein during his doctorate - with a prize-worthy result.
What used to take months can now be performed within a few days.