High Performance Ceramics

Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites

Demanding new applications require tailored ceramic materials and manufacturing technologies.

Research topics

Manufacturing technologies

  • Pressing technologies: Cold axial pressing, Hot-pressing, Spark-Plasma-Sintering (SPS)
  • Platic forming: Ceramic injection molding, Extrusion
  • Casting: Slip casting


  • Oxides: Al2O3, TZP
  • Non-oxides: SiC
  • Composites: ZTA, ATZ, Al2O3–SiC

Your contact person

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Frank Kern

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Head of Department High Performance Ceramics

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