Materials Research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Materials science at the Ruhr-Universität (RUB) started with Erhard Hornbogen, who was one of the first scientists who investigated the pairwise cutting of the ordered gamma prime phase by dislocations in the 1960s. Microstructural stability of super alloys and the investigation of elementary deformation and damage mechanism in super alloys has been a research topic at RUB ever since. RUB Materials scientists are organized in an interdisciplinary Materials Research Department (MRD). RUB can flag out several collaborative research centres related to the field of materials science and engineering, partnership in the Max-Planck Research School SurMat and a successful application for a new research centre on Interface Dominated High Performance Materials (German abbreviation: ZGH) with a building of its own and advanced research infrastructure (including a high resolution cS corrected TEM and a 3D atom probe). Materials science and engineering is one declared research topic of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, who highlights this area together with its partner universities in Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen as Materials Chain.