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Prof. Dr. Matthias Scherge
Head of and speaker for MicroTribology Center μTC
Head of business unit Tribology at Fraunhofer Institut for Mechanics of Materials IWM
Adjunct professor at Karlsruhe Institute of technology KIT

Phone +49 761 5142-206 or +49 721 4640-750

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Curriculum Vitae

Publications at Fraunhofer

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Organisational structure

MikroTribologie Center μTC

Eine Kooperation von Fraunhofer IWM und Karlsruher Institut für Technologie KIT IAM 

Leitung: Prof. Dr. Matthias Scherge, Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch 

Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM  Institute for Applied Materials - Reliability and Microstructure, KIT 
Verschleißschutz, Technische Keramik
Dr. Andreas Kailer 
Materialien unter tribologischer Belastung
Prof. Dr. Christian Greiner 
Multiskalenmodellierung und Tribosimulation
Prof. Dr. Michael Moseler 
Dr. Johannes Schneider 
Polymertribologie und biomedizinische Materialien
Dr. Raimund Jaeger 
Angewandte Nanotribologie
Prof. Dr. Martin Dienwiebel
Tribologische Schichtsysteme
Bernhard Blug

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MicroTribology Center µTC locations


Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg
Focus on the simulation of friction and wear processes, wear-protection layers, and polymer tribology.

Wöhlerstr. 11
79108 Freiburg 

© Roland Guth, Freiburg

Campus South KIT, Karlsruhe
Focus on triboanalytics, evaluation of tribologically contaminated surfaces, and multi-scale simulation of tribological processes.

Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe

© Yohan Zerdoun, Freiburg

Campus East KIT, Karlsruhe
Main topics nanotribology, evaluation of lubricated tribo-systems, and real-time measurement of wear.

Rintheimer Querallee 2
76131 Karlsruhe



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MicroTribology Center μTC is supported by the following strategic partners:

Robert Bosch GmbH
Daimler AG
Klüber Lubrication München KG
KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH

We are open to the participation of further strategic partners.

Beyond the circle of strategic partners, we work together with other cooperation partners in various forms.

You can find the forms of cooperation here

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Quality management

The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM has been certified following  DINISO 9001 for more than 10 years. We strive for absolute customer satisfaction in our R&D projects...

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Institute for Applied Materials - Reliability and Microstructure (IAM-ZM) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT