Future tasks in many different fields of academia and industry are directed towards an emission reduction of greenhouse
gases and a sustainable usage of resources in general. As surface science and engineering obtains a highly interdisciplinary character, it can give a decisive impact for future enhancements.
This Christian Doppler Laboratory for Surface Engineering of high-performance Components aims for the exploration of novel coating materials as well as functional designs for application related efficiency enhancements to increase sustainability. The work within this laboratory covers the development of thin film materials for high-performance components utilizing state of the art computational material science combined with advanced synthesis and characterization techniques.
The unique cooperation within the framework of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Surface Engineering of high-performance Components between our industrial partners Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Plansee SE and Plansee Composite Materials GmbH, enables to develop fundamental basics for surface solutions at the cutting edge of technology.
„Knowledge-based Surface Engineering, whilst utilizing state-of-the-art computational materials science combined with advanced synthesis and characterization techniques, can decisively contribute to future requirements of high-performance Components. Applied in various industrial fields, this novel approach plays a key role in improving environmental sustainability, leading to a more efficient usage of resources in general.“ (H. Riedl)