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Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research

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The "Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research" (OSIM) is a cross-faculty institute of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy and the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Our research focuses on the correlation between structure and properties of different classes of materials as a function of their synthesis and application conditions, with a special emphasis on glass. The knowledge gained in this way is used in the design of new materials and the manufacture of tailor-made components and products using new methods of material characterization.

Research topics include:

  • Glass and glass ceramics
  • Ceramic materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Polymers and composites
  • Nanostructured materials and surfaces
  • Materials for optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials for energy and environmental technology
  • Material processing with lasers
  • Modelling and simulations

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Scientists at the University of Jena develop mechanoluminescent material systems
Mechanoluminescent material during an experiment.
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Chemists at the University of Jena developed methods for manufacturing glasses from non-melting compounds
Vahid Nozari uses a microscope to examine the new synthetic glass made of a MOF material.
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Materials scientist Lothar Wondraczek receives renewed support from the European Research Council
Jena glass chemists want to further develop a process for thermally hardening very thin glass.
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Research team from Jena and Cambridge develops glass materials with novel combinations of properties
Dr. Courtney Calahoo presents organic (l.) and inorganic glass (r.).
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Material scientists design damage-tolerant bone replacement
Prof. Dr. Frank A. Müller is Professor for Colloids, Surfaces and Interfaces at the University of ...
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Managing Director of the Institute, Representative of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Frank A. Müller, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank A. Müller
Room 124
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena

Institute Director, Representative of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Lothar Wondraczek, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Wondraczek
Room O104
Fraunhoferstraße 6
07743 Jena
Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research - Location Löbdergraben
Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research - Location Fraunhoferstrasse