Mission and Vision
- We train students at a high academic level with regard to polymer physics and polymer testing
- We perform world-class research in the fields of physics, materials science, testing and applications of polymers
- We develop and optimize innovative materials, components and testing methodologies
- We aim at significantly contributing to technical progress and sustainable development
- We cooperate and study with research institutes and companies worldwide
We are smart and reliable – in everything we do!
Assoz.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Katharina Resch-Fauster (in Karenz)
Head of SMART Group
+43 3842 402 - 2105
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Specialties: sustainable energy production and storage, green engineering, polymers and composites based on renewable
We play an active role in the education of students in the fields of Polymer Engineering and Science, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Recycling Technology, and Industrial Process Engineering. Our basic classes provide comprehensive and sound scientific knowledge in the fields of polymer physics and polymer testing. Elective courses cover topics such as material selection, material and energy efficiency, component testing as well as ecological aspects of polymer engineering. Please click on the link on the right hand side to find details to all of our courses.
- Polymer Competence Center Leoben (A)
- Technical University Vienna
Institute for Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (A)
Leichtmetall Kompetenzzentrum Ranshofen
- Imperial College London (GB)
Department of Mech. Eng.
- Technical University Munich (D)
Chair Carbon Composites
- Polytecnico di Milano (I)
Dipartimento di Chimica
- Academy of Sciences Brno (CZ)
Institute of Physics of Materials
Our research philosophy encourages faculty, post-docs, professionals, and students from different science and engineering disciplines to work in a collaborative environment to meet our current research goals. Our researchers conduct world-class research in the fields of physics, materials science, testing and applications of polymeric materials. SMART and RELIABLE describe our mindset but also comprise our main fields of expertise. Please click on the links below to find out more.