MATERIALS

MATERIALS – Institute for Sensors, Photonics and Manufacturing Technologies

 

MATERIALS provides access to the latest technologies required for implementing innovative products and services, for example:  

  • Green Photonics and Electronics
  • Structured (biomimetic) surfaces
  • Piezoelectric sensors and energy harvesters
  • Large-scale production of organic layers (roll-to-roll, screen printing)
  • (Optical) Chemo-and Biosensors
  • Laser Production Technology
  • Aerosol and inkjet printing
  • Laser and plasma-assisted vacuum deposition process

 

MATERIALS has long-standing experience in managing a wide range of research cooperations, thus enabling the clients to successfully participate in national and international funded research projects. 

The team of around 80 researchers provides interdisciplinary solutions across the entire value chain – from the idea to the prototype – using cutting edge technologies and methods based on miniaturisation, integration and materials optimisation. Combined with state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure MATERIALS offers innovative solutions and services tailored to the needs of business and industry. More than 20 years of close cooperation with leading research institutions such as the Austrian based Graz University of Technology or the University of Leoben enables us to continuously improve and extend the portfolio of expertise.

News
EU Project OPTIMAL officially started!
In October 2022, we had the pleasure of welcoming the partners of the EU project OPTIMAL at our Weiz site.
Skier on the slope
PyzoFlex® technology developed at the MATERIALS Institute provides data-based feedback and detects temperature and pressure changes as well as…
Novel technology to increase pot life of Silicones used in LED components
Researchers at the MATERIALS Institute developed a formulation for a Silicone elastomer that can lead to significantly reduced production costs for…
Digitalisation in viniculture

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Digitalisation in viniculture

Digitalisation has already found its way into viniculture. At the MATERIALS Institute, we develop sensor systems for the determination of glucose and…
EMERGE: 2nd Call for Proposals launched!
Free-of-charge access for research & technology organizations, industry and small-medium enterprises to develop projects on sustainable flexible…
Light up your career at CARLA Camp Graz - The Photonics Career Hub
CARLA, career camp for students and PhDs at University of Graz, is taking place from 21 - 23.09.2022.
EVENTS
28
Feb

LOPEC 2023 - Trade fair and conference for printed electronics

, from 09:00 (multi-day)

17
Apr

HANNOVER MESSE 2023 -

Messegelände 30521 Hannover, from 09:00 (multi-day)

15
May

Delegation trip as part of the International Day of Light - in cooperation with Photonics4Industry

Vienna, Weiz / Austria, from 14:30 (multi-day)