Our mission statement

The INT-MSS engages in research and teaching in the area of mechanical and microstructural properties of materials.

The INT-MSS preferentially uses methods of model building and numerical simulation. It combines atomistic methods with microstructural specifications and continuum mechanical analysis. In various fields, we carry out both basic and applied research on a cross-scale basis, combining novel modelling methods with large-scale simulation techniques and analysis to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms in microstructure evolution.

We conduct our research work in close collaboration with various national and international partners. There is a close link with the Institute for Applied Materials - Microstructure Modelling and Simulation (IAM-MMS) of KIT, and with Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, especially in close interaction with the Institute for Digital Materials Research (IDM).

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