Participating institutions and partners

  • Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • European X-Ray Free Electron Laser GmbH (EuXFEL)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (Hereon)
  • Helmut Schmidt University (HSU)
  • Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD)
  • University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK)
  • University of Hamburg (UHH)

The Center for Integrated Multiscale Materials Systems (CIMMS) is an interdisciplinary research initiative of TUHH, UHH, Hereon, and DESY and funded by the City of Hamburg. CIMMS aims to produce a new type of materials using 3D printing in order to develop more cost-effective and durable products with new functions. These so-called three-dimensional, multi-scale, multifunctional, hybrid and integrated material systems differ fundamentally from existing materials. Similar to natural, biological materials, these material systems can contain better and more diverse properties and thus broaden their range of applications. These improved material properties enable new technological developments, for example in the fields of energy, mobility, medicine and health, and also promise greater sustainability.

The Centre for Molecular Water Science (CMWS) is a pan-European network for the study of the molecular properties of water - with DESY as the central hub. Five BlueMat PIs are among its founding members. The CMWS provides dedicated infrastructure for experiments with water or in aqueous environments at accelerator-based X-ray sources that can be used within BlueMat.

The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Production Technologies (IAPT), stands for enabling sustainable innovations in the field of additive manufacturing for its research and development partners. Their experience in additive manufacturing, from idea to implementation, including process and materials development, component design, and virtualization at all technology maturity levels, will be used in BlueMat with the overarching goal of bringing Blue Materials to an industrial scale.

The Joachim Herz Foundation (JHS) in Hamburg, one of the largest private foundations in Germany, promotes education, science, and research in economics and the natural sciences. It will support BlueMat by funding one junior research group.

PIER PLUS – Partnership in Innovation, Education and Research: BlueMat will become a core of the PIER profile “New Materials”, which already combines the unique expertise of TUHH, DESY, UHH, HSU, and Hereon and will include new partners to maximize the scientific and societal impact of the field.