Instiute of Materials Research

MagIC - Magnesium Innovation Centre

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Magnesium ingots, which are melted for different scientific research purposes

The main focus of the research in MagIC, headed by Prof. Karl Ulrich Kainer, is the development of magnesium-based materials for diverse applications, for example in the transport and medical sectors. Special emphasis is placed on alloy development and on the optimisation of existing and new processing technologies. Scientific fundamental research and application-oriented investigations are necessary in order to produce magnesium materials with the optimum spectrum of properties for specific service applications. MagIC has established capabilities and the appropriate equipment for this purpose. The centre is currently organised into three research groups for research and development of magnesium materials.MagIC can be subdivided into three departments: Magnesium Processing, Wrought Magnesium Alloys, and Corrosion and Surface Technology.