Institute for Materials Science

The Institute for Materials Science (ifm) concentrates the research capacities of the Engineering Department of the Hof University of Applied Sciences. It combines the existing know-how as well as the machine systems and laboratories on 5.500 m² in Hof and Münchberg.

Textile research focuses on the development of innovative growth areas to realize the transition from classical textile fabrication to the high-tech industry. By using an interdisciplinary approach the ifm creates textiles with special functionalities and new properties. Combined with other materials, we achieve composites with improved qualities. Using new intelligent textile technologies, we acquire solutions for more efficient methods and the production of more innovative products.

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The ifm develops highly innovative, sustainable products and processes in the engineering fields by using the core competencies of mechanical engineering, system materials, textile technology, composites, textile design, industrial and environmental engineering.

The aim of the institute is the processing of industrial research topics to accomplish a link between research and industrial applications. Cooperation with national and international companies is very important to realize the step from fundamental research to industrial implementation.

The ifm sets its focus on the development of modern functional materials. Those highly technological materials are indispensable, due to their special mechanical, chemical, electrical or optical properties. Advantages are:

  • Saving resources - Recyclability
  • Saving energy by lightweight construction
  • Improved and new functionalities
  • Surface modification


These functional materials can be used as polymers, innovative textiles or semi-conductors. They are applied in modern technologies, such as medical technologies, architecture, solar or computer technology.

You can find more information in our overview of research and development projects.

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Frank Ficker | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Frank Ficker

Engineering Department
Innovative Textiles

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 136
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4540
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4540
E-Mail: frank.fickerhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Dr. Wolfgang Bauch | University of Applied Science Hof

Dr. Wolfgang Bauch

Institute for Materials Science
Managing Director

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 151
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 6511
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 6511
E-Mail: wolfgang.bauchhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

 

Professors

Prof. Dr. Margarete Blank-Bewersdorff | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Margarete Blank-Bewersdorff

Engineering Department
Materials Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 120
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4660
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4660
E-Mail: margarete.blank-bewersdorffhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Robert Honke | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Robert Honke

Engineering Department
Industrial Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 117
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4620
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4620
E-Mail: robert.honkehof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Oliver Lottes | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Oliver Lottes

Engineering Department
Innovative Textiles

Hochschule Hof, Department Münchberg
Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Room: 414
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 8580
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 8580
E-Mail: oliver.lotteshof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Tobias Plessing | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Tobias Plessing

Engineering Department
Mechanical Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B 130
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4720
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4720
E-Mail: tobias.plessinghof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Herbert Reichel | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Herbert Reichel

Engineering Department
Mechanical Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 113
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4670
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4670
E-Mail: herbert.reichelhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid

Engineering Department
Environmental Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 110
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4710
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4710
E-Mail: andreas.schmidhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Marek Gorywoda | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Marek Gorywoda

Engineering Department
Materials Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 120
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4560
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4560
E-Mail: marek.gorywodahof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Jörg Krumeich | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Jörg Krumeich

Engineering Department
Materials Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 119
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4550
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4550
E-Mail: joerg.krumeichhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Michael Nase | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Michael Nase

Engineering Department
Industrial Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 117
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4730
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4730
E-Mail: michael.nasehof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Michael Rauch | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Michael Rauch

Engineering Department
Innovative Textiles

Hochschule Hof, Department Münchberg
Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Room: 512
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 8450
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 8450
E-Mail: michael.rauchhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schrott | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schrott

Engineering Department
Innovative Textiles

Hochschule Hof, Department Münchberg
Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Room: 534 / B112
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 8470
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 8470
E-Mail: wolfgang.schrotthof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Institute for Materials Science

Approach

Campus Hof

Campus Hof

Alfons-Goppel-Platz-1
95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg