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Stand: May 24, 2023

Dr. Cosima Schuster

Programme Director
Engineering Sciences 1

E-Mail: cosima.schuster@dfg.de
Telephone: +49 (228) 885-2271
Telefax: +49 (228) 885-713320
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn

Tasks and Responsibilities

Scientific Areas of Responsibility

405-01   Metallurgical, Thermal and Thermomechanical Treatment of Materials
405-02   Materials in Sintering Processes and Generative Manufacturing Processes
405-04   Mechanical Properties of Metallic Materials and their Microstructural Origins
406-03   Thermodynamics and Kinetics as well as Properties of Phases and Microstructure of Materials

Scientific Areas of Responsibility (Deputy Contact)

405-06   Polymeric and Biogenic Materials and Derived Composites
406-01   Synthesis and Properties of Functional Materials
406-02   Biomaterials
406-04   Computer-Aided Design of Materials and Simulation of Materials Behaviour from Atomic to Microscopic Scale

Coordinated Programmes (procedural matters)

Research Units

2180 Graded Implants for Tendon-Bone Junctions (“Graded Implants”)
2804 The Materials Science of Teeth in Function: Principles of Durable, Dynamic Dental Interphases
5250 Mechanism-based characterization and modeling of permanent and bioresorbable implants with tailored functionality based on innovative in vivo, in vitro and in silico methods
5380 Functional surfaces through adiabatic high-speed processes: Microstructure, mechanisms and model development - FUNDAM³ENT

Coordinated Programmes (scientific matters)


103 From atoms to turbine blades – a scientific basis for a new generation of single crystal superalloys
225 From the fundamentals of biofabrication towards functional tissue models
298 Safety Integrated and Infection Reactive Implants

Clusters of Excellence (ExStra)

2082 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O)

Collaborative Research Centres

1027 Physical modeling of non-equilibrium processes in biological systems
1032 Nanoagents for spatio-temporal control of molecular and cellular reactions
1394 Structural and Chemical Atomic Complexity: From Defect Phase Diagrams to Material Properties
1548 FLAIR - Fermi Level Engineering Applied to Oxide Electroceramics

International Research Training Groups

2078 Integrated engineering of continuous-discontinuous long fiber reinforced polymer structures

Research Training Groups

2423 Fracture across Scales: Integrating Mechanics, Materials Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics
2516 Control of structure formation in soft matter at and through interfaces
2723 Materials-Microbes-Microenvironments (M-M-M): Antimicrobial biomaterials with tailored structures and properties