The research activities of the chair "Hybrid Materials" (Prof. Weidenmann), and the research unit "Mechanical Engineering" (Prof. Sause) and the junior professorship "Data-driven Materials Processing" (Prof. Lechner) are closely interlinked in the institute division "Sustainable Technologies and Systems" of the MRM and cover the entire materials science spectrum for the elucidation of process-structure-property relationships of different structural materials. The research activities are organized into three joint research groups: “ Processes”,” Materials and Mechanics“, and “ Condition Monitoring”.

Within these research groups, the assistant professorship "Data-driven Materials Processing" focuses on two research areas: