About us

The Chair of Materials Science Jena introduces itself - MSJ, former CMS
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Welcome to the Chair of Materials Science

The Chair of Materials Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena researches and teaches the foundations of modern, high-performance materials and their applications.

Materials Science is the key to solutions in many different crucial areas of advanced technology from ultra-lightweight and yet strong composite structures for transport technology-, to the prevention of infections in hospitals-, and to polymer-based photonic devices.  Close cooperation between national and international researchers, as well as industry, is our primary goal.

Based on tradition and future orientation the three research profile lines of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena are LIGHT, LIFE, LIBERTY. At the Chair of Materials Science our research focuses on innovative materials (polymers, nanocomposites, biomaterials), thereby significantly contributing to the profile lines LIGHT and LIFE. We bring the world of materials to LIFE.

The Chair of Materials Science brings together an outstanding international team of materials scientists, physicists, chemists, and engineers to work towards solutions for a better future.  Examples of this include exchange visits of Humboldt Research Award recipients and Humboldt Research Fellows from around the world.

The Chair of Materials Science and its colleagues extend a warm welcome to both potential students and visitors. Experience and share with us the excitement of materials science and all it has to offer society.

For more information for students, research partners, and industry, please use the contact below.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Sincerely yours,

Klaus D. Jandt

Klaus D. Jandt, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Klaus D. Jandt
Room E001/ E002
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena