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New research project at WWHK

On October 1, 2020, the WWHK started the second phase of the joint project as a new project partner: Microstructure-based service life calculation "MibaLeb II".

The joint project is concerned with the development of a method for assessing the remaining service life of metallic nuclear power plant components that have aged during operation.

The second phase of the joint project, which is funded by the BMWi, involves transferring the results, findings and methods previously determined in the first phase of the project to real and actually loaded materials and components used in nuclear power engineering. The WWHK aims at the determination of individual aging conditions that correspond to real damage conditions. Thus, concrete statements can be made regarding the integrity and the remaining lifetime of nuclear power plants.

The further development of the StrainLife method with regard to a multi-parameter approach, in particular to better describe the transition from the LCF to the HCF range, is also a further research focus of this joint project.

Partners in the joint project are TU Dortmund University, Saarland University, MPA University Stuttgart and the Society for Plant and Reactor Safety.

Further information about the joint project can be found here



Habilitation presentation Prof. Peter Starke

On Tuesday, 08.09.2020 at 16:00, the habilitation presentation by Prof. Peter Starke via MS teams will take place at Saarland University.

The topic is "High temperature materials and their application areas" ( n German).

Interested parties can participate without registration as guest via the following access

New research project "Tissue engineering of cells in complex hydrogels using three-dimensional electrical and magnetic stimulation"

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In April 2020, the interdisciplinary joint project "TelMa" will start, in which a total of 9 working groups of the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern will work together to develop new possibilities for regenerative medicine. In addition to the project management by Prof. Saumer, the other participants are the working groups of Professors Urschel, Raabe, Brigadski, Braun, Schäfer, Trautmann, Möbius and the WWHK Prof. Starke.

With regard to the start of the project, the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern issued a press release describing the activities within the framework of the research project supported by the Carl-Zeiss Foundation.


Teaching award 2019

The election for the teaching prize 2019 at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern has been completed and the students have decided. In a two-week voting they chose university lecturers who combine exciting events, high commitment and good didactic concepts in their teaching and thus contribute to the success of their studies.

The winners of this year's teaching prize are:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Starke, Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
Prof. Dr. Niels Eckstein, Faculty of Applied Logistics and Polymer Sciences
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Brigitte Al Bosta, Faculty of Building and Design
Prof. Dr. Bert Forschelen, Faculty of Business Administration
Prof. Dr. Manh Tien Tran, Faculty of Computer Science and Microsystems Technology

Galileo Award 2019

The Galileo Award 2019 goes to the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern.

The award is granted by the German Society for Material Science e.V. (DGM), the German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM) and the Steel Institute VDEh for outstanding achievements in the field of materials testing.

Link to the article of the DGM

Link to the article of the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern


New research projects at WWHK

The WWHK is starting the year 2020 with 2 new research projects.

The DFG is funding the project "Use of µmagnetic test methods to evaluate damage development in cyclically loaded metallic materials" with a duration of 24 months.

The WWHK is also involved in the joint project "Tissue Engineering of tissues in complex hydrogels using three-dimensional electrical and magnetic stimulation" funded by the Carl-Zeiss Foundation. 

Cooperation with AG Elektrotechnische Systeme der Mechatronik

Within the framework of an interdisciplinary research project, the cooperation between the AG Elektrotechnische Systeme der Mechatronik and the WWHK is to be expanded. For the successful implementation of this project, Mr. Thilo Schwamm has strengthened both working groups since 15.09.2019 and will in particular investigate the cross effects between magnetic and mechanical material parameters.


Introduction of Professor Peter Starke at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern

Retrospectives, insights and outlooks...
Link to the article


Special issue for the journal Metals

Prof. P. Starke and Prof. F. Walther (WPT, TU Dortmund) are guest editors for the special issue "Fatigue Life Calculation Approaches for Metallic Materials" for the journal Metals published by MPDI.
Deadline for submissions is 31.05.2020. Contributions can be submitted directly via the MDPI homepage.