University of Luxembourg RU Physics and Materials (Mechanical Engineering)

University of Luxembourg RU Physics and Materials (Mechanical Engineering)

Core business

  • Additive Manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing
  • Laser joining of dissimilar materials
  • Al-Cu; POM; PA-Al; PEEK-Ti; St-
  • Heat and Mass transfer
  • Thermal process simulation
  • Data processing to optimize process speed, product robustness and quality
  • Numerical rapid prototyping
  • Product geometry optimization
  • Product development methods
  • Structure-property relationships of polymer-based composites
  • Rheological, mechanical and thermal properties
  • Nanoparticle suspensions (colloids)
  • Self-assembled nanostructures
  • Electrospinning of composite fibres
  • Electrochemically enhanced soft lithography

Products & services

  • Structural and thermal Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Mechanical design
  • Part and mechanical system optimization
  • Rapid prototypes

Major Materials & Manufacturing projects

  • Design optimization
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Joining know how
  • Create defined temperature profiles
  • Post-processing
  • Product design optimization software
  • Software framework for multi-scale and multi-physics modelling and thermal/mechanical simulation

Technical / technological capabilities

  • Polymer printing
  • Clay printing
  • Metal printing
  • Dissimilar materials joining
  • Strato-Conception
  • Property prediction / uncertainty quantification / QA
  • CNC
  • Laser Cutter
  • Various simulation Software: Advanced Simulation Platform (AMST)

  • Peter Plapper: Laser joining of dissimilar materials, Al-Cu; POM; PA-Al; PEEK-Ti; St-Al;
  • Stephan Leyer: Heat and mass transfer, thermal process simulation
  • Claude Wolf: Mechanical system design and validation (CAE), 3D printing optimisation process, Digital and physical rapid prototyping, Numerical product development.
  • Slawomir Kedziora: Product geometry optimization, product validation
  • Kilian Gericke: Product development methods
  • Stéphane Bordas, Bernhard Peters, Andreas Zilian: Shape and topology optimization, CAD-CAM, Properties, Process simulation, Advanced Multi-physics Simulation Technology (AMST), uncertainty quantification, HPC
  • Jörg Baller, Roland Sanctuary: Structure-property relationships of polymer-based composites, rheological, mechanical and thermal properties
  • Giusy Scalia: Nanoparticle suspensions (colloids), self-assembled nanostructures
  • Jan Lagerwall: Electrospinning of composite fibres, soft actuators (potentially printable)
  • Phillip Dale: Electrochemically enhanced soft lithography
  • Ludger Wirtz: Theoretical solid-state physics, ab-initio calculations, electronic-structure,semi-conductors, 2D materials
  • Susanne Siebentritt: experimental semiconductor physics, photovoltaics
  • Thomas Schmidt: Topological insulators, low-dimensional materials
  • Alexandre Tkatchenko: Theoretical chemical physics, ab-initio calculations, electronic structure, molecular dynamics

Main customers / collaborations

  • Husky
  • Delphi
  • Mahle
  • Paul Wurth
  • FabLab


Figure 1: Shape Optimization of clutch system


Figure 2: Shape optimization and validation of sport car wheel rim


Figure 3: Predicted velocity fields of both shielding gas and metallic powder grains including impact with melt pool for Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

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Public Research Organisation


Research Unit Physics and Materials
Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Peters
Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 54 96

Ass-Prof S.Kedziora
Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 55 90

Senior Lecturer C.Wolf
Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 58 76

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