Institute for Lightweight Systems



As a pioneer in the field of lightweight system design, our Institute sets the pace for developing and testing cutting-edge technologies that pave the way for a cleaner, more sustainable future.

From the latest high-performance materials to innovative manufacturing processes for fiber composites, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in lightweight system design.

But we don’t stop there – we’re also leading the charge in end-to-end digitalization, creating solutions that streamline the entire process chain. One area that really excites us is adaptronics, a field that allows us to give lightweight structures additional capabilities – such as the ability to change shape, reduce vibrations, or diagnose their own condition.

Integrating active and passive additional functions into the lightweight structure is the goal of lightweight system design according to the motto “Everything contributes”. At our Institute, we bring the best minds from six scientific departments and six application-oriented business units together to collaborate on research and development.

And with a range of services that span across industries and institutions, we’re proud to be a trusted partner for anyone who shares our vision for a better tomorrow.

So take a look at our latest research contributions and get in touch we’d love to hear from you!