Our Research

The Institute of Construction and Building Materials (WiB) has different research fields. Our portfolio and interests are not limited by these fields. Feel free to contact us for further information.

Research topics and groups

The research activities at the WiB are focused on three thematic areas. The areas here are not to be considered as separate topics but rather as complementary and supportive fields. Also through our high interdisciplinary team we are able to tackle a broad field of research related topics.

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The structure can be described as follows:

  • Mineral Binders
  • Lightweight and Sustainable Construction
  • Energy-intelligent Construction

Our staff is often not only focused in one of these areas. For further information you can contact our senior researchers heading the different research fields.

Research topics and groups

Mineral Binders Lightweight and Sustainable Construction Energy-intelligent Construction
  • Geopolymers
  • Alternative binders
  • Reactivity
  • Transport mechanisms
  • Biomaterials and biofilms
  • Sustainability
  • Mineralized foams
  • Lightweight concretes
  • Recycled concretes
  • Additive / subtractive manufacturing
  • Gradient composites
  • Heat storage
  • Thermomechanical models
  • Building physics of materials
  • Biogenic energy systems
  • Building monitoring
Dr. Neven Ukrainczyk

Dr. Izadifar Mohammadreza

Research Assistants
Felix Berger
Sha Yang
Oliver Vogt
Kira Weise
Conrad Ballschmiede
Luciano Sambataro
Agustin Laveglia
Dr. Albrecht Gilka-Bötzow

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Mankel

Research Assistants
Conrad Ballschmiede
Sha Yang
Max Löher
Dr. Dr.-Ing Antonio Caggiano

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Mankel
Dr. Facundo Bre (MSCA-IF 2021-2023)
Dr. Ignacio Peralta (Future Talent 2021 – TUDa)

Research Assistants
Alessia Aquilanti (PCM and solar collectors)
Max Löher (NOx – cleaning)
Mona Sam (Bio-PCM)
Luciano Sambataro (ETN ITN – H2020)
Sha Yang (Self-healing)

National DFGs


Executed Research Topics

At the Institute of Construction and Building Materials we work on research projects with the following topics:

  • Innovative Materials Design and new Concrete Materials
  • Energy Storage in Construction Materials
  • Geopolymers as Non-Cementitious Binders
  • Reactive Transport Modelling
  • Thermodynamic Modelling
  • Building Physics in Construction
  • Interaction between Biofilms and Constructions

Further Information about our current research projects you can find here:

Research Projects

You have an idea?

If you have an idea for a project or need help with a field of research let us know. Do not hesitate to contact us:

Experimental Investigations at the WiB

Within each research field we also test and explore material and component behavior as well as verifying theoretical models.

For more in depth information on our experimental capabilities and lab facilities, please take a closer look here:

Experimental capabilities