Institute for Ceramics, Glass, and  Materials Technology heads into new direction

Dating back to 1 October 2020 effectively, the former IKGB will establish two new institutes – the Institute of Ceramics, Refractory and Composite Materials and the Institute of Glass and Glass Technology.

At the new Institute for Ceramics, Refractories and Composites (IKFVW), the likewise newly named professorships for ceramics, refractories and metalloceramic composites (Prof. Christos Aneziris) and for construction chemistry and construction composites (Prof. Thomas Bier) will be combined in order to make the content-related orientation of the two areas in research and teaching clear.

Prof. Dr. Christos Aneziris, head of the new institute, also wants to use the restructuring to strengthen the visibility of ceramics, refractory and composite materials, and building materials chemistry as interdisciplinary fields.

The new Institute for Glass and Glass Technology (IGT) will house the professorship for glass and enamel technology (currently represented by Dr. Martin Kilo) and the junior professorship for energy and raw material efficient glass technology (Jun.-Prof. Sindy Fuhrmann).

With the instalment of the institute, glass research and teaching at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg will be highlighted and given a new impact in the national as well as in the international context as the Institute of Glass Science and Technology. Furthermore, the professors would like to advance the cooperation with the Glass Campus Torgau as a network association and subject-specific vocational training center and deepen the scientific-technical networking with the national as well as international glass industry. The head of the new Institute for Glass and Glass Technology is Dr. Kilo.

The Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering and the Rectorate of TU Bergakademie Freiberg approved the new foundations in March 2020.

The web presences of the two new institutes are:


The staff e-mail addresses will be converted in the long term, but will initially also be available under the previous institute abbreviations.


(Source: IKFVW)

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