The broad range of services offered by the Materials Protection and Surface Technology department range from surface analysis and modification to the study of mechanisms at molecular and nanoscopic scales to the identification of the application limits and functions of new high-performance materials. Our focus lies in the fundamental processes that need to be understood to identify or prevent the causes of damage, including those phenomena that dictate ageing and degradation on internal and external contact surfaces.

These research, testing and standardisation activities contribute towards ensuring the safe functioning of technical products and processes that are subject to complex and interrelated mechanical, chemical, physical, thermal and climatic stresses.


Division 6.1 Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry Division 6.2 Interfacial Processes and Corrosion Division 6.3 Ma­cro­tri­bo­lo­gy and We­ar Protection Division 6.4 Nan­o­ma­te­ri­al Technologies Division 6.5 Po­ly­mers in Life Sciences and Na­no­tech­no­lo­gy Division 6.6 Nanotribology and Nanostructuring of Surfaces Division 6.7 Surface Modification and Measurement Technology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heinz Sturm, Head of Department Materials Protection and Surface Technology, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heinz Sturm

Head of Department 6


Phone: +49 30 8104-1690