SGL Group plans to renew its funding of the Chair of Carbon Composites (LCC) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), which began eight years ago.

The agreement for a six-year extension was signed by TUM president Professor Wolfgang A Herrmann and the SGL Group's CEO, Dr Jürgen Köhler.

The Chair of Carbon Composites (LCC) was founded in May 2009, with a focus on carbon fiber composite materials and their applications. The appointment of Professor Klaus Drechsler was made possible through the foundation of a Chair by SGL Group and investments by TUM. The chair serves as a bridge between fundamental research into carbon-fiber composite materials and their practical applications, especially in the automotive and aerospace engineering sectors.

Leading role

After end of the foundation agreement, SGL Group will provide an additional €1.2 million in funding for the work of the Chair.

‘With this highly respected industrial partner, we will assume a leading role in driving advances in the field of light materials, including carbon composites, which will be very important in the future,’ said Professor Herrmann.

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