• publish research results free of charge
  • intuitive research interface
  • combines materials data from industry and research
  • explore persons and publications of the materials science community
  • find coorporation partners
  • find materials science related specialist information sources
  • search based on material categories and access options

FID Materials Science

The DFG-funded Specialised Information Service Materials Science and Engineering, or FID Materials Science for short, is aimed primarily at researchers and institutions in the fields of materials science and materials engineering. The aim of the project is to provide rapid and effective information and networking to support research and initiate cooperations.

Search for material properties in the Material Hub amongst others by material name, category, composition and keywords, e.g. Ti-5553

Material Hub

The FID's component for searching characteristic values on materials is based on Material Hub, a materials science and engineering research portal that was developed at the SLUB in the ERDF-funded project of the same name. Material Hub combines material information from industry and research and thus enables intuitive and efficient research. Material Hub is further developed in the FID and supplemented with the Materials Map, the Materials Guide and an access to specialist literature through the TIB Portal.

The connection to the TIB's catalog holdings enables access to scientific information and thus supports further research. Scientific publications and textbooks as well as audiovisual media, research data, patents and standards can be searched via the TIB portal.

Search in the TIB Portal
Materials Map

Based on publicly available information, the Materials Map provides an overview of the research community, its actors and their expertise and publications.

The Materials Guide helps to find external specialist information sources that are not integrated in the Material Hub Portal. This way, required characteristic values or further material class-related information can be found even if they are not yet available in the Material Hub.

Materials Guide
Related Work

Learn more about consortia and projects related to materials science.


The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) is one of the largest academic libraries in Germany. As the library of the TU Dresden it provides information for a research-intensive university with a particularly broad range of subjects. In 2017, the SLUB launched the Material Hub, a steadily growing platform for research and networking in the field of materials science and engineering.

The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library Hannover is the German National Library of Science and Technology as well as Architecture, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, it holds a unique collection of science and technology worldwide.

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Jens Krzywinski

TU Dresden, Industrial Design Engineering

M. Sc. Martin Kunath

Materialforschungsverbund Dresden (MFD) e. V.

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Strategy und Marketing

Dr. Udo Krause

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW), Knowledge and Technology Transfer Officer

Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti

Dresden Center for Computational Materials Science (DCMS)

TU Dresden, Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Prof. Jens-Peter Majschak

Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

TU Dresden, Chair of Processing Machines and Processing Technology

Prof. Dr. Christof Wöll

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Functional Interfaces


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Heilmaier

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Applied Materials – Materials Science and Engineering

German Materials Society

Dr.-Ing. Florian Nürnberger

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Materials Science

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Leyens

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

TU Dresden, Institute of Materials Science


Prof. Dr. Martina Zimmermann

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

TU Dresden, Mechanics of Materials and Failure Analysis

German Materials Society


Dr.-Ing. Michael Selzer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Applied Materials - Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS), research group “Multiscale Materials Modelling and Data Processing“


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The Dresden Science Night will take place on June 30, 2023. The FID Materials Science will playfully immerse young and old in the world of materials. Be excited!

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At the FAIRmat users meeting in Berlin we will present the FID Materials Science in the FDM poster session!

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From 4th to 10th May 2023, the FID will present the Material Hub material data research platform at interpack in the VDMA Technology Lounge.

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Next week Wednesday we will present the Material Hub in an online VDMA event.

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The initial version of our Materials Map is now available. Based on open publication meta data it provides an overview of the materials science community, its contributors, research topics and cooperations. 

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On November 28, 2022 the second meeting of the FID Materials Science's advisory board took place, this time as a hybrid event. The current project state was presented and main topics for the remaining project period as well as the potential continuation of the FID were addressed and discussed.

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The FID Material Science cooperates with the SLUB Makerspace in the context of the traveling exhibition "PLASTIK. Und dann!". The latter investigates, how plastics can be recycled and used in a practical, sustainable way.

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We are pleased to welcome a new data provider to the Material Hub: Precision Polymer Engineering Limited (PPE).

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We are pleased to announce our cooperation with Key to Metals AG, which has published a dataset of 1000 metallic materials in the Material Hub.

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On 24.05.2022 the first meeting of our scientific advisory board took place. In addition to getting to know each other, the focus was on the presentation of the project and its progress.

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