Joint International Research Laboratory

by Northwestern Polytechnical University and TU Darmstadt

JIRL of Ultrahigh Ceramic Matrix Composites

It is the intention of Northwestern Polytechnical University and TU Darmstadt to cooperate with each other in conducting scientific research and development on a long-term basis under the JOINT INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH LABORATORY.

Scientific Research Topics

The following research topics will be considered within the JIRL

  • Fundamental aspects of the preparation of UHT-CMCs by PDC
    • including design methods of polymer structure, synthesis and modification of polymer, composition of powder, optimization of preparation processing and parameter, and instinctive properties testing.
  • Fundamental aspects of the preparation of UHT-CMCs by CVI
    • includeing control method of fluid field and material microstructure, optimization of preparation processing and parameter, and instinctive properties testing.
  • Assessment of the performance of UHT-CMCs
    • including environmental properties tested in simulated application environments.

Organization and Administration of the JIRL

The JIRL is organized and administered by Prof. Dr. Riedel on TU Darmstadt´s side and by Asso. Prof. Dr. Xingang Luan on NPU´s side.

Research Period

From 1st of July 2017 until 31st of March 2022.

Overall Objective and Construction Target of the JIRL

The overall objective of the JIRL cooperation is to serve as (i) a high level academic center for international science and technology cooperation and exchange, (ii) an important platform for first-class scholars and training of outstanding innovation talents. The main goals for the construction of the JIRL can be described in its five aspects:

  • Support and construct world-class R&D on ultrahigh ceramic matrix composites.
  • Undertake research projects with significant demand, and continuously output original innovation achievements that are universally recognized by the international academic community as having significant scientific value.
  • Attract world-class innovation talents, train scientists in a multicultural setting, with outstanding innovation ability.
  • General intention to recruit PhD students.
  • Intention to boost the valorization and industrialization of the research outcomes.