SGL Group Extends Funding for Carbon Composites Chair
The agreement for a six-year extension was signed by TUM president Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann and the SGL Group’s CEO, Dr Jürgen Köhler. LCC was founded in May 2009, with a focus on carbon-fiber composite materials and their applications. The appointment of Prof. Klaus Drechsler was made possible through the foundation of a Chair by SGL Group and investments by TUM.
After the expiry of the foundation agreement, SGL Group will provide an additional EUR 1,2 million in funding for the work of LCC which serves as a bridge between fundamental research into carbon-fiber composite materials and their practical applications, especially in the automotive and aerospace engineering sectors. In addition to providing financial support for research, the partnership is important to SGL Group above all for the resulting exchange of ideas with scientists. For instance, the company cooperated closely with the LCC in the validation of its product portfolio in the field of thermoplastic composite materials.