The lightweight design research in the field of fiber-plastic composites is a successful research focus at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg.

Along the product-oriented value chain, the international and interdisciplinary team of the chair of lightweight design with structured materials deals with the cross-industry development of energy-efficient lightweight design solutions and associated production technologies.

From the initial idea, through the design of prototypes to the technical implementation of complex technology demonstrators, the focus primarily lies on the design, simulation and production of functionally integrative multi-material design methods, using fiber-plastic composites and metals.