About CiSMAT

CiSMAT (Carinthia Institute for Smart MAterials and Manufacturing Technologies) is a newly founded center, dedicated to the research and development of innovative solutions for the Industry of the Future. It is part of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), and is supported by the KWF (Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds).

CiSMAT is based on four groups conducting research in the fields of

  • Smart materials and structures 
  • 3D printed composite materials
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Sensor integration in Mechatronic Systems

CiSMAT works closely with a network of local and international companies, which it also supports in their transformation efforts towards Industry 4.0.

CiSMAT - Research Groups

SHM Labs

  • Smart materials for smart structures
  • Integrated sensors for SHM

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  • Fiber and Smart Materials
  • 3D printing of composite and smart materials

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  • Agile production systems
  • Decision support system for additive manufacturing in design process
  • Multi-functionally optimized structures
  • Case studies of 3d-printed composites and meta-materials

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  • Sensor Integration in Mechatronic Systems

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Beyond our specific areas of research, we wish to use our varied and complementary skills to help our students, colleagues, partners and start-up founders to test the technical feasibility of new concepts and possible innovative solutions to challenging problems. This work is carried out in particular within the framework of « Innochecks » projects, and Master theses. Technical feasibility studies can also be strongly supported by the KWF (see “Start F&E” Program).

Here, we strongly collaborate with the WING Department (Industrial Engineering and Management) at CUAS.




New certificate course for “SMART MATERiALS” starts in March 2021.

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to solve new challenging technical problems, using a combination of smart materials and advanced 3D-printing techniques.

For more detailed information and registration please click here or see our flyer


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FH-Prof. DI Dr. habil.
Pascal Nicolay
Lead: CiSMAT & SHM Labs

Carinthia University of Applied Science, Europastrasse 4, 9500 Villach
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FH-Prof. DI Dr. Franz Oswald Riemelmoser, MBA
Lead: i-Material 

Carinthia University of Applied Science, Europastrasse 4, 9500 Villach
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Zhao Dongning, Ph.d.

Lead: SIMS

Carinthia University of Applied Science, Europastrasse 4, 9500 Villach
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FH-Prof. DI Dr. Techn. Roland Willmann
Lead: AMAViS

Carinthia University of Applied Science, Europastrasse 4, 9500 Villach
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Carinthia Institute for Smart Materials and Manufacturing Technologies
Carinthia University of Applied Science
Europastrasse 4, 9500 Villach,

+43 5 90500 2109

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 08:15-12:00 
Contact: Mag. (FH) Helga Kaltenbacher