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Promoting Sustainable Regional Development through Additive Manufacturing: A Cross-Border Initiative for a Resilient and Circular Economy
We are very happy to welcome four new students from ISAE-Supméca (Paris) and ISAE-ENSMA (Poitiers) for long internships, which are part of their respective Masters of Engineering Curricula. These interships are part of our main R&D projects, and contribute to their progress. Thank you to all four students, for the very good work!
Smart Materials for Green(er) Cities.
Invited Talk at the Lycée Français de Vienne ! more
Pierre Jeltiri and Pascal Nicolay took part in the latest SAW Symposium, held in Dresden on 21 and 22 September. more
Check our latest open-access publication: “Smart Materials for Green(er) Cities, a Short Review”
Many thanks to the WKK Team (Wirtschaftskammer Kärnten) for inviting us to present our i-MON technology to ABA Austria representatives based in North and South America. We were able to present our passive, wireless sensors, which can be integrated into concrete for in-situ measurement of temperature and deformation. Our technology can mainly be used for Structural Health Monitoring applications (monitoring of bridges and tunnels).
Many thanks to the organizers of the International Symposium on Smart Materials for inviting us to present our latest research results in the field of Smart Sensors for Smart Concrete, as part of a session fully dedicated to emerging and innovative sensor technologies. It was a real pleasure being there. Click here for more on this Symposium!
As part of the “Journées Européennes Vertes de Vienne, 2023”, Prof. Pascal Nicolay (Team CiSMAT) was invited to give a talk at the French Embassy, in Vienna. The talk was dedicated to smart materials for the cities of the future. This talk was preceded by another, given by Prof. Stéphane Mangin (IJL, France), on the Internet of tomorrow and the problem of data storage. The presentations were followed by a podium discussion, where the audience was able to interact with both speakers, as well as with a panel of young researchers (incl. two CiSMAT researchers, Dr. Claude Humbert and MSc. Pierre Jeltiri).
BABEG just released the Green Digital Research Map of Carinthia!
CiSMAT is one of the actors selected by BABEG, for its activities in the field of new technologies for a sustainable industry.
Presentation of our research topics and results at the “Kick-off event, Bildungshub”, in Spittal (28.11.2022).
The Gustav Mahler Private University (GMPU) starts a new research center in Klagenfurt, the Digi.Music.Lab! The focus will be on the use of new digital technologies to improve music learning, instrument playing and performances, music creation (e.g., composition), and self-promotion. CiSMAT is already identified as one of the potential partners of the Digi.Music.Lab, for future joint R&D projects! more
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Guest Editor: Pascal Nicolay, CiSMAT.
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Seven participants successfully completed the second certificate course “Smart Materials”, which took place over four months (2 day-blocks, every two weeks). more
Many thanks to the Austrian newspaper “Der Standard”, for the article they just published about our project i-MON. The ultimate goal of the project is to make concrete buildings smarter and more secure. Please click here, to access the article (in German, published 11.01.2022).
Pascal Nicolay is associate researcher at the Institut Jean Lamour, in Nancy, France. more
The next Certificate Course on “Smart Materials for a Greener Economy” starts in March 2022. 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.
CiSMAT and its industrial partner PMS organized the first CiSMAT Partner Day, on July 1st 2021.
Six participants successfully completed the first certificate course “Smart Materials”, which took place over four months (2 day-blocks, every two weeks).
As part of the Master Session ONLINE, we cordially invite you to attend the online introduction of our new Certificate Course “Smart Materials and 3D Printing” on June 24th from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m..
On June 23rd 2021, we will continue the successful series of our free CiSMAT webinars. This time we will focus on the following topics:
Shape Memory Metals & Metamaterials
The 1st CiSMAT certificate course on “Smart Materials & 3D Printing” started on March 4th, 2021.
“We see this as the start of an innovative and technological journey.” So CiSMAT & Course director Pascal Nicolay in his opening speech with Andreas Starzacher from KWF.
Three research projects with a total budget volume of € 3.3 million have just been approved. CiSMAT is significantly involved in two of these projects: I-MON and iLEAD.
We invite you to attend our online introduction to our Certificate Course “Smart Materials and 3D Printing” which will take place online, on the 25th of February 2021 from 18:30 – 19:00.
We invite you to attend our first free webinar on “Smart Materials & 3D Printing”, which will take place online, on the 18th of January 2021.
Opening of the Digital Innovation Hub “smartfab Carinthia” – your ONE STOP SHOP for questions about
* digital transformation in industrial enterprises
* constructions regarding possibilities and limitations of 3D printing
* product and service innovations in a recycling economy.
We are pleased to present the latest newspaper article about CiSMAT and our new cooperation with researchers from the Roberval Laboratory, of the University of Technology of Compiègne (France).
On 1 October 2020, the cooperation between the CiSMAT and the ROBERVAL laboratory of the Compiègne University of Technology (UTC) France began.
Researchers at the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences have developed prototypes for knee prostheses, aircraft seats, wind turbine blades and body parts made of natural fibres in cooperation with the St. Veiter “Wood K plus” research centre and the Silicon Austria Labs research centre
On 15 October 2020, the “ACstyria Leichtbautag” will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. In cooperation with the Austrian Lightweight Construction Platform A2LT, the focus this year is on the entire lightweight construction value chain. CiSMAT is represented by two team members – Alexander Berndt and Marius Laux.
H. Oberlercher and R. Heim just presented their latest research results in the field of 3D printing of continuous fiber composite materials (CFC), at the Advanced Materials Day 2020, held at the TU Graz on the 28/09/2020.
In these times of Corona crisis, online symposiums enable researchers to pursue their scientific communication activities in the best possible conditions.
There is a newly founded research center which is called CiSMAT at the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences.
The journal MDPI Sensors is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Advances in Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors”.
The “Innovationskongress 2019” was held in Villach, 12-14 November 2019. It was a huge success, with 1000+ participants.
CiSMAT (Carinthia Institute for Smart MATerials) is a newly founded Green Transition Competence Center, dedicated to the research and development of innovative solutions based on Smart Materials, for the industry and society of the future. It is part of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), and is supported by the KWF (Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds). CiSMAT works closely with a network of local and international companies, which it also supports in their transformation efforts towards a more efficient, more secure and greener industry.
CiSMAT conducts research in the fields of:
- Integrated piezoelectric sensors
- Smart and meta-materials for improved acoustics and vibration mitigation
- Phase-changing materials
Carinthia Institute for Smart Materials
FH-Prof. DI Dr. habil Pascal Nicolay
Lead: CiSMAT & SHM Labs
Carinthia University of Applied Science
Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach, Austria
DI Dr. Claude Humbert
Carinthia University of Applied Science
Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach, Austria