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Fraunhofer Applied Research Center for Resource Efficiency - ARess

The Fraunhofer Applied Research Center for Resource Efficiency ARess is cooperation between the Fraunhofer Institute for silicate research ISC in Würzburg among its Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS in Hanau and Alzenau on the one hand and the University of Applied Sciences at Aschaffenburg together with its center for science services and transfer Aschaffenburg (ZeWiS) on the other hand.

We are engaged in answering the question of resource efficient production and products. We can use the research infrastructure of Fraunhofer IWKS, Fraunhofer ISC, the University of Applied Sciences and the ZeWiS.

The Fraunhofer Applied Research Center is funded over a 5-year research period by the state of Bavaria (Regierung von Unterfranken) with a total of 2.5 Mio €. The city of Alzenau supports the center by the endowment of a chair to Hochschule Aschaffenburg, which has been lead by Prof. Dr. Gesa Beck since September 2015.

The following research groups participate in ARess (University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg):

  • substition of critical compounds and application of recycling-friendly manufacting processes in electronics
    Head: Prof. Dr. M. Kaloudis
  • laser technologies for resource efficient process design
    Head: Prof. Dr. R. Hellmann
  • novel procedures for material separation
    Head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Bochtler
  • nanotechnological and electrochemical ways for resource efficient processes and products
    Head: Prof. Dr. G. Beck

The Fraunhofer Applied Research Center is active in technological research baring great potential for industrial production as well as high-tech product development. Collaborative projects with processing businesses of any sizes are welcome.