PIA – Process Optimization – Information Management – Applications
The PIA work group specializes in four main fields:
One focus is the optimization, simulation and modelling of processes for the production of highly complex, functional and miniaturized components based on micro- and nanotechnologies.
3D-Printing (System Integration)
The development and system integration of various 3D printing processes such as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Polyjet-Printing as well as the associated materials are another topic of the group.
Decision Support Systems
A third focus is the development of database-driven systems for decision support, knowledge-based systems in the field of process management and systems for semantic knowledge extraction from large unstructured datasets (text).
Nanomaterials Safety Assessment
Another main area of interest is the Nanomaterials Safety Assessment with a focus on the evaluation of scientific literature on nanomaterials. The transfer of knowledge from scientist to layperson and user plays a significant role.