Dr. Thomas Gietzelt

  • Institut für Mikroverfahrenstechnik (IMVT)
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    KIT Campus Nord
    Gebäude 605

    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Curriculum Vitae

• Born 29th of April 1967 in Dresden

• Academic Education


09/1988 - 05/1993 Studies of Mechanical Engineering, subject area Material Science at TU Dresden
05/1994 - 06/1997 PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Inst. for Polymer Research Dresden e.V. (IPF) / TU Dresden


• Professional Background


09/1983 - 07/1986 Apprenticeship as metal worker and A-level in Neustadt/Sa. (VEB Fortschritt Landmaschinen) / automotive supplier company in Dresden;
09/1991 - 02/1992 Internship at MTU München GmbH
05/1993 - 04/1994 Freelancer as research associate at Inst. for Polymer Research Dresden e.V. (IPF)
09/1997 - 04/1998 IPF: contract research: Fabrication of special dispersions for „W. L. Gore & Associates”
05/1998 - 06/1998 IPF:  contract  research:  Exfoliation  of  Montmorillonite-silicates  for  incorporation  into
polypropylene as diffusion barrier in composites 
07/1998 - 01/2001 Postdoc at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (now KIT), Inst. f. Material Research III, HGF-Strategic fonds „Development of wear resistant ceramic microparts by powder injection molding“
02/2001 - 10/2002 Scientist at „Center of Materials for Microtechnology“ at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (now KIT)
since 11/2002 Group  leader  for Material Science at  Institute for  Micro  Process  Engineering (IMVT)  at  KIT




• 1995, 1996 Promotion by Max-Buchner-grant


Other Activities


• 2001-2016 Lectureship at University of Pforzheim, at last basic lecture „Introduction to material science“


Research Interests

• Manufacturing  of microstructured  molding  tools, microfluidic  prototypes  and  micro  process  apparatuses
• Metallography
• Laser- and diffusion welding
• Materials diagnostics
• New materials
• Corrosion phenomena
• Manufacturing development
• Micro powder injection molding


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