Publicly Funded Research


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the public sponsors and their respective project management agencies for the financial funding of our research projects. This includes in particular the Federal Ministries BMBF and BMWi, AiF, EU, DFG, the NRW state and many other organizations and foundations.


The projects at ITA are mostly carried out in close cooperation with the industry. The majority of the projects are designed to be multidisciplinary. For this purpose, we cooperate with other faculties of RWTH Aachen University and with a number of research institutes at other universities and organisations.

Topic Research Area Funding Start End
1000-in-1 filament - Development of Island-in-the-Sea monofilaments for toothbrush bristles with increased cleaning performanceMan-Made Fibre Technology Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK) – Industrielle Gemeinschaftsförderung (Fördernummer 20778 N)20212023
3DOxOxTurbine - Increase of energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of stationary gas turbines through the use of 3D braided oxide ceramic matrix compositesComposites BMWi20212024
AlgaeTexMan-Made Fibre Technology Textile Engineering BMBF20202023
AnaMag - Development of an automatically produced, degradable anastomosis stent for visceral surgeryMedical Textiles BMBF20202023
AnReTex - Development of an analytical method for testing the purity of recycled textilesComposites BMWi20212023
AutoNoM - Automated model building and analysis of the nonwoven-production using machine learningTextile Engineering BMBF20192022
BioBase - Development of bio-based alternatives from already available resources for textile applications with competitive costs and properties.Man-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20202023
BioImplantMedical Textiles Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Networks (ITN), European Commission20192022
CarboReFab - Development of multiaxial non-crimp fabrics made from recycled carbon fibresComposites BMWi20202022
Chrysomallos - Development of high-performance insulators for aircraft cabins based on aerogel nonwovensMan-Made Fibre Technology Luftfahrtforschungsprogramms LuFo VI - 120202022
CleanWater - Modular lightweight wastewater treatment units made with TRC for rural and periurban dwellingTextile Construction BMBF20202022
CO2Tex - CO2-based Thermoplastics in Textile ApplicationsMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20212024
DegraTex - Development of Island-in-the-Sea monofilaments for toothbrush bristles with increased cleaning performanceComposites Innovationsräume Bioökonomie, eine Initiative des Bun-desministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)20212024
DurableHybridComposites Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie20212022
DynaFil - Development of a novel filter system for the removal of microbes from liquids on the basis of antibacterial filter fleecesMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20202024
ELowPro - Production of fabrics for ultra-low-profile stent graft systems by means of elastic weft insertionMedical Textiles AiF Projekt GmbH - ZIM20212023
E-SATstartComposites BMWi20202023
EXC-2023 Internet of ProductionProduct Development DFG20192025
Forschungskolleg Verbund.NRW - Verbund im Bauwesen - From resource efficiency to validated sustainabilityTextile Construction Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Lan-des Nordrhein-Westfalen20212024
HeavyPlace - Binder fixated heavy tow carbon fibre tapes for dry fibre placement processesComposites AiF - Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsver-einigungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V.20212023
HyInnoNets - Capability of transmission networks for H2-operationComposites BMBF20212024
IntegVessel - Development of Plastic Liners with Integrated Bosses for Composite Pressure Vessels by BlowmouldingComposites ZIM20202022
KIQS - AI based quality control system to classify draping defects Partner: MABRI.VISION GmbHAutomotive BMBF: KMU innovativ (DLR, Berlin)20212022
MicroCoat - Development of a machine concept for microwave drying in wet coating processes of textile processingComposites BMBF KMUi Produktionsforschung20202022
MimiCartMedical Textiles Regenerative medicine crossing borders (RegMedXB)20172022
MMCCast - Development of the sizing system and the textile semi-finished product for the production of fibre-reinforced aluminum compositesComposites ZIM20212024
Molotowcocktailschutz - Protective clothing material for emergency forcesTextile Engineering AiF20192022
NATUREPERFORMANCE - Modeling of the mechanical properties of components made of natural-fiberreinforced plastics (NFRP)Composites AiF/IGF20212022
PHAtex - Product-driven process development for substrate-flexible, tailor-made PHA polymer-based textilesMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20202023
Plasmahybrid - Development of a production plant for the manufacture of hybrid yarns on a single filament basis using plasma powder coatingMan-Made Fibre Technology AiF Projekt GmbH – Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)20202022
Plug&Sense - Functionalization of fiber composite pressure vessels for hydrogen storage using monofilament sensors and intelligent valve concept for damage detection and structural health assessmentAutomotive ZIM20212024
Project B02 - Investigation of new material and technology approaches for continuous inline forming and consolidation of textile reinforcementsTextile Construction DFG20202024
smartVessel - Integration of fibre-based sensors during the production of hydrogen tanks for intelligent condition monitoring, lifetime prediction and evaluationAutomotive Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie20202023
StimulateMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20202023
TapeCheckSim - Quality Inspection of Fiber-Reinforced Tapes and Simulation of Defective, Tape-Based CompositesComposites BMWi20212024
TRCel - Development and application of thermoplastic textile reinforcement for prefabricated TRC building elementsComposites Textile Engineering Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz20222024
WasteDrive (Modul 1) - Development of a fiber-reinforced electric scooter based on high-performance natural fibers from agricultural waste productsComposites Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions with SubSaharan Africa 2021-202420212025
WasteDrive (Modul 2) - Development of a fiber-reinforced electric scooter based on high-performance natural fibers from agricultural waste productsComposites Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions with SubSaharan Africa 2021-202420212024
YarnSelector - Development of an automatic yarn rejection unit to reduce fabric faults in the air-jet weaving processTextile Engineering AiF20202022
ZEIT - Shared experience and immersive participation through tactile enhancement of virtual reality in multiuser scenariosMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20212024