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
3DOxOxTurbine - Increase of energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of stationary gas turbines through the use of 3D braided oxide ceramic matrix compositesComposites BMWi20212024
AbschirmTec - Development of an automatically activated and high temperature combustion gas tight flame protection barrier based on high temperature resistant textilesTextile Engineering ZIM20202022
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
AntiFilMan-Made Fibre Technology AiF Projekt GmbH20202022
AutoNoM - Automated model building and analysis of the nonwoven-production using machine learningTextile Engineering BMBF20192022
BiGOFil - Increase of the efficiency of oil-separating gas filters by the experimental and simulative development of a novel filter medium made of bicomponent fibersMan-Made Fibre Technology AiF ZIM20202022
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
BioniCera - Development of composite implants based on metallic support elements and bionic ceramic guide structures for high-strength healing within the bone tissueMedical Textiles ZIM20212023
BioV²alve - Biohybrid venous valve implant for minimally invasive therapy of chronic venous insufficiencyMedical Textiles EFRE.NRW20192022
BlueBoard - Development of an innovative manufacturing process for the thermoplastic consolidation of sustainably designed sandwich structures with the realization of three-dimensional polygon cover layersComposites ZIM20202022
BOA - Development of a physical bionic process for the removal of oil contamination from water using superhydrophobic functional textilesMan-Made Fibre Technology German Federal Environmental Foundation20192022
CarboGerd - Fibre-friendly carbon fibre production and processing through innovative godet surface designMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20202022
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
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
ElasKosTex - Development of highly elastic, cost-effective bicomponent filament yarns for use in medical and apparel textiles PartnerMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20202022
ELowPro - Production of fabrics for ultra-low-profile stent graft systems by means of elastic weft insertionMedical Textiles AiF Projekt GmbH - ZIM20212022
E-SATstartComposites BMWi20202023
EXC-2023 Internet of ProductionProduct Development DFG20192025
FLOTANT - Innovative, low cost, low weight and safe floating wind technology optimized for deep water wind sitesComposites EU–H2020–LC–SC3–RES–11–201820192022
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
Hexa+ - Degradable, structurally optimised ligament replacement at the knee joint using a novel 3D hexagonal braiding technologyMedical Textiles ZIM20212023
HolzSchutzTex - Wood protection realised by functional textilesMan-Made Fibre Technology BMWi (ZIM)20202022
HyInnoNets - Capability of transmission networks for H2-operationComposites BMBF20212024
InnoGrip - Development of an innovative clamping solution for the tensile testing of impregnated and non-impreg-nated reinforcement fibre rovings used for light-weight constructionTextile Construction ZIM20202022
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
Membrane modules - Development of gas (vapor) separation hollow fibers based on green technology approach and new 3D woven design of membrane modulesMan-Made Fibre Technology DFG20192022
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
NearNetMAC - Design and development of nearnet- shape manufacturing process for light weight high strength aluminium composites by squeeze infiltrationComposites IGSTC 2+2 (DST India and BMBF Germany)20192022
NFK-Federbein - Lightweight suspension strut made of natural fibre-reinforced plastic (NFRC) for an aircraft up to 600 kg MTOComposites Projektträger Jülich20212022
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
PolyPFiber - Sustainable anti-microbial textiles functionalized with polyphosphateMan-Made Fibre Technology BioTexFuture, Seed Fund Project20212022
Project B02 - Investigation of new material and technology approaches for continuous inline forming and consolidation of textile reinforcementsTextile Construction DFG20202024
ProPSAStick - Development of a digitalised process chain for personal protective equipment using embroideryTextile Engineering BMBF20202022
QDotFiberSens - Development of a textile rapid system based on Quantum Dot functionalized yarns for explosive substances and drugs asa sensor glove for security forcesMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20202022
Qualifix - Reproducibility and quality assurance in the production of near-net-shape, precision-fit compression knitted fabrics on the heat-setting machineTextile Engineering ZIM20202022
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
StEnd - Method for the automated production of wire-based stent implants with atraumatic ends in the braiding processMedical Textiles BMWi: ZIM20202022
StimulateMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20202023
SustainPol - Development of a new type of polishing wheel on the basis of native textile fibres to enable a light gloss polish. Substitution of cotton by native textile fibres for mechanical surface treatment in the field of technical textilesTextile Engineering ZIM20202022
TapeCheckSim - Quality Inspection of Fiber-Reinforced Tapes and Simulation of Defective, Tape-Based CompositesComposites BMWi20212024
TexBone - Investigation of a structurally bionic, load-bearing bone graft substitute made from a fiber composite of bioglass fibers and collagenMedical Textiles Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung „Ideenwettbewerb Biologisierung der Technik20212022
TwistRunner - Development of a twist compensation module for in-line elimination of twists in reinforcement fiber rovingComposites ZIM20202022
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