The OHM-CMP is the research institution of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, in which 11 professors from 4 faculties have joined forces to conduct applied research and development in the field of materials, processes and products along the value chain from the development of new materials to new components and systems.
The OHM-CMP sees itself as a research partner and service provider for applied research and development in the fields of chemistry, new materials and product or process development in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. The support of the economy in the development of new products and processes is intended to further strengthen the region and make it more liveable.
The OHM-CMP's goal is that the work should lead to sustainable development in the sense of improving living conditions, protecting the environment and saving energy and resources. Supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in the region and beyond is of particular importance to the OHM-CMP. The institute also works on an international level, in Europe and beyond.
The OHM-CMP is aware that sustainable economic development of the region is particularly important, and that this can be achieved above all through the further development and establishment of new technologies. With this in mind, the institute, as part of the University of Applied Sciences, feels it has a duty to combine applied research and development with teaching in order to be able to provide the economy with graduates who are well versed in the latest technologies.
Product development from planning, materials and production to the end of life of a component
The Technische Hochschule Nürnberg has a long tradition in applied research and development, especially in the fields of chemistry, materials and product development.
New technologies and manufacturing processes and increased demands for sustainability in manufacturing and in the "end-of-life" of products are resulting in new challenges for R&D.
In order to be able to adequately address the new topics in product development and materials research in all its facets, from synthesis to recycling, the Competence Centre 3D Visualisation Centre, the Competence Centre Analytics, Nano and Materials Technology (KAM) and the Competence Centre for Environmental Technology - Environmental Institute (UI) are merging to form the new Institute for Chemistry, Materials and Product Development (OHM-CMP). This makes it possible to research all aspects of a product life cycle, from the cradle to the grave, so to speak, at one institute.
This is done primarily under the aspects of new manufacturing technologies, such as generative manufacturing or modern joining processes, as well as with regard to sustainability in the product cycle, e.g. recycling-friendly material design or the use of safe raw materials.