Faculty of Engineering

    Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western


    Western University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Pfinztal, Germany have launched a long-term research collaboration on composite technologies for weight reduction.  This joint venture - the Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western - represents the first comprehensive initiative between a Canadian university and an institute of Fraunhofer.

    To develop materials with specific desirable properties, particularly those that are lightweight or have low life-cycle impact for manufacturers in automotive, transportation, construction, defense and renewable energy sectors.


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