The Materials Open Laboratory, short Mat-O-Lab, is a Joint Venture of Fraunhofer Group Materials and The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM). Our shared Vision is to describe material science in human and machine-readable formats, proving its use from laboratory to product.


Mat-O-Lab stands for the digitization of materials, parts, and components along their entire life cycle. For that purpose, concrete practical and applicable solutions for pilot cases centered around specific materials are developed and provided for public use. Key results (datasets, ontologies, tools for data structuring and data analysis) from parallel research projects are consolidated and constantly improved. Mat-O-Lab also stands for a new, open, and agile collaboration between the institutes of the Fraunhofer Group Materials and Components (MATERIALS), the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), and interested partners from industry and academia.


Dr.-Ing. Christoph Völker & Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hanke | Lab Managers
Dr. phil. nat. Ursula Eul & Dr. rer. nat. Jens Rie­del | Members of the Executive Board


Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Hansastrasse 27c, 80686 München, Germany
Phone +49 89 1205-0
Fax +49 89 1205-7531
Email: info(at)zv.fraunhofer.de
Website: www.fraunhofer.de

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin, Germany
Postal Address: 12200 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 8104-0
Fax: +49 30 8104-7-2222
Email: info(at)bam.de
Website: www.bam.de

Responsible Editors


Thomas Hanke
Project Lead Mat-O-Lab
Email: contact@matolab.org


Referat Kommunikation/Marketing
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 8104-1013
Email: presse(at)bam.de

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Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: DE 129515865
BAM: DE 136630222

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BAM is a scientific and technical Federal Upper Authority in the division of the Federal Ministry for Economy and Climate Protection.

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Federal Ministry for Economy and Climate Protection
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Postal Address: 11019 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2014-9
Fax: +49 30 2014-1070
Website: www.bmwk.de

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