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Mathias Woydt

Head of division “tribology & wear protection” at Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing



Dr. Mathias Woydt is head of division 6.3 “Tribology & Wear Protection”, with more than 32 years of experience in R&D of ceramics, ceramic composites, thin film coatings and thermally sprayed coatings, abrasive wear as well as lubricant formu¬lations, environmentally acceptable lubricants and in tribo-testing including their dissemination into industrial applications, more than 270 publications and 51 priority patents filed.

He is chairman of the SRV test methods DIN 51834, parts 1-4, nine ASTM test methods and ISO19291. He has partici-pated in twelve European R&D projects, 6 projects from the German Ministry of Research and Education, three projects of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and in 17 projects from the German Science Foundation. He is vice-president of the German Society for Tribology.

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a senior scientific and technical Federal institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It tests, researches and advises to protect people, the environment and material goods.

Safety creates markets. BAM sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry for Germany and for its global markets, to further develop the successful “Made in Germany” culture of quality. BAM fulfils this role through its dedicated employees.