Welcome to FIT
At the Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies the University of Freiburg pools its core competencies in the fields of materials research, physics, chemistry, microsystems engineering, polymer sciences, biomimetics and medicine.
FIT-Building, Main entrance, © Olga Speck
Through cutting edge basic research on interactive materials (“Smart Materials”, “Self-X Materials”) and intelligent systems, a future-oriented research center has been established across disciplines, institutions and borders.
Inspired by the adaptability of biological models, these new materials and systems react to changes in their environment by modifying their properties accordingly. In addition, they can regulate themselves without external energy supply. That way, these smart and adaptive materials are able to constantly adapt their properties to changes in their surroundings and to human needs.
The FIT research is based on the research partnership of materials science, bio- sciences and microsystems engineering in Freiburg, aiming since 2006 at joint research and training in the challenging field of BioInspired Technologies and Systems (BITS).