Address: Philipp-Müller-Straße 14, 23966 Wismar, Germany

Contact Person: Prof. Marion Wienecke

Telefon: +49 3841 7530

Fax: +49 3841 7537 383



About the University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design

Welcome to Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design! A long name which clearly outlines our concept: three modern disciplines under one roof – interdisciplinary and practice oriented. There are a number of good reasons why the University of Wismar often scores highly in national and regional rankings.
We are an entrepreneurial institute of higher education, not just in the organisation and design of optimal conditions for studying and working but also in terms of what we pass on to our graduates: the ability to develop innovative ideas and to implement them in sustainable fashion. This is what we call entrepreneurial spirit. For dynamism originates inside the head and is then transmitted to the surroundings. The University of Wismar works hand in hand with academic institutions and business partners in the region and around the globe. This provides scope for new topics, perspectives and cooperation projects.
The development of innovations requires an inspiring working climate and the appropriate degree of on-site support. Our students find both in the form of state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops on our online campus, one-on-one supervision and a certified, family-friendly infrastructure. There are only short distances to cover on campus, whether in Wismar or at the branches in Rostock-Warnemünde and Poel.

Institute of Surface and Thin Film Technology

The Institute of Surface and Thin Film Technology (IfOD – Institut für Oberflächen und Dünnschichttechnik) at the Wismar University of Technology, Business and Design (University of Applied Science) was founded in 1999 and aspires to become a centre of excellence for the regional small and medium-sized enterprises and industries in this specialised field of material engineering. It consists of teachers of Wismar University, scientific staff and technical employees which work together in a field of Surface Coating Technology, in a special field of material research and technology. This science team will be completed by third payed scientifical and technical staff.
IfOD at the Wismar University was founded in 1999 by members of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. In this institute the experiences of the fields thin film technology, thermal spraying and polymer technology are brought together and the methods of metallography, mechanical and physical material testing and the electronic-optical analysing are centralisised for characterising materials and will be used in a high scientifical level. The main emphasis of the work in the IfOD is put on development and characterising of new, functional materials and material combination although technologies to produce them. A great aspect of the strategic management of the work is to develop new materials for the chemical sensoric. Therefore the IfOD gets help from regional enterprises. This cooperation wants to develop innovative products.


  • Thin film technology and electron optical analytics
  • Thermal sprayed ceramic surface coatings
  • Polymer technology
  • Service offerings

Equipment technology

  • Laboratory thin film technology
  • Laboratory thermal spraying
  • Polymer technology

Equipment analytics

  • Electrical measurement technology
  • Polymer technology
  • Laboratory electron microscopy
  • Laboratory metallography
  • Surface measurement technology
  • Mechanical material tests

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