LPA & EPO, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

LPA-ZIP is a group of researchers and developers of non-traditional actuators and the supporting power and control electronics at Saarland University’s Laboratory for Process Automation (LPA) and industrial development Centre for Innovative Production (ZIP).

The group has many years of experience in multi-lateral, national and international, publicly and industrially funded RTD projects including ECAMMA, MADAVIC, MESA, MESEMA and MAFFIX, providing solutions based on unconventional actuators involving coupled-field materials such as piezoelectric ceramics, magnetostrictives as well as electro- and magneto-rheological fluids. A high level of expertise exists in the development and production of actuators and power electronics.


  Team leader

     Chris May


  Main tasks LPA

     development of robotic hand actuation solutions based on smart materials and structures as well as matching driving electronics


Contact LPA
Mr. Christopher May
Laboratory of Process Automation (LPA)
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany


The European Project Office (EPO) was established in order to assist scientists in the area of research and project management at Saarland University. EPO is in charge of administrative, legal and financial aspects of the DEXMART project in close co-operation with the overall co-ordinator. The role of EPO will be the to assist the coordinator in administrative, financial, formal and organisational aspects, including conflict and intercultural management as well as the financial management.



  Team leader

     Corinna Hahn



     WP7 leader


  Main tasks EPO

     day-to-day management of the project
     administrative support to scientific coordinator
     coordination of dissemination and exploitation activities


Contact EPO
Ms. Corinna Hahn
European Project Office
Science Park 1, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 69
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Double strike in one day 16.12.2013

What an incredible coincidence: two Ex-DEXMARTians were awarded on the very same day!

Best scientific computer science PhD thesis of 2012 01.08.2013

Prize for Sven Schmidt-Rohr of Karlsruhe University, Germany