On October 1st, 2009 the Institute of Constructional Lightweight Design at the Johannes Kepler University Linz was established with the appointment Prof. Martin Schagerl as head of the institute.
The institute is assigned to the Department of Mechatronics.
The working area of the institute is dedicated to the development of lightweight concepts and components for industrial applications. For both, academic teaching and research the institute pursues a holistic approach in the scientific field of lightweight design. Based on the classical fields of engineering design and structural analysis special attention is given to materials, joining technologies, manufacturing processes and integration of mechatronic systems.