Member Profile

Member: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)


BAM President: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne

Primary Location: Berlin, Germany

Number of Employees at BAM:

Total: 1660   Permanent: 1060

BAM Mission: We ensure safety in technology and chemistry.

The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing integrates research, assessment and consultation in technology and chemistry under one umbrella. Technological change is a guarantee for our society’s prosperity. New technologies are the basis for the successful development of Germany as a business location and for value creation in global markets. Sustainable safety of new technologies creates trust in change and secures our future. At the cutting-edge of key technologies of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry, we make a crucial contribution to the technical safety of products, processes and to people’s life and work environment. For this purpose we carry out research and tests and provide advice based on our expertise and years of experience at the interfaces of science, technology, industry and politics.


WMRIF Representative:

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne


Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

Berlin, Germany


High-Priority Materials R&D Topics: Reliable Additive Manufacturing, Safe energy transition (“Energiewende”, Material Development 4.0, Sustainable Infrastructure, Laboratory automation, and Recyclability by design.

Products and Services:

BAM, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for safety in technology and chemistry, offers business and research a unique range of measurement and process techniques in an interdisciplinary context. By working with the economically independent centre of excellence BAM, businesses can realistically and plausibly assess the safety of their products. Reliable and high-quality certificates, assessments, endorsements, documentation of testing and research confirm the conformity of products or machinery with the high standards of German quality culture. As a federal research institution, BAM is also a reliable partner for research projects relating to safety in engineering and chemical handling.

The services offered by BAM include; Reviews and Assessments, Licensing and Certification, Research and Development, Reference Materials and Round Robin Tests, and  Information Services.

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