The origins of the Institute of Applied Mechanics (MIB) reach back to Otto Mohr and the 19th century. Since the year 1970, the institute has existed roughly in its present organizational form with several chairs respectively working groups. It is characterized in particular by its size (as one of the larger institutes dealing with mechanics in Germany) with nevertheless very broad thematic orientation. From a global point of view, the institute's research builds a bridge from physical experiments via modeling on the micro- or mesoscale, subsequent homogenization to multiscale-based modeling, functional and 'intelligent' materials and their modeling to data-integrated or data-driven simulations (which incidentally close the loop). Further information about the institute in general are accessible by clicking the below link-box.