The research work of the Polymeric Materials chair is mainly connected with the development of new thermostable thermosets. The investigations are fixed on structure-property relationships, derived from demands of users. Mainly opposed properties have to be balanced, e.g. high glass transition and toughness. Beside investigations of unreinforced resins, reinforced polymeric materials are under investigation. Last but not least, renewable raw materials are included. The applications are focused on composites for lightweight structures and combinations of polymeric and metallic materials.