BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

Contact person

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin, Germany
Dr. Jürgen Lexow, juergen.lexow(at)


BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung is a senior scientific and technical Federal Institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). Our mission is Safety in Technology and Chemistry. In pursuing our mission, we ensure ongoing safety in technology and chemistry through research and development (60%), testing, analysis, approval and certification (15%), and consultation, information and advice (25%). The five key areas of activity are 1) Analytical chemistry, 2) Safe handling of dangerous materials and dangerous goods, 3) Safe and environmentally compatible use of materials, 4) Safe operation of technical systems and processes, and 5) Damage mechanisms and damage analysis. BAM handles a broad spectrum of assignments in a modern infrastructure.





Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies





Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations














Main Products / Services

We conduct research, test and consult in the fields of technology and chemistry, assessing and limiting risk leading to scientifically based regulations and standards.

Key Projects
(running or just finished)





Why we joined EU-VRi?

BAM is a globally renowned institution for research in the field of safety in technology and chemistry. We collaborate with partners in Europe and beyond with the aim improve safety and safety regulation on an equally high level. Particular attention is attributed to emerging technologies and new materials.

Collaboration in EU-VRi is devoted to jointly approach common challenges and accomplish impact.