Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Manfred Christian Wirsum
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2018 to 31.12.2021
EU contribution:
5.485.000 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 760941.  


Large Riblet Surface with Super Hardnesss, Mechanical and Temperature Resistance by Nano Functionalization


“ReSiSTant” targets the optimization of two industrial pilot lines by using micro- and nanostructured surfaces for drag reduction. The objectives are to implement new developed surfaces into 1) Aircraft Turbofan Engines and 2) Industrial Compressors. Positive effects by usage of such surface could give benefits in terms of efficiency, CO2 reduction and noise emission and further on a positive economic and ecological impact.


  • bionic surface technologies GmbH, Austria (Coordinator)
  • RINA Consulting S.p.A., Italy
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Fundación PRODINTEC, Spain
  • General Electric Deutschland Holding GmbH, Germany
  • Lufthansa Technik Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG, Switzerland
  • Nanto Cleantech IS, Israel
  • Technische Universität Graz, Austria