RWTH Aachen University

With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen University is among the leading European scientific and research institutions with a worldwide unique position in engineering fields. Education at RWTH Aachen University combines basic research and applied science. The work of specialized research centres is closely oriented towards the current needs of industry. RWTH Aachen University contributes technical know-how from minerals to materials under the view of process design, automation and environmental protection. With its selected core competencies of institutions along the value chain of metals raw materials more than 20 professorships combined in the Aachen Know-How Centre Resource Technology (AKR e. V.) offer expert knowledge and various experimental platforms on the raw materials industry.

RWTH Aachen University

⇒ Represented by Institute of Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling (IME)

The activity of IME Department of Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany essentially consists of applied research and education/teaching in the fields of general pyro-, vacuum-, electric arc- and hydro-metallurgy, metal refining and electrolysis. We are developing production technologies of complex alloys, scrap recycling, residue minimisation and waste processing. Our newest field of work is the synthesis of nano- and sub-micron powders.