Cooperations within the RWTH


Material Science & Engineering – MatSE

The materials science research activities at RWTH Aachen are characterized by a holistic approach: we focus on the comprehensive investigation of the design, processing, performance and application of materials. Our activities cover all materials groups including metals, plastics, ceramics and glass, including industrial-scale structural materials, e.g. for civil engineering purposes, as well as small-scale functional materials, e.g. for new electronic devices.



AixViPMaP - The Aachen Virtual Platform for Materials Processing

The AixViPMaP, Aachen (Aix) Virtual Platform for Materials Processing is a web-based platform, which will enable to link both material models and application oriented simulation chains based on a common standard, allowing effectively simulating, developing, optimizing and controlling process chains at different length scales and for a variety of materials.



Aec e.V. Aluminium Engineering Center Aachen

The aec is presumably the world’s biggest institution of higher education for aluminum based research and teachings. The aec is a competent research- and development partner in industrial and application-oriented research. A Pool of over 250 highly qualified material engineers, as well as superior equipment and infrastructure ensures our standing at the top. By using modern computer based technology for simulation and virtual reality new ways of lightweight design and construction become possible.



AKR e.V. - Aachen Know-How Centre Resource Technology

A significant focus for the production of materials from natural or anthropogenic resources lies on resource and energy efficiency as well as on resource availability. To develop interdisciplinary solution approaches to these complex challenges, the noncommercial network “Aachen Know-How Centre Resource Technology – AKR” was founded. It acts as a coordinated contact point for the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH). AKR brings together over 20 professors of the RWTH Aachen University, who contribute technical knowledge as well as know-how from the areas of resource legislation to resource economics. The Aachen Know-How Centre has access to approx. 320 scientific assistants and 160 technical and administrative staff making it the world’s largest of its kind.

ARK e.V. Homepage

ARK e.V. RWTH-Seite