Andreas Bührig-Polaczek

Lehrstuhl für Gießereiwesen und Gießerei-Institut


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The interdisciplinary network StrucMat, Structural Materials, of the group Material­wissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik, MuW, of the RWTH Aachen University aims the cooperative expansion and further development of the field structural materials.

For this purpose all institutions and groups which are working in the field of structural materials should be included across faculty borders and bridges to non-university partners at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, FZJ, at the German Aerospace Center, DLR, at the Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, MPI, and at the DECHEMA should be strengthened. This also includes the expansion of teaching professorships as adequate strategic measure for improved cooperation.

The network is an excellent and powerful basis to promote joint strategic research projects, joint research in project houses, the development of the section JARA-Materials, the development of a Campus Cluster on the subject Materials or the integration of new Fraunhofer- or Helmholtz institutions.


Areas of Application

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobility


  • Simulation (ICME)
  • High temperature materials
  • Hybrid materials
  • Materials characterisation
  • Material development
  • 3D/4D analytics