Welcome to WTM

Welcome to the Chair of Materials Science and Engineering for Metals (WTM) of the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Material development is closely linked to process engineering (casting, sintering, 3D printing, forming, joining …). More efficient materials make new demands on primary shaping and forming technologies, better-to-process materials master manufacturing challenges, innovative production technologies create great potential for further materials development.
The research at the Institute WTM is focused on new process technologies and the relations between process, microstructure and properties of metal-based materials.


The 4th International Conference for Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing will be held in Erlangen, Germany from 22 - 24 March 2023. The conference aims to discuss specific challenges and opportunities for additive manufacturing offered by the electron beam.

Prof. Dr. Carolin Körner, Chair of Materials Science and Engineering for Metals at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant, which is not only extraordinary funding, but also recognition of Erlangen and Nuremberg as an exceptional location for science and research. The EU has granted 3 million euros in funding to support research in additive manufacturing of high-performance components using high-energy electron beams.

We ask you to avoid personal contact as much as possible, please hold meetings by phone or ZOOM. Our scientists are encouraged to work from home whenever possible. Therefore accessibility by phone on the service number is only possible to a limited extent.

The Industrial Colloquium of the collaborative research center SFB/TR 103 was held from 6-7 March 2018 in Fürth, Germany. The colloquium brought together researchers of the SFB/TR 103 and industrial users to accomplish improvements in the field of Ni- and Co-base superalloys.