Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Eric Jägle

has held the Professorship of Materials for Additive Manufacturing at the Institute of Materials Science at the Department of Aerospace Engineering since January 2020.

Prof. Jägle studied materials science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, receiving a Dipl.-Ing. degree with distinction in 2006. In 2006/07 he spent a year at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he obtained an M.Phil.-degree in Materials Modelling. Mr. Jägle then returned to Stuttgart where he completed his doctorate at the Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung (MPI for Metals Research) under the supervision of Prof. E. J. Mittemeijer. His work focused on the mesoscopic simulation of the development of microstructures during phase transformations, in particular during recrystallization.

After receiving his Ph.D. with distinction in 2011, Prof. Jägle moved to the Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung (MPI for Iron Research) in Düsseldorf, Germany. There he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the department of Prof. D. Raabe on the analysis of various metallurgical phenomena using atom probe tomography. In 2015 Eric Jägle became head of a newly formed group working on alloys for additive manufacturing (AM) at the same institute.

At the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Prof. Jägle will continue his work on materials for additive manufacturing. His main research interest lies in both basic and applied research projects to improve and to develop new materials for and by additive manufacturing. These include particle-reinforced alloys (MMCs), in-process strengthening reactions (e.g. in maraging steels), innovative hot cracking resistant Al-and Ni-based alloys, but also advanced AM-processes such as laser beam melting with in-process metal-gas reactions.

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