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This cooperation of the RWTH Aachen University and the Max-Planck- Institute of Iron Research in Duesseldorf (MPIE) is financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The management board is set up with Prof. Wolfgang Bleck (Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy, RWTH Aachen University) as the speaker of the SFB and with Prof. Dierk Raabe (MPIE) as the deputy speaker.

Three major topics are treated in the 3rd research phase from 2015 to 2019:

  • Further development of methods for material- and process-development for metallic materials based on ab initio calculations.
  • Materialdesign of a new class of structural materials with extraordinary property-combinations of strength and formability.
  • Reduction of experimental efforts and knowledge base proceedures for material-development.

The project started on July 1st 2007 and was, in the first instance, financed for four years. Due to a good co-operation and promising research results, a second research period has been granted from July 1st 2011 for another four years until 2015. After another successful appraisal in the beginning of 2015 the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschafts grants another four years of research in the field of high manganese steels until June 30th 2019.

More information you can find on the websites of the SFB761