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Sustainable researchCreating a world worth living in - through knowledge and technology

The state-of-the-art laboratories of THGA are used to create intelligent high-tech materials or ideas for sustainable extraction and processing of mineral resources and for Industry 4.0. And the university bears witness to its tradition: our Research Center of Post-Mining revises the know-how accumulated over decades and centuries to meet the challenges of a post-mining world today. The following pages provide an overview of our projects.

Department of Geo-Resources and Process Engineering

Our projects deal with the entire process of value creation, from exploring deposits through extraction methods protecting the environment to mastering the impact of post-mining.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

In our projects, we research the development of materials and their efficient use in production as well as recycling processes. In addition, we investigate upcycling and the conversation of objects; optimising production methods and processes, and introducing substantial improvements in automation.

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Energy efficiency, facility management, intelligent networks and robotics – these are all fields our department conducts research in.

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Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen

Department of Business Engineering

How do I make sure my idea can be launched on the market? What do I need to be successful with my product? How do I ensure long-term market presence? These are questions that will be explored by Business Engineering.

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael PrangeMechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

+49 (234) 968 3381/4043
G3 R102
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Dr. rer. nat. Tuba Güden-SilberResearch Manager / Transfer ManagementMechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

+49 (234) 968 3358
G3 R103