Organisation profile

TU Wien (Vienna Technical University) was founded in 1815 as the "Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute"; it currently has about 17,600 students, 8 faculties and about 4.500 staff members. The university's teaching and research is focused on engineering and the natural sciences. The Vienna University of Technology is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. TU Wien operates an innovative Institute for Chemical Technologies and Analytics, supported by the X-Ray Center (Röntgenzentrum) that is active in the field of powder metallurgy since 50 years. The main activities of the institute’s working group “Powder Metallurgy” are in the field of ferrous metal parts, Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) of light alloys and here the sintering process is the main focus.


The core activities of TU WIEN are

The thematic focus of the Division Chemical Technologies can be summarized by the keyword "Powdermetallurgy", covering the preparation and characterization of specialty materials from micro-, and nanostructured metallic and ceramic powders and fibres - sinter steel for precision parts, refractory metals for lighting technology, hard metals for the metal-working, and stone machining, high performance ceramics, as well as metal matrix composites (MMCs). The division is especially proud on its expertise in hard metals/cemented carbides and powdermetallurgy. Other topics concern the preparation of coatings, especially from diamond and hard coatings on tools.

Role and contribution to REProMag

  • Material characterization by X-ray diffraction
  • Processing development of sintering step by thermal analysis (dilatometry in various atmospheres
  • Powder characterization by X-ray diffraction
  • Analysis of interstitial contents of powders and sintered


Dr. Christian Gierl-Mayer
Assistant Professor
Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics
Tel: +43 1 58801 16129