Welcome to IME Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling, RWTH Aachen University


The activity of the Institute IME Process Metallurgically and Metal Recycling (Professor Dr.-Ing Dr. h.c. Bernd Friedrich)  consists of applied research and education/teaching in the fields of extractive metallurgy (pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy), metal refining and electrolysis, as well as recycling of metals and residues. IME-RWTH is also a leading institute in field of process design and optimization in terms of resources efficiencies with special focus on critical waste streams aiming to support the sustainability on Circular Economy. We are involved in production technologies of complex alloys under vacuum up to demo-scale and powder synthesis in nano-scale.

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