Lehrstuhl für Materialkunde und Werkstoffprüfung » Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel von Hehl

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel von Hehl

Head of Chair


+49 271 740 5389


Universität Siegen
      Fakultät IV Department Maschinenbau
      Lehrstuhl für Materialkunde und Werkstoffprüfung
      Paul-Bonatz-Straße 9-11
      57076 Siegen

Curriculum vitae

Scientific degrees

2009 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.), with distinction Doctoral thesis: Thermomechanical treatment during ring rolling – models for rapid simulation of microstructure evolution


1997 Diploma, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Professional career since graduation

since 04/2021 University of Siegen, Institute of Materials Engineering, Professor (W3) and Head of the Chair of Materials Science and Testing
06/2019-07/2019 New York University – Tandon School of Engineering, Dept. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, USA, Visiting Professor (in 2020 web based)
11/2007-04/2021 Leibniz Institute for Materials-oriented Technologies, Head of the Department Lightweight Materials
01/2002-10/2007 ThyssenKrupp Rothe Erde GmbH, Head of the Department Materials Engineering, Product Development and Product Acceptance
10/2000-12/2001 Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, Deputy Head of Quality Department for Hot Rolled Products and Application Consulting Materials Engineering
07/1999-09/2000 Rothe Erde GmbH, Head of Department Materials Engineering
07/1998-06/1999 Rothe Erde GmbH, Engineer Department Materials Engineering
07/1997-06/1998 Krupp-Hoesch AG, Trainee


2011 Borchers Plaque of the RWTH Aachen University


DGM (German Society for Materials Science)
AWT (Society of Heat Treatment and Materials Technology)
VDI (The Association of German Engineers)
Steel Institute VDEh
MNaF Micro- and Nanoanalytics Facilities Center (University of Siegen)
DVS (German Welding Society)


since 2016 Member of the Conference Board of the “Hybrid – Conference on Hybrid Materials and Structures”, DGM
since 2014 Head of the working group “Multi-Material Design with Aluminum” in the technical committee “Aluminum”, DGM
since 2013 Member of the Conference Board and Program Committee, respectively, of “LightMAT – Conference on Light Alloys”, DGM
2013-2022 Deputy Head of the Technical Committee “Hybrid Materials and Structures”, DGM
2007-2021 Head of the “Light Metals” Working Group in Technical Committee 24 “Heat Treatment of Nonferrous Metals”, AWT

Fundamental application-oriented development of monolithic to hybrid materials and their characterisation:
High-strength monolithic structural materials for laser powder bed-based additive manufacturing
Locally structured materials
Hybrid and functionally integrated materials
Circular materials and resilient processing technologies
Digital representation of the process-microstructure-property relationships



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