MONTANUNIVERSITÄT LEOBEN

MONTANUNIVERSITÄT LEOBEN

Department Mineral Resources Engineering

The entire (material) culture of human beings is based on raw materials and the processing of these into products. People‘s hunger for raw materials continues to grow, with estimates indicating that consumption will at least double over the next 30 years. The implications of this growing consumption of materials are huge, especially in an ecological sense, making it all the more important to handle raw materials carefully and to increase energy and resource efficiency. The development of new technologies used here requires many new materials. Leoben‘s material scientists develop new kinds of materials which can withstand extremely heavy use and, for example, coatings which extend the lifespan of aeroplane parts.

The ongoing success of these synthetic materials is ensured by their many advantages – they are light, versatile and in the future will also be biogenic. Mechanical engineering at the Montanuniversität is focused on optimising the use of these different materials. All processes along the value added cycle are connected to the use of energy and transport; lecturers and students of Industrial Energy Technology and Industrial Logistics research the optimisation of these. Industrial Environmental Protection focuses on minimising the impact of side effects on the environment during production. The residual waste which accrues over the course of production and at the end of service lives was always taken to landfill in the past. Industry and society is now rethinking this, however: What used to be considered waste can now be regarded as a secondary raw material and can flow back into the product cycle.

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MONTANUNIVERSITÄT LEOBEN
Department Mineral Resources Engineering
Chair of Mining Engineering & Mineral Economics
Franz Josef-Straße 18, A-8700 Leoben

Dr. mont. h.c. Dr. tekn. Finn OUCHTERLONY

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Nikolaus A. SIFFERLINGER

E: Nikolaus-August.Sifferlinger@unileoben.ac.at
Ph: +43 3842 402 – 2097, M: +436642267940

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Chair of Applied Geophysics

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MONTANUNIVERSITÄT LEOBEN
Chair of Applied Geophysics
Peter-Tunner-Str. 25, A-8700 Leoben

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Geophys. Dr.rer.nat. Florian Bleibinhaus
E: geophysik@unileoben.ac.at
Ph: +43 3842 402 2601