Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Lottermoser

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Having emerged from the two institutes BBK I and BBK III in 2015, the Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering (MRE) looks back at a long tradition in mining education and mineral resources research in Aachen.

Today, our team comprises senior and junior research fellows from different fields who are supported by technical and administrative staff and a dynamic group of student workers.

Our two locations at Wuellnerstrasse and Lochnerstrasse are situated in the heart of Aachen. Here we conduct hands-on research in close collaboration with the industrial sector as well as with international research institutions.

The organization of international conferences and regular research publications, as well as our commitment towards the education of future mineral resources engineers are our dedicated contributions towards a future sustainable mining.


Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering


Wüllnerstrasse 2

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Phone: +49 241 80 97976
Fax: +49 241 80 92272

  • System
    • System Analysis
      • Technical
      • Economical
      • Ecological
      • Social Science
    • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Innovation and Exnovation in the Transformation of Structures
    • Well to Wheel
    • Acceptance of Critical Infrastructure
    • Technology - based system analysis
  • Resources
    • Renewable Energy
      • Wind
      • Solar
      • Geothermics
      • Biomass
      • Water
    • Materials
      • Water
      • Inorganic Substances
      • CO2
      • Recyling of Polymers
      • Biomass
  • Infrastructure
    • Storage
      • Battery
      • Chemical Storage
      • Thermal Storage
      • Overarching topics
    • Grids & Networks
      • Integration
      • Flexibilization
      • Security
  • Conversion
    • Supply
      • Non-Fossil Carbon Sources
      • Fuel Cells
      • Electrolysis
      • Power Plant Technologies
      • Photochemical, Solarthermal & Electrochemical Processes
      • Energy to Chemicals
    • Consumption
      • Residental Buildings
      • Industry
      • Transport & Agriculture

Profile Area ECPE

The provision of sustainable energy and materials is clearly one of the major global challenges which were identified in the future strategy of RWTH Aachen University. The profile area Energy, Chemical & Process Engineering (ECPE) addresses the two most important pathways to achieve this goal: Improvements in energy and material efficiency and the transition to renewable sources.

More information on the profile area's key topics can be found here.

RWTH Aachen Profile Areas

RWTH Aachen University is convinced that in order to solve today's complex and multi-faceted problems, universities have to develop appropriate, integrated approaches. The Profile Areas are designed to address interdisciplinary topics and thus to enhance the University’s capability to engage in significant research activities and take on large-scale projects.


Are you interested in the Profile Area ECPE? Do you have suggestions? Feel free to contact the Profile Area coordinator Stefan Sterlepper: