Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

Montanuniversität Leoben - Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing

The Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing is responsible for education of students in material science. In addition, it is one of the departments with the highest percentage of funded and contract R&D and operates research groups focusing on high-performance materials, materials testing and failure analysis, phase transformations, surface engineering and nanostructured materials.

Technologies and competences

Experimental methods of investigating phase equilibria and phase transformations by means of quenching and deformation dilatometry as well as differential scanning calorimetry. Phase characterisation studies using SEM, EBSD and TEM. Besides these well-established methods, complementary techniques are also used such as in-situ diffraction investigations with neutron and synchrotron X-ray radiation.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts      
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies      
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment      
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • intermetallic high-temperature materials for advanced aero-engines
  • development of light-weight titanium aluminides for turbine blades
  • microstructure property relationship of titanium aluminides
  • structural characterisation of multi-phase alloys

Montanuniversität Leoben - Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing

Franz-Josef Str. 18
8700 Leoben, Austria
+43 3842 402-4210


Svea Mayer

Economic data

Employees < 10
Turnover < 1 M€
Export quota aviation 0 %
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Last update: 2019-09-20