Professor, Fraunhofer IWS
Born in 1967, Dr. Christoph Leyens studied physical metallurgy and materials technology at RWTH Aachen, Germany, where he earned his diploma in 1993 and his Ph.D. in 1997. He is currently a full professor for materials science and engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology, Dresden. Dr. Leyens has covered a wide range of research topics with a focus on high temperature and light weight materials, surface technology and additive manufacturing. He has published more than 200 papers, seven books and holds eleven patents.