Resource and energy efficiency as well as the availability and a secure supply of raw materials are highly important with regard to the manufacture of products from primary or secondary resources. Therefore, innovation and problem-solving in this field require an appropriate interdisciplinary approach. Research in recycling starts at the source, in this case, with an anthropogenic resource called “waste”. Particularly scrap, notably non-ferrous metals, are of interest concerning economic and ecologic aspects.

The Department of Anthropogenic Material Cycles cooperates with numerous research institutions inside and outside of RWTH Aachen University in order to enhance the extend and quality of teaching, research and services. Read more below!