The demand for raw materials is constantly growing!

We do research on intelligent and innovative solutions to meet it!

Graphic representation of the growing demand for raw materials

The need for raw materials is increasing, from both primary and secondary sources, in Germany and worldwide. Our research efforts at the IAM focus on intelligent machines that help satisfy those needs in the future – sustainably as well as energy-efficiently!

“In this field of research, we are supported by young people who have decided to study mechanical engineering at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, and thus will secure themselves stable, yet also very exciting career prospects. Contact us anytime!”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Lieberwirth
Director of the Institute


Benjamin Hernandez during the measurement of the ore samples in the pilot plant
Benjamin Alexander Hernandez from Nicaragua, a degree student at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, completed his two-month stay at the Institute of Mineral Processing Machines at the end of August as part of the IAESTE program. … weiterlesen
DAAD scholarship holder Sarah Schulz
The 10-week long internship of Sarah Schulz has come to an end. The mechanical engineering student from the Ohio State University has been working on a variety of research topics at the Institute of Mineral Processing Machines. … weiterlesen
Prof. Holger Lieberwirth congratulates Sabine Schreiber on her doctorate degree
In her PhD thesis on the “Contribution to the quantitative rock characterization for the evaluation of rocks regarding their strengths”, Mrs. Schreiber has focused on the effects of various structural rock properties – such as their modal, structural and textural characteristics – on their strengths … weiterlesen
Scientists, project leader and contributors to the OptimOre project
On 25 April 2018, the final meeting of the EU project OptimOre took place in Manresa. In this research project, tantalum and tungsten extraction from tailings from various European deposits was investigated. … weiterlesen
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