The Institute for Metalforming is headed by Prof. Ulrich Prahl, who is a professor for forming technology. The former director of the institute, Prof. Rudolf Kawalla, supports the Institute of Metal Forming as Professor of forming technology.
Prof. Prahl was appointed professor for forming technology at the Institute for Metal Forming of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in 2017. Since 2019 he has been the director of the Institute of Metal Forming at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
Prof. Kawalla has been the director of the institute of the Institute of Metal Forming from 1999 up to 2019 and has held the professorship ever since. Since 2015 he has been a vice-rector for research at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.