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Prof. Dr. Peter Mayr


Materials Engineering of Additive Manufacturing

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Mayr´s (*1976) research focusses on the development of process-structure-property relationships in the production and processing of metallic structures, especially in additive manufacturing. For his research, he uses advanced experimental as well as computer simulation methods.

Prof. Mayr studied Mechanical Engineering at Graz University of Technology (TUG) and was awarded his Doctorate of Technical Sciences with distinction in 2007. He then worked as a research assistant and group leader materials development at the Institute of Materials Science and Welding of TUG. Supported by a fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Max Kade Foundation he spent a year as a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of MIT. In 2011, he became Full Professor of Welding Engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology and from 2016 to 2019 he also acted as Vice Dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Since September 2019, Prof. Mayr is Full Professor and Chair of Materials Engineering of Additive Manufacturing of TUM.


    • Professor Koichi Masubuchi Award, American Welding Society (2013)
    • Congress Award Graz (2008)
    • Max Kade Fellowship, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Max Kade Foundation, NY (2008)
    • Henry Granjon Prize, International Institute of Welding – IIW (2008)
    • Dr. Wolfgang Houska Prize, B&C Privatstiftung (2007)

    Key Publications

    Rodriguez J, Hoefer K, Haelsig A, Mayr P: “Functionally Graded SS 316L to Ni-Based Structures Produced by 3D Plasma Metal Deposition”. Metals. 2019; 9: 620.


    Hoefer K, Nitsche A, Haelsig A, Mayr P: “Manufacturing of Titanium Components with 3DPMD”. Metals. 2019; 9: 562.


    Mayr P, Schlacher C, Siefert JA, Parker JD: “Microstructural Features, Mechanical Properties and High Temperature Failures of Ferritic to Ferritic Dissimilar Welds”. International Materials Reviews. 2018; 64 (1): 1-26.


    Gibbs JW, Schlacher C, Mayr P, Mendez PF, Kamyabi-Gol A: “Cooling Curve Analysis as an Alternative to Dilatometry in Continuous Cooling Transformations”. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2015; 46 (1): 148-155.


    Haelsig A, Kusch M, Mayr P: “New findings on the efficiency of gas shielded arc welding”. Welding in the World, 2012; 56 (11/12): 98-104.