Eric Aime Jägle


Eric Aime Jägle


Additive ManufacturingMicrostructure Physics and Alloy Design


Dr. Jägle studied materials science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, receiving a Dipl.-Ing. degree in 2006.
In 2006/2007 he spent on year at the University of Cambridge, UK. In the M.Phil. course in Materials Modelling, he worked with H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia on simulating the origin of banding in hot-rolled steel.
Afterwards, he returned to Stuttgart for his Ph.D. at the Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung (MPI for Metals Research) under the supervision of Prof. E. J. Mittemeijer. His work focused on the mesoscopic simulation of microstructure development during phase transformations, in particular during recrystallization.
After receiving his Ph.D. in 2011, he moved to the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPI for Iron Research) in Düsseldorf, Germany. There, he worked as post-doctoral researcher in the department of Prof. D. Raabe on Atom Probe Tomography analysis of electrical steels, precipitation transformations and mechanical alloying.
In 2015 he became leader of a newly-formed group in the same department working on alloys for Additive Manufacturing. The group focuses on various aspects of alloys used in AM such as particle reinforcement, in-process strengthening reactions, hot cracking behaviour, residual stress and in-process metal-gas reactions. The investigated materials include steels, Ni- and Al- based alloys and composites.
In 2020 he became Professor at University of the Bundeswehr Munich.


My main motivation to join WRHI is to experience the international collaboration with researchers at a world-leading research university. Seeing how science is done around the world is a great inspiration for my work and fosters personal development.


  • Establishment of research group “Alloys for Additive Manufacturing” in Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH with financial supports by third-party funding.

  • Effect of Nitrogen as process atmosphere in the Laser Additive Manufacturing of Stainless Steel

    Project summary: We build stainless steel specimens by Selective Laser Melting under different process atmospheres, Ar and N2. We investigate how much nitrogen enters the material, depending on the process parameters such as laser power and scan speed, and what effect it has on the microstructure, the mechanical properties and the corrosion resistance of the steel.
    Periods: 03/2018-02/2021
    Members: Dr. E. A. Jägle, Prof. N. Nakada, Prof. E. Tada

    Additive ManufacturingSelective Laser MeltingNitridingMechanical PropertiesCorrosion Resistance


Professor, Institute of Materials Science, University of the Bundeswehr Munich

2018 -

Specially Appointed Associate Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology,Tokyo Institute of Technology

2015 -

Leader of the project group, MPIE


Post-doctoral researcher, MPIE


Research assistant, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH(MPIE)


2015 Participation in the Workshop for Early Career Investigators (“Nachwuchsakademie”) of the German Research Community (DFG) on Materials Science and Technology.


Rolf-Sammet-Award of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Stuttgart.
Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and scholarship of the Dr. Jürgen Ulderup-foundation for studies in the UK (University of Cambridge).


BASF-AG-Award of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Stuttgart.


Comparison of maraging steel micro- and nanostructure produced conventionally and by Laser Additive Manufacturing, E. A. Jägle, Z. Sheng, P. Kürnsteiner, S. Ocylok, A. Weisheit, and D. Raabe, Materials (MDPI) 10(2017), 8.


Precipitation Reactions in Age-Hardenable Alloys During Laser Additive Manufacturing, E. A. Jägle, Z. Sheng, L. Lu, L. Wu, J. Risse, A. Weisheit, D. Raabe, JOM 68(2016), 943.
Formation Mechanisms of Alloying Element Nitrides in Recrystallized and Deformed Ferritic Fe-Cr-Al Alloy, M. Akhlaghi, S. R. Meka, E. A. Jägle, S. J. B. Kurz, E. Bischoff, and E. J. Mittemeijer, Metall. Mater. Trans. A47 (2016), 4578.


The kinetics of and the microstructure induced by the recrystallisation of copper, E. A. Jägle, E. J. Mittemeijer, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 43A(2012), 1117.


The kinetics of grain-boundary nucleated phase transformations: Simulation and modelling, E. A. Jägle, E. J. Mittemeijer, Acta Materialia, 59(2011), 5775.