Dr. Christian Leinenbach - Personal Page


CL is Head of the Alloy Design for Advanced Processing Technologies (ADAPT) group in the Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing. He studied Materials Science and Engineering in Saarbrücken, Germany, and Luleå, Sweden (M.Sc. 2000), and obtained his PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 2004. He was adjunct lecturer for high performance materials at the University of Kaisers-lautern from 2005 until 2014 and has been a regular lecturer in continuous education courses and PhD Schools since 2005.
CL’s R&D work has been focusing on the simulation-assisted development/optimization and micro-structure design of structural alloys and metal-matrix composites, mainly for beam-based additive manufacturing and joining processes, as well as on the experimental characterization of the influence of advanced processing technologies on the microstructure and (thermo-)mechanical properties of structural alloys. His work has received several distinctions at international conferences (e.g. CALPHAD Award 2012 and 2015, Best Paper Award of the Alloy Phase Diagram International Commission (APDIC) 2013, Best Paper Award at the Solid Free Form Fabrication Symposium (SFF) 2014). Other awards in-clude the Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award 2005 of the University of Kaiserslautern for his Ph.D. dissertation and the Empa Innovation Award 2014 for the development of novel Fe-based shape memory alloys for civil engineering applications. He is member of the directory board of the Swiss As-sociation for Materials Science and Technology (SVMT, since 2012) and member of the Expert Group “Additive Manufacturing” of the Swiss Academy for Technical Sciences (SATW, since 2016). He is the author/co-author of more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and holds 3 patents (Nov. 2016).


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