Seminar for Master and PhD Students

Due to the current situation regarding the corona virus, the Aachen Foundry Institute and AGIFA decided to postpone the colloquium “The virtual foundry – status and future developments” by one year.

The new date is on March 18th and 19th, 2021.

On our website we will keep you informed of any updates about the postponed event and the handling of registrations already made.

“The Aachen Foundry Institute and the Aachen Foundry Family e.V. (AGIFA) cordially invite you to the 12th Graduate Seminar of Foundry Technology on 18th March 2020.”

The event, which takes place annually in the run-up to the Aachen Foundry Colloquium, aims to promote the exchange of research content between research institutions and young academics in the foundry industry. Under this premise, the participants of the seminar will present and discuss the contents of their doctoral or master/bachelor theses in the form of 20-minute lectures.

The participants are also asked to transfer the presented contents on a poster and to present them in a poster session within the framework of the foundry colloquium.

The associated evening meeting in the city center of Aachen, the so-called Aachener Fachgespräche in the former residence of the institute founder Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Eugen Piwowarsky, a company tour at Magma Gießereitechnologie GmbH and the subsequent Aachen Foundry Colloquium 2020 will provide an appropriate setting for the event.

In order to be able to make room bookings early enough, we kindly ask you to register early by sending an E-Mail to the Aachen Foundry Family (, stating your name, research center/company, title of the lecture, type of thesis presented (doctoral/master’s/diploma or bachelor’s thesis).

Also this year the costs will be carried by Magma Gießereitechnologie GmbH and Otto Junker GmbH, for which we would like to express our sincere gratitude.

We are looking forward to your registrations!

Your contact person regarding content

Prof. Dr. Ing. Andreas Bührig-Polaczek
Lehrstuhl für Gießereiwesen und Gießerei-Institut
Intzestraße 5 I D-52072 Aachen
Tel.: +49 (0)241 / 80-95880
Fax.: +49 (0)241 80-92276

Your contact person regarding organizational matters

Julia Backhaus
RWTH International Academy
Campus-Boulevard 30 | D-52074 Aachen
Tel.: +49 (0)241 80-97861
Fax: +49 (0)241 80-92525