Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    Abitur (A-levels), Kaiser Karls Gymnasium (grammar school), Aachen, Germany

  • 1990 – 1996
    Studied mathematics and physics at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in physics, RWTH Aachen University

  • 1999
    Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), Faculty of Mining, Metallurgy and Geosciences, RWTH Aachen University

  • 2005
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering, RWTH Aachen University; conferment of the venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in materials science and materials physics

Selected publications

  • Winning, M. et al.: Prediction of cold rolling textures of steels using an artificial neural network. In: Computational Materials Science 46, 2009. S. 800-804.

  • Winning, M.: In-situ observations of coupled grain boundary motion. In: Philosophical Magazine 87(32), 2007. S. 5017-5031.

  • Molodova, X. et al.: Thermal stability of ECAP processed pure Copper. In: Materials Science & Engineering A 460/461, 2007. S. 204-213.

  • Winning, M.: Korngrenzen auf Wanderschaft? Wege zum Design metallischer Werkstoffe. Mainz, 2007.

  • Winning, M., Schäfer, C.: Influencing recrystallization behavior by mechanical loads. In: Materials Science & Engineering A 419, 2006. S. 18-24.

  • Winning, M., Rollett, A.D.: Transition from low angle to high angle grain boundaries. In: Acta Materialia 53, 2005. S. 2901-2907.

  • Winning, M.: Influencing grain boundary properties by application of mechanical stress fields. Feature article. In: Physica Status Solidi (a) 201(13), 2004. S. 2867-2879.

  • Winning, M.: Motion of <100> Tilt Grain Boundaries. In: Acta Materialia, 51, 2003. S. 6465-6475.

Selected projects

  • Wi 1917/5-2 "Fast, physics-based algorithms for the in-process calculation of texture and anisotropy in thin-sheet production of steel" within the framework of the Priority Programme SPP 1204 "Fast algorithms for metal forming technology"

  • Wi 1917/6-1 Project within DFG Research Unit 544 "Mechanical properties and interfaces of ultra-fine-grained materials"

  • SFB 761 Collaborative Research Centre "Steel ab-initio: quantum mechanics guided design of new Fe based materials". Project leader, Project C5: "Defects and internal stress in Fe-Mn-C steels"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Society for Materials Research

  • Member of the German Physical Society

  • Member of the German Iron and Steel Institute

  • Member of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)

  • Member of the American Materials Research Society (MRS)

  • Member of the American Ceramic Society (ACER)

  • Member of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

  • Member of ASM International, the Materials Information Society

Additional qualifications

  • Expert consultant for the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Expert consultant for the International Copper Association and the Swiss National Science Foundation

  • Peer reviewer for numerous professional journals


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