HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Dr. Dietmar Letzig

Head of Department

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht,  MagIC - Magnesium Innovation Center, Dr. Dietmar Letzig


Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, MagIC - Magnesium Innovation Center


Current position:

since 2000 Head of Department Wrought Magnesium Alloy Development, Institute of Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany


Previous positions:

1989 Scientist, Physical Metallurgy Department, Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf

NiAl Intermetallic Phases

1998 Research Metallurgist, Projectleader in the R&D Centre at Alcan International Limited in Banbury, UK

AA 6016 Sheet Alloy Development for transportation Industries

Scientific degree:


Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, (1995, RWTH Aachen)

Lecturer for Physics/Mathematics at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences since 2001


Selected Activities:

Wrought magnesium alloy development, thermomechanical treatment, microstructure and texture, design of semi-finished products like Mg -sheet manufacturing, extrusion and forging, twin-roll casting of Magnesium alloys, processing - microstructure – property relationship

Organiser of German-Korean Workshop on Semi-Finished Mg Products (2012, 2014 and 2015), planned for 2019 together with Werkstoff Plus Auto 2019 (Prof. H. Friedrich)

Co-Organizer of a symposium: Strip Casting of Light Metals during the 145./144. Annual Meeting & Exhibition TMS2016/2015 Organisation of Topic: "Magnesium" Dr. Jan Bohlen, Dr. Dietmar Letzig, Co-editor of corresponding publications in proceedings "Light Metals" and "Magnesium technology", planned to continue for 2020

Symposium Organizer "Structural Lightweight Metallic Alloys: Processing - Microstructure - Property Relationships", of XXV International Materials Research Congress IMRC 2016, IMRC 2018

Organising Committee “The 11th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications, 24-27 July 2018, Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, UK“

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