Johannes Heinrich Schleifenbaum

Curriculum Vitae


General information

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.Ing.

Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum


RWTH Aachen University

Digital Additive Production

Campus Boulevard 73

52074 Aachen, Germany

Tel: +49 241 80 – 40530


Full professor “Digital Additive Production” (DAP), RWTH Aachen University Director “Additive Manufacturing & Functional Layers”, Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology (ILT)


Born 13th July 1978, male, 2 children


University training and degree


2000-2007   Studies of Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and École Centrale de Marseille ECM, Marseille, France


Advanced academic qualifications


2007-2011   PhD “Individualized      Production”, Chair for Laser Technology (LLT) Prof. R. Poprawe, RWTH Aachen University


Postgraduate professional career


2016 – today   Member of the scientific advisory board of Jenoptik AG, Germany

2016 – today   Full professor and director of the chair for Digital Additive Production (DAP),
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2016 – today   Director Additive Manufacturing & Functional Layers,
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany

2013 – 2016    Guest lecturer at Kempten University, Germany

2011 – 2016    Head of Tool Shop Metals, Phoenix Feinbau GmbH & Co Kg (Phoenix Contact Group), Germany

2011    Group Manager R&D, Phoenix Feinbau GmbH & Co Kg (Phoenix Contact Group), Germany

2007 – 2011    Project Manager & Research Assistant, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany

2006    Project engineer, Air Liquide, Hamilton, Canada


Awards, International Recognition and Research Experience abroad


2018    Coordinator “futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing”, budget 12 M€

2018    Conference Chair “Inside 3D printing”

2017    Guest editor “Metals”

2017    Conference & Program Chair “Metal Powder-based Additive Manufacturing” Coventry UK

2012    Borchers-Plakette, proRWTH, Aachen, Germany

2011    Young Researcher Award

2009    Springorium-Denkmünze, proRWTH, Aachen, Germany



More than 100 scientific presentations and publications, 2 patents granted in the field of Additive Manufacturing


  1. Bär, F., Berger, L., Jauer, L., Kurtuldu, G., Schäublin, R., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Löffler, J.F., Laser additive manufacturing of biodegradable magnesium alloy WE43: A detailed microstructure analysis. ACTA MATERIALIA 98 36-49 (2019)
  2. Köhnen, P., Létang, M., Voshage, M., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Haase, C., Understanding the process-microstructure correlations for tailoring the mechanical properties of L-PBF produced austenitic advanced high strength steel. Additive Manufacturing 30 100914- (2019)
  3. Gayer, C., Ritter, J., Bullemer, M., Grom, S., Jauer, L., Meiners, W., Pfister, A., Reinauer, F., Vucak, M., Wissenbach, K, Fischer, H., Poprawe, R., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Development of a solvent-free polylactide/calcium carbonate composite for selective laser sintering of bone tissue engineering scaffolds. Materials Science and Engineering: C 101 660-673 (2019)
  4. Kies, F., Ikeda, Y., Ewald, S., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Hallstedt, B., Körmann, F., Haase, C., Combined Al and C alloying enables mechanism-oriented design of multi-principal element alloys: Ab initio calculations and experiments. Scripta Materialia 178 366-371 (2020)
  5. Tenbrock, C., Fischer, F., Wissenbach, K., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Wagenblast, P., Meiners, W., Wagner, J., Influence of keyhole and conduction mode melting for top-hat shaped beam profiles in laser powder bed fusion. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY 278 116514- (2020)
  6. Zhang, D., Wang, W., Guo, Y., Hu, S., Dong, D.,Ziegler, S., Schleifenbaum, J. H., Numerical simulation in the absorption behavior of Ti6Al4V powder materials to laser energy during SLM. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY 268 25-36 (2019)
  7. Gayer, C., Abert, J., Bullemer, M., Grom, S., Jauer, L., Meiners, W., Reinauer, F., Vucak, V.M., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Fischer, H., Influence of the material properties of a poly(D,L-lactide)/ß-tricalcium phosphate composite on the processability by selective laser sintering. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS 87 267-278 (2018)
  8. Ewald, S., Kies,F., Hermsen,S., Voshage, M., Haase, C., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Rapid Alloy Development of Extremely High-Alloyed Metals Using Powder Blends in Laser Powder Bed Fusion. Materials 12 1706- (2019)
  9. Voshage, M., Wen, P., Schaukellis, M., Schleifenbaum, J.H.: Formation Quality, Mechanical Properties, and Processing Behavior of Pure Zinc Parts Produced by Laser-Based Manufacturing for Biodegradable Implants. BERG- UND HÜTTENMÄNNISCHE MONATSHEFTE 164 (3), 133-140 (2019)
  10. Zielinski, J., Düchting, J., Meiners, W., Schleifenbaum, J.H.: Measurement of the Effective Absorption of Laser Radiation for Different States Relevant in the LB-PBF Process on the Example of Ti6AI4V4. Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference, DDMC 2018, March 14-15, 2018, Berlin. Proceedings, Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference, S. 305-311, (2018).



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.Wirt.-Ing. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum
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