The MRE prepares you for your career in the field of mineral resources. Learn more about the diversified educational services we offer:


The complex relationship of sustainable raw material extraction and distribution motivates MRE’s inter- and multidisciplinary research with core competences in:


 You can benefit from our know-how and our diversified research infrastructure. As services, we conduct analyses, consulting, market research or planning tasks for you.


Institute of Mineral Resources

  • Wüllnerstr. 2
    52062 Aachen
  • +49 241 80 979 76
  • +49 241 80 922 72

Welcome and Glueck auf!

The Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering emerged in 2015 from the mining institutes BBK1 and BBK3. Mining Engineering was established in 1880 as one of the first institutes at RWTH Aachen University.

According to our motto “Knowledge to Resource the Future”, the MRE today educates mineral resources engineers and participates in inter- and multidisciplinary research on international level. Thus, MRE faces the complex challenges of a sustainable supply with mineral commodities by creative approaches in both research and education.

The circle of our employers, customers and partners comprises mainly national and international research institutions, as well as private enterprise companies.

Use our new website to learn more about excellent research, interdisciplinary educational offers and tailored services.

People at MRE

Since 2015, the MRE is directed by Prof. Bernd Lottermoser. Our team comprises engineers and natural scientists from diversified fields, as well as software developers, graphics designers and an efficient administration.


Communicating our scientific work is an essential task for our researchers. We use scientific journals and conferences for an international and continuous exchange.

Your Thesis

Supervising final theses is an important part of the MRE’s educational services. By providing topics on a regular basis, students get the chance to participate in research projects or to work on practical tasks from the industry.


Up to date? Here you can find the most important information for your studies and the most recent news from MRE activities.