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.


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.


People at MRE

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


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


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