Having emerged from the two institutes BBK I and BBK III in 2015, the Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering (MRE) looks back at a long tradition in mining education and mineral resources research in Aachen.

Today, our team comprises senior and junior research fellows from different fields who are supported by technical and administrative staff and a dynamic group of student workers.

Our two locations at Wuellnerstrasse and Lochnerstrasse are situated in the heart of Aachen. Here, we conduct applied research in close cooperation with many partners, including international research institutions.

The organization of international conferences and regular research publications, as well as our commitment towards the education of future mineral resources engineers are our dedicated contributions towards a future sustainable mining.


Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering

  • Wüllnerstr. 2
    52062 Aachen


Our team is made up of scientists as well as technical and administrative staff.


We are always looking for new colleagues with a high level of creativity and motivation. Thereby, we offer the opportunity to work and further develop in a successful and interdisciplinary team.


Mining engineering has been established in 1880 as one of the first institutes of RWTH Aachen University. In 2015, the MRE has emerged from the former institutes BBK I and BBK III.