Institute for Textile Technology (ITA) was established in 1934 as part of RWTH Aachen University's Faculty for Mechanical Engineering. At present, ITA employs 80 research staff, 45 administrative staff and over 200 student research assistants.
Academic Director and Study Advisor of M.Sc. Textile Engineering:
Dr. Dieter Veit
Institute for Textile Technology (ITA)
Phone: 0049 (0) 241 80 - 23456
The Academic Director is your contact person for any questions on the academic content of your study program. He will hold an orientation meeting at the beginning of your studies, and will be available throughout your degree program to support you in academic affairs.
ITA's research focuses on the development of new textile machines and processes.They do not research textile design, finishing or clothing technology.
Current areas of research are:
- Spinning, spinning preparation, nonwovens
- Textile fabrics production (weaving, knitting/warp knitting, braiding)
- Man-made fiber technology
- Technical textiles and fiber-reinforced composites
- Medical textiles and biomaterials
- Smart textiles
- Textile economics
- Quality management and process optimisation
Research is carred out as part of publicly funded projects (e.g. EU) and also in direct R&D projects for industry.
Student Research Assistants
The so-called HiWi positions are very popular for students, as they provide insight into the research and work of institutes and also offer the chance to earn a small income (maximum working hours: 19 per week). ITA is looking forward to working together with M.Sc. Textile students as student research assistants!