Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Mücklich studied Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology From 1980 to 1985. In 1988, he received his PhD with a dissertation on 'X-ray diffraction analysis of point defects in highly perfect Galliumarsenid single crystals' at the Heinrich Oettel Institute. As postdoctoral researcher he stayed at the University of Technology in Freiberg where he headed the metallography working group at the Institute of Physical Metallurgy. In 1990, Mücklich went on a Max Planck scholarship to the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart led by Günter Petzow and became group leader for functional materials. Five years later, he was appointed professor at Saarland University and built up the Chair of Functional Materials. In 2008, he founded the European School of Materials and, in 2009, the Material Engineering Center Saarland as a research center of the Steinbeis Foundation.
Mücklich works in the areas of surface structuring and material characterization. His focus is on surfaces and thin films exploring new possibilities of material functionalisation mainly by pulsed laser beams, as well as thin film phenomena and electrical erosion. His research concerns the three-dimensional microstructure of materials at micro-, nano- and atomic-scale. He works scale-dependent with various experimental and theoretical methods. Together with the mathematician Joachim Ohser he described the theoretical background of his research in the book 'Statistical Analysis of Microstructures in Materials Science'.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mücklich is member of the DGM since 1990. He is chair of two technical committees and additionally also member of many other committees. Furthermore he was elected as Conference Chair for the MSE 2018.
Materials Science and Engineering Congress 2018
25. – 27. September 2018