High Entropy Alloys

Symposium "High Entropy Alloys: Potential for industrial applications"

May 12, 2022 | Dresden & Online (Hybrid Event)

High entropy alloys (HEA) are a group of novel metallic materials that offer superior mechanical and functional performance and display huge potentials for future applications especially at high operating temperatures. Fundamental investigations on this group of alloys revealed a variety of outstanding properties such as a high strength and wear resistance as well as a high resistance against corrosion and oxidation. Due to these exciting properties HEA will enable new high performance products in applications like aerospace, energy, tool making and different fields of engineering.

Major challenges for the industrial application of HEA are currently material availability, material synthesis and processing routes. Moreover, due to an almost infinite variety of possible material compositions alloy identification is a challenging task. For these reasons HEA have been exclusively processed in small quantities and at a laboratory scale. Additive manufacturing and coating technologies serve as powerful tools for the development and synthesis of HEA.

The symposium will provide insight into the international state of the art of research and development on HEA. It will present fundamental findings as well as potentials of these alloys for future applications. A major goal is to give an inside into the possibilities and challenges of the industrialization of HEA to potential users. We are looking forward to your participation and the lively exchange of experiences on the potentials and future applications of HEA.

Dr. Jörg Kaspar1, Prof. Dr. Christoph Leyens2, Prof. Dr. Martina Zimmermann2

Symposium Organizers

1) Fraunhofer IWS, 2) Fraunhofer IWS & TU Dresden

Key topics

  • Properties and potential applications of HEAs
  • Requirements for new high temperature materials: mechanical properties, oxidation resistance
  • Corrosion and wear protection of tools
  • Synthesis of HEAs by means of casting, additive manufacturing as well as coating technologies
  • HEA processing, feedstock and semi-finished products
  • Screening tools for material design and development: synthesis, characterization and thermodynamic modelling

Confirmed speakers

  • Prof. Ehsan Ghassemali (Jönköping University)
  • Prof. Uwe Glatzel (Universität Bayreuth)
  • Prof. Bronislava Gorr (Institute for Applied Materials, KIT)
  • Dr. Nicholas Grundy (Thermo-Calc Software)
  • Prof. Sheng Guo (Chalmers University of Technology)
  • Dr. Ulrike Hecht (Access e.V.)
  • Dr. Jörg Kaspar (Fraunhofer IWS)
  • Dr. Erich Neubauer (RHP-Technology)
  • Dr. Martin Schloffer (MTU Aero Engines)
  • Dr. Nele van Steenberge (OCAS)
  • Dr. Markus Weinmann (TANIOBIS GmbH) 
  • Dr. Andreas Weisheit (Fraunhofer ILT)
  • Prof. Martina Zimmermann (Fraunhofer IWS & TU Dresden)

Call for Posters

You are cordially invited to submit a poster on a HEA related topic.

Please send your one page abstract, using the template provided below, to joerg.kaspar@iws.fraunhofer.de.


Submission deadline (extended):
April 8, 2022


You can attend the HEA symposium as a separate event or join the three days DGM conference on Materials and AM.

Tickets are available for on-site or online participation. Please note that due to security measures the number of on-site participants is limited.

HEA Symposium on May 12, 2022

  • On-site ticket: 379 Euro
  • Online ticket: 179 Euro

The fees for the three days conference may be found on the registration site.

Further information


Event location

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Lingnerplatz 1
01069 Dresden