TUBAF - Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg



 Academic contact persons:

 Professor Urs Peuker

 Professor Jens Gutzmer 

 ► Specializations:

 • Unit operations in mineral processing

                                                                                                             • Quantitative analytical methods in ore characterization

 


 ► Institution:

 

TU Bergakademie Freiberg is an established entity in the applied and engineering research in the field of mineral and secondary resources. Furthermore the national research center on resources technology of the Helmholtz Society is collocated in Freiberg. Both entities are collaborating in the education and give a perfect scientific and technological frame for the master thesis within the EMerald program. The students have the possibility to work with their master thesis on high level and unique experimental setups in economic geology as well as in the engineering topics, e.g. the beam line for ore characterization and the unique processing pilot plant. The excellent networking of TU Bergakademie Freiberg with German companies especially in the field georesources gives the students an additional possibility to enter the professional life. During the last semester the students are able to choose additional courses from the broad English curriculum.



HIF:

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. The HIF was founded on August 29, 2011, and is being established jointly by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. (source)


► Geometallurgy lab:

The Freiberg Geometallurgy Laboratory operates two Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) FEI Quanta 650 MLA-FEG with identical hardware and software implementation. Both SEM are equipped with two parallel Bruker X-Flash EDS detectors and identical software versions of the MLA 2.9 and MLA 3.1 program by FEI. 


► City:

Freiberg is a mining town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Its historic town centre has been placed under heritage conservation and is a chosen site for the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Ore Mountain Mining Region. Until 1969, the town was dominated for around 800 years by the mining and smelting industries. In recent decades it has restructured into a high technology site in the fields of semiconductor manufacture and solar technology, part of Silicon Saxony.

The town lies on the northern declivity of the Ore Mountains. Freiberg lies within a region of old forest clearances that were used by the mining industry which has left its mark on the landscape. Freiberg is located about 31 kilometres west-southwest of Dresden, about 179 kilometres south of Berlin and about 120 kilometres northwest of Prague.

Freiberg's north is dominated by the campus of its University of Mining and Technology.  (source)