ITA - Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen:Competence in Textile Technology and Mechanical Engineering
ITA was established in 1934 as part of the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering of RWTH Aachen University. At present, they employ 80 research staff, 45 service personnel and over 200 student research assistants.
The Institut für Textiltechnik belongs to the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering of RWTH Aachen University. The focus of our research is therefore on the development of new textile machines and new textile processes. We do not do research in textile design or finishing or clothing technology.
The current areas of research are
- Spinning, spinning preparation, nonwovens
- Textile fabrics production (weaving, knitting/warp knitting, braiding)
- Man-made fibre technology
- Technical textiles and fibre-reinforced composites
- Medical textiles and biomaterials
- Smart Textiles
- Textile economics
- Quality management and process optimisation
Research is carred out within publicly funded projects (e.g. EU) and also in direct R&D projects for industry.
The so called Hiwi positions are very popular for students, as they provided inside into the research and work of institutes and also offer the chance to gain some small income (maximum working hours: 19 per week). The ITA is looking forward to working together with the MSc Textile students as research assistants!