ITA - Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University and Chair for Textile Machinery


Head of the Institute

Univ.-Prof. Professor h. c. (MGU) Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Thomas Gries

Field of Study

Textile technology

Main Focus

Fiber Materials, Textile Preforms and composites, technical textiles, medical textiles, textile production technology, textile testing, textile applications, quality management and simulation

Research Focus

General topics:
Mobility, Building and Living, Life Sciences, Energy

Process chains:
Technical Textiles, Textile Preforms, Nonwovens, Medical Implants, Smart Textiles

Technology fields:
High perfomance fibers, Man Made Fiber Processing, Yarn and fabric production, Joining and Coating

Special Topics:
Tribology, Recycling, Renewable Materials

Specific Comptences:
Simulation, Polymer Analytics, Process Analysis, Textile Economics


ITA - Institut für Textiltechnik
Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1
52074 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80-234 00
Fax: +49 241 80-224 22

Homepage ITA