Head of "Granularity of Structural Information in Materials Engineering"

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Wenwen Song

FB 15 - Institute of Materials Engineering
Granularity of Materials Structural Information
Moenchebergstr. 7
34125 Kassel

Phone: +49 561 804-3917
Room: 3218
Email: song[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Wenwen Song completed her Ph.D. study with “summa cum laude” at Steel Institute (IEHK), RWTH Aachen University in 2014. During 2016-2022, Prof. Song worked as the group leader of Nanostructured Materials at RWTH Aachen. Prof. Song was a guest scientist at the University of Cambridge, UK during 2015-2016, and won Théodore von Kármán Fellowship at the University of Oxford in 2018. During 2017-2019, she served as a scientific leader of Cloud III, “Hydrogen Management”, within the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 761 “Steel - Ab initio: Quantum mechanics guided design of new Fe-based materials” at RWTH Aachen. In January 2021, she completed her habilitation on the topic of “Nano-engineering of high strength steels” at RWTH Aachen University and was awarded with the Venia Legendi of “Nanoengineered Materials”. Prof. Song was awarded several prizes for innovative research and teaching, e.g. the Steel Innovation Prize 2018 in Berlin, the Junges Kolleg (young academy) prize in 2019 at NRW Academy of Sciences, Düsseldorf, and the “Distinguished RWTH Lecturer” prize 2020 at RWTH Aachen, etc. Prof. Song’s research expertise is mainly specialized in developing structural metallic materials using multi-scale correlative materials characterization and simulation techniques.

Prof. Song was appointed by the University of Kassel on 01.01.2023 as the head of the department for “Granularity of Structural Information in Materials Engineering” at the Institute of Materials Engineering. Her research focuses on developing novel metallic materials and processes for various sustainable applications.

by arrangement

Since 2023

  • Professor and Head of Department - Granularity of Structural Information in Materials Engineering, Institute of Materials Engineering (IfW), University of Kassel, Germany

2019 - 2022

  • Young Academy at NRW Academy of Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany

2019 - 2021

  • Habilitation in Materials Science and Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany


  • Theodore von Kármán Fellowship, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK

2016 - 2022

  • Group leader of Nano Structured Materials,Steel Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2015 - 2016

  • Guest researcher in Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK

2011 - 2013

  • Guest researcher in Max Planck Institute for Iron Research GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009 - 2014

  • Dr.-Ing. (summa cum laude), RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2006 - 2009

  • M.Eng., Material Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, China

2006 - 2009

  • B.B.A, Business Administration, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

2001 - 2005

  • B.Eng., Material Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China