Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.

Irmgard Weißensteiner


• Analysis, interpretation and design of textures
• Microstructural analysis of Al-alloys



2002–2007HTBLuVA Waidhofen/Ybbs – Industrial engineering
2007–2014Master’s degree program in Material Science, University of Leoben, Austria
2014Graduation (Dipl.-Ing.)
Topic: Characterization of a TNM alloy for high-performance automotive applications
2018Conferral of doctorate (Dr. mont.)
Topic: Deformation in technical bcc and fcc materials – mechanical and correlative analyses

Professional experience

2014–2018University assistant at the Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing, University of Leoben
Since 2018Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben, Austria


O. Renk, I. Weißensteiner, M. Cihova, E.-M. Steyskal, N. G. Sommer, M. Tkadletz, S. Pogatscher, P. Schmutz, J. Eckert, P. J. Uggowitzer, R. Pippan, and A. M. Weinberg: Mitigating the detrimental effects of galvanic corrosion by nanoscale composite architecture design, Npj Materials Degradation 6, (2022). 

B. Trink, I. Weißensteiner, P.J. Uggowitzer, K. Strobel und S. Pogatscher: High Fe content in Al-Mg-Si wrought alloys facilitates excellent mechanical properties, Scripta Materialia (2022), 114701 

Grasserbauer J., I. Weißensteiner, G. Falkinger, T. Kremmer, P. J. Uggowitzer and S. Pogatscher: Influence of Fe and Mn on the Microstructure Formation in 5xxx Alloys—Part I: Evolution of Primary and Secondary Phases. Materials, 14(12), (2021), 3204.

Grasserbauer J., I. Weißensteiner, G. Falkinger, P. J. Uggowitzer and S. Pogatscher: Influence of Fe and Mn on the Microstructure Formation in 5xxx Alloys—Part II: Evolution of Grain Size and Texture. Materials, 14(12), (2021), 3312.

Schmid F., I. Weißensteiner, M. A. Tunes, T. Kremmer, T. Ebner, R. Morak, P. J. Uggowitzer and S. Pogatscher: Synergistic alloy design concept for new high-strength Al–Mg–Si thick plate alloys. Materialia 15 (2021), 13S

Gruber B., I. Weißensteiner, T. Kremmer, F. Grabner, G. Falkinger, A. Schökel, F. Spieckermann, R. Schäubling, P. J. Uggowitzer and S. Pogatscher: Mechanism of low temperature deformation in aluminium alloys. Materials Science and Engineering: A 795 (2020), 139935.

Papenberg, N. P., Gneiger, S., Weißensteiner, I., Uggowitzer, P. J. and S. Pogatscher: Mg-alloys for forging applications-A review. Materials. 13.2020, 4, 61 pages., 985

Grasserbauer J., I. Weißensteiner, G. Falkinger, S. Mitsche, P. J. Uggowitzer and S. Pogatscher: Evolution of Microstructure and Texture in Laboratory- and Industrial-Scaled Production of Automotive Al-Sheets, Materials 2020, 13, 469

Esterl R., M. Sonnleitner, I. Weißensteiner, K. Hartl und R. Schnitzer: Influence of quenching conditions on texture and mechanical properties of ultra-high strength steels. Journal of materials science, (54.2019, 19), S. 12875-12886 12 S.

Weißensteiner, M. Petersmann, P. Erdely, A. Stark, T. Antretter, H. Clemens, and V. Maier-Kiener: Deformation-induced phase transformation in a Co-Cr-W-Mo alloy studied by high-energy X-ray diffraction during in-situ compression tests, Acta Materialia 164, 272 (2019). 


Weißensteiner I.: Texture alteration in Aluminium alloys containing high amounts of primary phases, LightMAT 2021 (Online)

Weißensteiner I.: Influence of texture and microstructure on the bendability of Al-alloys, EUROMAT 2021 (Online)

Weißensteiner I.: Quantification of Texture in Al-alloys by ODFs, Thermec 2021 (Online)

Weißensteiner I.: Temperature dependent deformation characteristics in Al-alloys, International Conference On Textures Of Materials, 2021 (Online)

Weißensteiner I.: EBSD as a multi-purpose tool for microstructure analysis, LKR seminar 2020 (online)

Weißensteiner I.: Mechanisms of low temperature deformation in aluminum alloys. X-ray Powder Diffraction at DESY – new opportunities for research and industry 2020, Online Workshop

Weißensteiner I.: Texture analysis – applications and challenges. ETH-MUL Netzwerktreffen 2020, Zürich, Swiss

Weißensteiner I. und B. Gruber: Microstructure and texture evolution upon cryogenic forming of aluminum alloys. LightMat 2019, Manchester, UK


Weißensteiner I. and B. Gruber: Kryogene Umformung von AlMg und AlMgSi Legierungen – ein Blick auf die Texturentwicklung. Gefüge und Bruch Tagung, Bochum, Germany, 13.02.2019