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


Ott, A. C., Weißensteiner, I., Arnoldt, A., Österreicher, J. A. & Papenberg, N. P., “Automatic Texture Alignment by Optimization Method”; 8 März 2024, in: Microscopy and Microanalysis. 2024, 00, S. 0-25

Krall P., Weißensteiner I. and S. Pogatscher: Recycling aluminum alloys for the automotive industry: Breaking the source-sink paradigm. Resources, Conervation and Recycling 202 (2024)

Zamani M.R., Mirzadeh H., Malekan M., Weißensteiner I., Roostaei M.: Unveiling the strengthening mechanisms of as-cast micro-alloyed CrMnFeCoNi high-entropy alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 957 (2023)

Weißensteiner I.: Deformation Analysis in Novel Aluminum Alloys, EMC 2023 Proceedings, 2023

Trink B., Weißensteiner I., Uggowitzer P.J., Strobel K., Hofer-Roblyek A., Pogatscher S.: Processing and microstructure–property relations of Al-Mg-Si-Fe crossover alloys, Acta Materialia, 257 (2023), 119160

Burtscher M., Weißensteiner I., Wartbichler R., Kirchheimer K., Bernhard C., Kiener D., Clemens H.: Precipitation behavior of hexagonal carbides in a C containing intermetallic γ-TiAl based alloy, Journal of Alloys and Componds, 969(2023), 172400

Samberger S., Weißensteiner I., Stemper L., Kainz C., Uggowitzer P. and S. Pogatscher: Fine-grained aluminium crossover alloy for high-temperature sheet forming. Acta Materialia, 253 (2023), 118952.

Cantergiani E., I. Weißensteiner, J. Grasserbauer, G. Falkinger, S. Pogatscher and F. Roters: Influence of hot band annealing on cold-rolled microstructure and recrystallization in AA 6016. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A – Physical metallurgy and materials science (2022), online. Print 2023

Renk O., I. Weißensteiner, M. Cihova, E-M. Steyskal, N. Sommer, M. Tkadletz, S. Pogatscher, P. Schmutz, J. Eckert, P. Uggowitzer, R. Pippan and A. Weinberg: Mitigating the detrimental effects of galvanic corrosion by nanoscale composite architecture design. npj materials degradation (2022), 6, 47

Trink B., I. Weißensteiner, P. Uggowitzer, K. Strobl and S. Pogatscher: High Fe content in Al-Mg-Si wrought alloys facilitates excellent mechanical properties. Scripta Materialia (2022), 215, 7, 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.: Challenges in maintaining the formability of novel Aluminium alloys, 28th International Conference on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture, Panama City, 2024

Weißensteiner I.: Systematic evaluation of microstructural features influencing the bendability of Al alloys, THERMEC 2023 – International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials: Processing, Fabrication, Properties, Applications, Wien, Österreich, 2023

Weißensteiner I.: Microstructural features and their influence on mechanical properties, THERMEC workshop on Aluminum Alloys, Wien, Österreich, 2023

Weißensteiner I.: Systematic evaluation of microstructural features influencing the bendability of Al alloys, LightMAT 2023: 5th International Conference on Light Materials – Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norwegen, 2023

Weißensteiner I.: Deformation Analysis in Novel Aluminum Alloys, European Metallurgical Conference EMC, Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 2023

Weißensteiner I.: Effects of Fe and Mn on the formability of Al-Mg alloys. 18th International conference on aluminium alloys, Toyama, Japan, 2022

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.: A close look at recrystallization in recycling tolerant Al-Mg-Si alloys, Recrystallization and Grain Growth 2023, Lyngby, Dänemark, 2023

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