Prof. Mayr´s research focusses on the development of process-structure-property relationships in the production and processing of metallic structures, especially in additive manufacturing. For his research, he uses advanced experimental as well as computer simulation methods.
Prof. Mayr studied Mechanical Engineering at Graz University of Technology (TUG) and was awarded his Doctorate of Technical Sciences with distinction in 2007. He then worked as a research assistant and group leader materials development at the Institute of Materials Science and Welding of TUG. Supported by a fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Max Kade Foundation he spent a year as a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of MIT. In 2011, he became Full Professor of Welding Engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology and from 2016 to 2019 he also acted as Vice Dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Since September 2019, Prof. Mayr is Full Professor and Chair of Materials Engineering of Additive Manufacturing of TUM.