Advanced Processing and Additive Manufacturing

Welcome to the Advanced Metals Processing & Additive Manufacturing group. Our goal is the development, processing and characterization of advanced metallic materials and metal-based composites by combining modeling and simulation with sophisticated experiments. A special emphasize is on the development of novel or modified alloys for laser-based additive manufacturing processes. The main research activities include:


Contact persons


Dr. Christian Leinenbach, MER EPFL

Group leader
Deputy Head of Laboratory

Tel: +41 58 765 45 18



Dr. Marc Leparoux

Deputy Group leader

Tel: +41 58 765 62 47



Current Team


Scientists and PostDocs

Dr. Akash Aggarwal


PhD students

Antonios Baganis

Jian Yang

Julia Chmielewska


Co-supervised PhD students

Meet Oza

Yajiao Yang


Guest PhD students

John Misiaszek


Technical staff

Andreas Alff 

Thomas Rytz


Master students

Patrycja Tomal



Dr. Anthony De Luca

Dr. Christoph Kenel

Dr. Di Cui

Dr. Irene Ferretto

Dr. Marvin Lennard Schuster

Dr. Rafal Wrobel

Dr. Seth Griffiths

Dr. Viktor Lindström 

Dr. Xiaoshuang Li