Dr. A. Erman Tekkaya is currently professor and director of the Institute for Metal Forming and Lightweight Components (IUL) at the Technische Universität Dortmund.
His research interests cover fundamentals and technology of novel metal forming processes, material characterization for modeling the material behavior during plastic deformations, and damage-controlled metal forming processes improving the usability of the formed components. He was awarded the International Prize for Research & Development in Precision Forging by the Japanese Society for Technology of Plasticity in 2014. He is fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and member of the Board of Trustees of the German Research Association for Steel Application (FOSTA). He has published over 210 peer-reviewed papers, several patents, and has over 30 patents granted or filed.