The AZL Team

We are an experienced, professional, committed and multifaceted team. Our strengths lie in creativity, efficiency and a high level of technical expertise. Together we stand for a successful and productive liaison between research and industry. We would be happy to support your progress in lightweight production technology.

Meet the AZL senior engineers for composite and lightweight engineering:

Dr.-Ing. Kai Fischer

Managing Partner


Susanna Formanns

Marketing & Event Manager

Louisa Dahlen

Marketing & Event Assistant


Benedikt Spiertz

Accounting | Controling

“What makes AZL so special is its unique infrastructure and direct access within walking distance to all major topics and experts in the field of lightweight production. This combination is what makes it so exciting – to develop visionary ideas in the area of research, to implement them and bring them to industrial maturity for the future of your daily business. As one of the world’s most prestigious universities in the field of mechanical engineering and production technology, RWTH Aachen provides a unique environment with its multiple scientific disciplines.”

Expertise/ background in:

Production and development of composite parts
Materials: thermoset and thermoplastic resins, continuous fiber composites, metals and plastic-metal hybrids
Process: prepreg, autoclave, resin infusion, RTM, milling, tooling, joining, quality assurance
Design: CAD design and design to process
Networking: Matchmaking with academic and industrial partners

I will support you in:

  • Process selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of solutions
  • Identification of applications
  • Benchmarking with market companions state of the art solutions
  • Identification and elimination of pain points
  • Connect with the right partners for industrial implementation