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Michael Schütze.
Editorial Committee: High temperature oxidation.

Given Names:
Michael Johannes
Steinrückenstr. 25 a,
D-63741 Aschaffenburg,
Date of Birth:
October 23, 1952
Marital Status:
Married, 2 children

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1978, Engineer of Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Doctoral Degree:
1983, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany
1991, University Teaching Qualification, Technical University of Aachen (RWTH)
1998, Technical University of Aachen (RWTH)



1978 - 1990, Research Scientist at the Karl-Winnacker-Institut der DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1991 - today, Head of the High Temperature Materials Research Group and the service groups Metallography, Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis of the Institute

1993, Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences (Prof. Michael J. Graham) of the National Research Council Canada (NRC), Ottawa

1996 - today, Director of the Karl-Winnacker-Institut

  • High Temperature Corrosion (Oxidation, Nitridation. Carburization, Metal Dusting, Sulphidation, Halogenization, Synergies)
  • Mechanical Properties of Surface Scales and Coatings
  • Interaction of Corrosion and Creep
  • Development and Investigation of Protective Coatings (Sputter Coatings, Thermal Spray Coatings, Multi-elemental Co-Diffusion Coatings, Thermal Barrier Coatings, Nano-Coatings)
  • Intermetallics


  • 1991, Friedrich-Wilhelm Award of the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH)
  • 1999, Elected conference chairman of the Gordon Research Conference on Corrosion
  • 2000, Rahmel-Schwenk-Medal of GfKORR – Society for Corrosion Protection
  • 2004, Otto von Guericke-Award of AiF – German Federation of Industrial Research Associations
  • Co-editor of "Materials and Corrosion"; Wiley VCH, Weinheim, 1995 - today
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of "Oxidation of Metals", Springer, New York, 1995 - today
  • Member of the Editorial Board of "Corrosion Engineering, Scienceand Technology", Maney, Leeds, 2003 – today
  • Member of the Editorial Board of "Materials at High Temperature", Science Reviews, St. Albans, 2008 – today
More than 250 papers (English and German) in journals and books, author of two books, editor of 8 books, 25 patents.
  • Technical University of Aachen (RWTH)
    Courses in Corrosion Science and Surface Technology (university education for students) 1993 -today
  • German Society of Steelmakers (VDEh)
    High Temperature Corrosion for Managers in Steel Industry (continuing education for industry) 1992 - today
  • German Society for Materials Science (DGM)
    High Temperature Corrosion and Mechanical Stresses (continuing education for industry) 1991 - today
  • Society for Chemical Technology (DECHEMA)
    Corrosion, Materials Science and Damage Evaluation (continuing education for industry) 1983 - today
Organization of Events as Chairman:
  • European Federation of Corrosion Workshop "Cyclic Oxidation of High Temperature Materials" Frankfurt/Main, 25-26 February 1999
  • Gordon Research Conference on Corrosion, New London/NH, 18-23 July 1999 (Elected Conference Chairman)
  • EUROCORR ’99, Aachen, 30 August – 2 September 1999 (chairman of the organizing committee)
  • European Federation of Corrosion Workshop "Life Time Modelling of High Temperature Corrosion Processes" Frankfurt/Main, 22-23 February 2001
  • European Federation of Corrosion Workshop "Metal Dusting, Carburisation and Nitridation" Frankfurt/Main, 30-31 January 2003
  • European Workshop on "Diffusion Modelling", Frankfurt/Main, 17-18 December 2003
  • European Federation of Corrosion Workshop "Novel Approaches to the Improvement of High Temperature Corrosion Resistance", Frankfurt/Main, 27-29 October 2004
  • European Federation of Corrosion Workshop "Protective Systems for High Temperature Applications: From Theory to Industrial Implementation" Frankfurt/Main, 12-13 October 2006
  • Topical Conference Sessions of the European Federation of Corrosion Working Party 3 "Corrosion by Hot Gases and Combustion Products" in the programmes of EUROCORRs 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (as EFC-working party chairman)
Committee Work:
European Federation of Corrosion (EFC)
  • President 2005 - 2008
  • Working Party Chairman of WP 3 "Corrosion by Hot Gases and Combustion Products", 1998 - today
  • Member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, 1998 - today
  • Co-opted Member of the Board of Administrators, 2005 - today
World Corrosion Organisation (WCO)
  • President 2007 - 2008
  • Member of the Board of Directors, 2007 - today
International Standards Organization (ISO)
  • Work group convenor of ISO TC 156 WG 13 "High Temperature Corrosion", 2002 - today
European commission (EC)
  • Project Coordinator of COTEST, 2002 - 2005
  • Proposal evaluator in several programmes
  • Research contractor in several programmes
Society for Corrosion Protection (GfKORR)
  • Managing Director 2001 – 2003 (honorary)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, 1996 - today
  • Committee Chairman of AK 20 "Corrosion Protection at Elevated Temperatures", 2004 - today
German Accreditation Society for Chemical Industry (DACH)
  • Member of examination group SK3 "Materials Testing", 1996 - today
Industry and Trade Chamber (IHK)
  • Member of the examination board for certified corrosion experts in Germany, 1996 – today
German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF)
  • Research proposal evaluator in committee GAG 1 "Metallic Materials", 2003 - today
German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • Proposal evaluator for research projects and special research area groups (SFB)
  • Co-Initiator of the special research program SPP 1299 "HAUT" (High Temperature Functional Surfaces), 2006
ATZ Entwicklungszentrum
  • Vice-chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board, 2004 - today
Difcon GmbH
  • Member of the Advisory Board, 2005 – today
  • Member of the Advisory Board, 2007 – today
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board "Materials and Technical Systems", 2007 - today