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Prof. Dr. Robert Vaßen


Prof. Dr. Robert Vaßen
Deputy Director and Head of Department
Phone: +49 2461 61-6108
email: r.vassen@fz-juelich.de

department head: materials for power plants at IEK-1
deputy director IEK-1
Professorship at Ruhr-Univesity Bochum: ceramic technology

Born 1961, German citizenship

Leiter der Abteilung Werkstoffe für fortschrittliche Kraftwerke (IEK-1)

Research interests

Ceramic and metallic materials for energy technologies:

• High temperature coatings as thermal barrier coatings, oxidation and corrosion protective coatings, and abradable
• Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) and environmental barrier coatings (EBCs)
• Gas separation membranes
• Solid oxide fuel cells
• Lifetime modellings

Materials processing, including:

• Thermal spray technology
• Powder technology
• Processing of ceramics
• Repair technology and additive manufacturing


Positions and education
1986 Diploma in Physics, RWTH Aachen University
1990Dr. rer. nat., RWTH Aachen University
1990-1998Scientist, Institute for Materials and Processes in Energy Systems 1, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
2004

Habilitation “Entwicklung neuer oxidischer Wärmedämmschichten für Anwendungen in stationären und Flug-Gasturbinen“

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

1998-nowDepartment head “Materials for Power Plants” in the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-1, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
2009-nowAppointment as professor at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2010-2015Guest professorship at University West, Trollhättan, Sweden

Awards and professional activities
• Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2017)
• Introduction into the ASM/TSS Hall of Fame of Thermal Spray (2017)
• 2013 Offer of full-professorship on “Coatings Technology” at TU Berlin
• Editor of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society (since 2017)
• Chair of the editorial committee of the J. of Thermal Spray Technology (JTST)
• 2012-2015 elected in the board of the Thermal Spray Society
• Member of the DKG technical committee “process engineering” and Co-organizer of the DKG committee “Hochleistungskeramiken für die Energietechnik”
• Frequent symposium and conference organizer (ICACC, RIPT, chair of TBC V)
• Member of DIN standardization committee
• Member of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft (DKG), Carbon Composites e.V., Deutscher Verband für Schweißen
und verwandte Verfahren e.V. (DVS) - Bereich Thermisches Beschichten und Autogentechnik, Gemeinschaft Thermisches Spritzen e.V. (GTS), Thermal Spray Society (TSS)
• Referee for the DFG, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, several national research organisations, numerous journals

Articles in international journals
H-index (Google scholar): 48
more than 300 publications with more than 1000 citations per year (1387 in 2017)

Pdf of publication list:  Publication list Robert Vaßen Web 2017 (PDF, 558 kB)

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