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Vita Prof. Dr. Lorenz Singheiser

Director of the Institute for Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
Microstructure and Properties of Materials (IEK-2)

Leo – Brandt- Straße 1, 52425 Jülich
Tel.: +49 (0) 2461 / 61-5565
Fax: +49 (0) 2461- 61 3687

Prof. Dr. Lorenz Singheiser

Personal Data

Born 08.05.1950 in Wallerstein, Germany; Married; 3 children

Education and Professional Career

1970-1975Materials Science at University of Erlangen – Nürnberg, final degree: Dipl-Ing.
1975-1980PhD- thesis at Institute of Materials Science, University Erlangen- Nürnberg
„Preferential removal of Co from Co-Pd Alloys in HCl / H2- gas mixtures”
1978-1980Assistant Professor at the Institute of Material Science, University Erlangen- Nürnberg
1980-1985Research Scientist at BBC Research Laboratory In Heidelberg.
Research topics:
- Carburization of nickel base alloys in HTR reactor helium
- Development of protective coatings against high temperature carburization
- Oxidation and hot corrosion of nickel base superalloys for land based gas turbines
- Development of protective coatings against high temperature corrosion and oxidation in land based gas turbines
1986-1993Group leader „High Temperature Corrosion & Protective coatings” at ABB Research Centre Heidelberg - Mannheim
1991Post-doctoral qualification at University Erlangen- Nürnberg: Title of the thesis: “Protective Coatings for High Temperature Alloys“
1993-1997Head of department „ Material Research and Surface Technology” at ABB Research Centre Heidelberg
Since 1997Director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Microstructure and Properties of Materials (IEK-2) at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Professor at RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Materials for Energy Systems“


High temperature materials and protective coatings for gas and steam turbines
Membranes for CO2 free power plants
High temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)
Materials for plasma facing components.

Awards and Honours

1987Georg-Sachs Award of the German Materials Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialforschung) for research on high temperature corrosion and development of coatings
1993Wolfgang-Finckelnburg-Award of University Erlangen-Nürnberg for the best post-doctoral qualification at the technical faculty

Professional Activity

Member of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) (Organisation of conferences/ Workshops, education of students, standardisation of testing)
Reviewer for the German Science Foundation (DFG) in the frame of collaborative research programs
Reviewer for the Ministry of Science and Education ( BMBF) for material programs related to energy and transportation
Reviewer for the Ministry of Science of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW)
Member of the Advisory Board of the Ministry for Economics (BMWi) in the frame of the national energy program Cooretec.
Member of the Steering Committee of the Network „Power Plant Technology“ of NRW
Member of the Review committee Power Plant 21 (KW 21) for Bavaria and Baden -Württemberg.
Member of Aachener Werkstoff-Forum
Scientific Director of JARA ENERGY from 2008 to 2010


The publications of the institute during the last 10 years can be found at Service - Publications at the homepage of our institute