Volkmar Neubert is the Director of the Institut fuer Materialpruefung und Werkstofftechnik Dr. Neubert GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1970 and his Dr.-Ing. degree in 1977 in metallurgical engineering from the TU Clausthal, Germany. He began his career in 1970 as a research and development engineer in Clausthal. After 12 years with the TU Clausthal as a chief engineer, he founded in 1983 DN Institute. In 1991, he was appointed as a Professor at the Technical University in Clausthal, responsible of and teaching on corrosion and corrosion protection. He is recognized as an internationally well-known scientist in the field of materials engineering and corrosion, especially in the areas of development of CRAs and magnesium alloys, and failure analysis of a variety of engineering materials. His research is focused primarily on metallurgy, materials science, biomaterials, and corrosion. He has published more than 100 papers and has been invited to give plenary or keynote lectures at numerous international conferences/symposia. In 1994, he served on the organizing committee for the Duplex Stainless Steel Conference in Glasgow. Since 1989, Dr. Neubert is acting as an expert for evaluating research proposals on behalf of the European Community. To date, there have been more than 60 students who obtained Diplomas and Ph.D. degrees under his supervision. Since 2002, he has been a CEO of the Zentrum fuer Funktionswerkstoffe gGmbH Clausthal, an R&D institute mainly involved in powder metallurgy, squeeze casting, extrusion, and development of novel aluminium and magnesium alloys. He is a Member of ASTM, DECHEMA, GfKORR, NACE, VDG, DVS, ISE, and VDEh and an expert witness for materials engineering, foundry, and welding technology.
Biography Updated on 19 December 2011