Gerhard Sauthoff headed the High Temperature Materials Group in the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (iron research) GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany, lectured at RWTH Technical University in Aachen, Germany and co-edits the international journal Intermetallics. He received his Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of Göttingen after having studied physics and physical chemistry. He worked on the kinetics of phase transformations with nucleation, growth and coarsening with emphasis on Ostwald ripening and on high-temperature deformation with emphasis on long-term creep focusing on the mutual interactions of deformation and phase evolution. Since more than twenty years work has been centred on intermetallics, i.e. intermetallic phases and compounds as well as respective alloys. Gerhard Sauthoff is member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (German materials research society), Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German physical society) and German Steel Institute VDEh.
Biography Updated on 22 August 2010