Willem J. Quadakkers

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Willem J. Quadakkers received the Physics degree and the Ph.D. degree in materials science from the Technical University in Aachen, Germany, in 1977 and 1981, respectively. He is presently the Head of the Corrosion and Corrosion Protection Section in the Institute for Energy Research (IEF 2) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany. He is also a Lecturer of materials in energy systems at the the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. He has over 25 years of experience in research on high temperature materials, their performance, degradation and protection. His main research interests include high temperature oxidation, mixed gas corrosion, interaction between corrosion and mechanical properties, modeling corrosion processes, corrosion life prediction and application of surface analysis techniques in corrosion science. The research projects relate to a variety of practical applications such as fossil fuel fired boilers, gas turbines, and solid oxide fuel cells. He published more than 250 papers in the field of high-temperature materials, mainly on corrosive materials degradation and materials protection. He coauthored six monographs and holds 16 patents. He has 15 years of experience in surface engineering including PVD coating systems as well as evaluation of plasma sprayed and diffusion coating performance in gas turbine environments. W.J. Quadakkers was elected as a Cochairman in 2005 and Chairman in 2007 of the Gordon Research Conference on High Temperature Corrosion. He received the F-cell Award in 2004 and the ThyssenKrupp Innovation Award in 2005. He is the Associate Editor of Oxidation of Metals and Editorial Board Member of The Open Corrosion Journal.

Biography Updated on 9 October 2008

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