About the Author
Michael Schutze, born in 1952, studied materials sciences at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from 1972 to 1978, then joined the Karl Winnacker Institute of the DECHEMA as a research associate. He received his doctorate in engineering sciences from the RWTH in Aachen in 1983, completed his habilitation in 1991, becoming a member of the external teaching staff of the RWTH. Since 1998, he holds a professorship there. He was appointed director of the Karl Winnacker Institute in 1996 and Chairman of the executive board of DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut in 2012. He is recipient of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Prize, the Rahmel-Schwenk medal, the Otto-von-Guericke Prize, the Cavallaro medal, the U.R. Evans Award, the Khwarizmi Award and the UNIDO Award, past Chairman of the Gordon Conference on Corrosion, editor of the journal Materials and Corrosion, Past-President of the European Federation of Corrosion, Past-President of the World Corrosion Organization and Chairman of the Working Party Corrosion by Hot Gases and Combustion Products of the European Federation of Corrosion.