Prof. Guenter Schmitt from Cologne University Visits IMR


The recipient of 2018 Lee Hsun Lecture Series—Lee Hsun Lecture Award, Prof. Guenter Schmitt from Cologne University visited Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR, CAS) from October 8 to 13, 2018.

During the visit, Prof. Schmitt delivered a lecture entitled “Corrosion Inhibitors and Flow Induced Localized Corrosion – Achievements and Challenges”. In his lecture, he discussed the achievements and challenges in flow induced localized corrosion inhibition. He also demonstrated that corrosion inhibitors can reduce the impact energy of such freak events significantly below the fracture stress of scales thus preventing initiation of flow induced localized corrosion.

Prof. Schmitt graduated from the Cologne University and Aachen University of Technology in Germany with a Diploma and Ph.D. in Chemistry. In 1986 to 2007, he was a Professor for Corrosion Protection Engineering and Head of the Laboratory for Corrosion Protection at the Iserlohn University of Applied Sciences, additionally since 2005 CEO and main shareholder of the Institute for Maintenance and Corrosion Protection Technologies (IFINKOR) n. p. Ltd., Iserlohn, Germany.

His groups are working on subjects in the field of corrosion, corrosion protection and surface modification. Special fields of R&D include corrosion and corrosion protection in production, transport and processing of fossil fuels(oil, gas, coal), sweet and sour gas corrosion, inhibition, organic coatings, electroless alloy plating, temporary corrosion protection, hydrogen induced corrosion, flow influenced corrosion, interface/interphase phenomena, and electrochemistry. He was also involved in research on chemical processes for organic and metalorganic intermediate chemicals (e.g. synthesis of special chemicals and polymer precursors, homogeneous catalysis). His R&D work is documented in more than 320 publications, more than 60 invited lectures.

He has received numerous international awards including the Fellow of NACE international (2005), European Corrosion Medal from the European Federation of Corrosion (2011), etc.

Prof. ZHANG Zhefeng, the Deputy Director of IMR presents the plaque of Lee Hsun Lecture Series to Prof. Guenter Schmitt. (Image by IMR)

Prof. Guenter Schmitt delivers a lecture. (Image by IMR)


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