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MOU concluded with DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut, Germany

2012.03.05
(2012.03.29 Update)


On 5th Mar, 2012, The High Temperature Materials Unit, NIMS, concluded a Memorandum of Understanding MOU concerning "Protection of materials against oxidation and hot corrosion" with DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut (DFI), Germany.

"Left Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Michael Schütze, Chief Executive Officer and Group Leader of High Temperature Materials GroupCenter Dr. Hideyuki MurakamiRight  Dr. Mathias Galetz, Senior Researcher" Image

Left Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Michael Schütze, Chief Executive Officer and Group Leader of High Temperature Materials Group
Center Dr. Hideyuki Murakami
Right  Dr. Mathias Galetz, Senior Researcher



The DFI (DECHMA Research Institute in English) is situated the middle of Frankfurt and is a non-profit civil law foundation. The DFI was established on 1st March, based on the former Karl-Winnacker-Institute of DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and the MOU concluded was the first official document for DFI. In this respect the signing ceremony shown in the picture became a memorable one.

The DFI mainly consists of five main research groups – High Temperature Materials, Electrochemistry, Corrosion, Biochemical Engineering and Technical Chemistry. As Prof. Dr. Michael Schütze, CEO of DFI, once served as the President of the European Federation of Corrosion, the DFI has high reputation especially in terms of oxidation and corrosion. Under the MOU, the High Temperature Materials Unit will promote collaborations with DFI, concerning surface modification of materials against oxidation and hot corrosion and also will strengthen networks in this research field with European countries.