Wolfram is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of Wolfram

Wolfram Fürbeth has joined DECHEMA as a research scientist in 1997, where he has become head of the electrolytic corrosion research group since 2005 and head of the DECHEMA Corrosion Center since 2021. He finished his habilitation in materials technology at RWTH Aachen Technical University in 2012 and has been appointed there as Adjunct Professor in 2018. Besides he has been serving the corrosion community for many years, yet, being chairman of the EFC Working Party Coatings since 2012, head of EFC’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee for the term of 2017-2022 and in parallel chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German corrosion society GfKORR. At the beginning of 2023 he took over as President of GfKORR.

The electrolytic corrosion team at DECHEMA Research Institute has been doing some research work in the field of MIC and its mitigation since many years. In former times we have been working together with the group of Wolfgang Sand on the use of microbially produced EPS as well as of artificial cyclodextrins for corrosion protection of steels. Nowadays we are doing a research project focussing on the application of antimicrobial peptides to avoid (bio-)corrosion.

Looking for help? Wolfram can help you with the following items

– open for collaboration on novel countermeasures against MIC
– strong background in protective coatings
– well experienced in electrochemical corrosion investigation methods including the Scanning Kelvinprobe and being accompanied by a modern instrumentation in materials characterization methods
– significant activities via the DECHEMA Corrosion Center to provide services for industry, from materials selection and failure analysis, via corrosion testing and investigation up to the development of specific corrosion protection methods

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DECHEMA Research Institute

Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25

Frankfurt am Main




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