Marcel A. J. Somers

  • Produktionstorvet, 425, 120

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby



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Marcel A.J. Somers (1960) received his M.Sc. degree in metallurgy (1985) and his Doctor’s degree (1989) from Delft University of Technology (NL). In 89/90 he was with Philips Center for Materials, Technology and Innovation as section leader in advanced materials characterization. He returned to Delft University of Technology as assistant professor in physical chemistry of the solid state in 90 and was appointed full professor of physical metallurgy at DTU in 97. A red thread through Dr. Somers’ scientific work is gas-metal interactions in surface engineering and gaseous corrosion along with microstructure characterization with microscopy, diffraction and spectroscopy. His work is of fundamental character with a technological importance and spin-off for industrial application. Since 2000 Marcel Somers has led a university group in Materials Science an Engineering with strong expertise in atmospheric, aqueous and microbial corrosion, (electro)chemical deposition of metals and alloys and the stability of high temperature materials in coal and biomass fired power plants. Marcel Somers has published more than 140 papers in international scientific and technological journals and conference proceedings. He was awarded the Brandsma prize (89); ASM European Lecturer (99/00); Reinholdt W. Jorck prize (01) and DTU's innovation prize (07). He is an elected member of the Danish Society for Technical Sciences (ATV) since 99 and is chairman of the Danish Research Council for Technology and Production Sciences (FTP) from 07-09. 

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Materials Science and Engineering Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Materials Characterisation Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Dutch Ph.D. (4 years research), Delft University of Technology


Physical Metallurgy M.Sc., Delft University of Technology


External positions

Professor/ Section leader, Technical University of Denmark

1 Jan 2008 → …

Professor/ Section leader, Technical University of Denmark

1 Oct 199731 Dec 2007

Assistent professor, Delft University of Technology

1 Oct 199030 Sep 1997

Segment leader advanced materials characterization, Philips Plastics and Metalware Factories

1 Feb 198930 Sep 1990


  • User defined:
  • surface engineering
  • gas metal interactions
  • materials characterization
  • microscopy
  • physical metallurgy


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