Marcel A. J. Somers

Marcel A. J. Somers

Section head, Professor,


Building: 425, 120

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45252250Fax: 45936213

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. 



1985 - 1989 Dutch Ph.D. (4 years research) - Delft University of Technology
1978 - 1985 Physical Metallurgy M.Sc. - Delft University of Technology

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Professional experience

2008 - Professor/ Section leader - Technical University of Denmark, Mechanical Engineering
1997 - 2007 Professor/ Section leader (IPL) - Technical University of Denmark, Manufacturing Engineering (and Management)
1990 - 1997 Assistent professor - Delft University of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering
1989 - 1990 Segment leader advanced materials characterization (CMTI) - Philips Plastics and Metalware Factories, Centre for Materials Technology and Innovation


Dutch, Danish, English, German


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

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  • Scripta Materialia

    ISSNs: 1359-6462

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-8456

    Pergamon Press, United Kingdom

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  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science

    ISSNs: 1073-5623

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1543-1940

    Springer New York, United States

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  • Journal of Alloys and Compounds

    ISSNs: 0925-8388

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-4669

    Elsevier, Netherlands

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