Associate Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Galetz

Director DECHEMA Corrosion Center / High Temperature Corrosion

"We combine fundamental research with the real conditions in industry. Our many years of experience and understanding of processes and mechanisms enable us to quickly plan and develop solutions for our customers."


since 2017

Member of the Institute Directorate of the DECHEMA Research Institute


Habilitation at the University of Bayreuth, Germany; Lectures on corrosion, high-temperature corrosion and coating technology

since 2012

Head of the working group "High-Temperature Materials" of the DECHEMA Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Junior scientist in the working group "High-Temperature Corrosion" at the Karl-Winnacker-Institut of DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany


PhD at the University of Bayreuth, Germany "Influence of Temperature on Friction and Deformation Mechanisms in Artificial Knee Joints" (1.0 - Magna cum laude)


Degree in materials science at the University of Bayreuth, Germany

Main Areas of Research

  • High temperature corrosion (sulfidation, metal dusting, coating and molten salt corrosion)
  • New materials for high-temperature applications (chromium-based, titanium aluminides, abrasion-resistant high-temperature coatings)
  • Development of diffusion coatings (pack cementation, slurry coatings)
  • Lifetime prediction/modeling of coatings
  • Innovative concepts for protection against aggressive atmospheres such as vanadates and solar salt melts


A.S. Ulrich, P. Pfizenmaier, A. Solimani, U. Glatzel, M.C. Galetz
Improving the Oxidation Resistance of Cr-Si-based Alloys by Ternary Alloying
Corrosion Science (2019), 108376, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2019.108376

A. Donchev, M. Schütze, E. Ström, M.C. Galetz
Oxidation behaviour of the MAX-phases Ti2AlC and (Ti, Nb)2AlC at elevated temperatures with and without fluorine treatment
Journal of the European Ceramic Society 39 (2019), 4595 - 4601, DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2019.07.040

L. Krumm, M.C. Galetz
Corrosion of 15Mo3 carbon steel superheater tubes in waste incineration plants: A comparison between a field‐returned tube and laboratory tests
Materials and Corrosion (2019), DOI: 10.1002/maco.201911091

J.T. Bauer, X. Montero, M.C. Galetz
Fast heat treatment methods for al slurry diffusion coatings on alloy 800 prepared in air
Surface and Coatings Technology (2019), DOI: j.surfcoat.2019.125140

C. Oskay, T.M. Meißner, C. Dobler, B. Grégoire, M.C. Galetz
Scale Formation and Degradation of Diffusion Coatings Deposited on 9% Cr Steel in Molten Solar Salt
Coatings 9 (2019), 687, DOI: 10.3390/coatings9100687

W.-T. Chen, B. Li, M.C. Galetz, B. Gleeson
STEM Characterization of Metal Dusting Corrosion in Ni-based Alloy 600 and Fe-based Alloy 800H Exposed to a High Pressure Environment
Microscopy and Microanalysis 25 (2019), 2332 - 2333, DOI: 10.1017/S143192761901239X

T.M. Meißner, C. Oskay, D. Fähsing, M.C. Galetz
Improving optical properties of diffusion-based absorber coatings for CSP tower systems
AIP Conference Proceedings 2126 (2019), DOI: 10.1063/1.5117511

A.S. Ulrich, T. Kaiser, E. Ionescu, R. Riedel, M.C. Galetz
Reactive Element Effect Applied by Alloying and SiHfBCN Coating on the Oxidation of Pure Chromium
Oxidation of Metals (2019), DOI: 10.1007/s11085-019-09926-w

T. König, X. Montero, M.C. Galetz
Hot corrosion Type II of FeCr‐based model alloys for boiler and heat exchanger applications
Materials and Corrosion 70 (2019), 1371-1384, DOI: 10.1002/maco.201810640

S. Virtanen, M. Weiser, H.-E. Zschau, M. Göken, M.C. Galetz, C. Zenk, S. Neumeier
Influence of Co to Ni ratio in γ'-strengthened model alloys on oxidation resistance and the efficacy of the halogen effect at 900°C
Corrosion Science 156 (2019), 84-95, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2019.05.007

L. Mengis, C. Grimme, M.C. Galetz
High-temperature sliding wear behavior of an intermetallic γ–based TiAl alloy
Wear 426-427 Part A (2019), 341-347, DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2018.11.025

M.C. Galetz, C. Oskay, S. Madloch
Microstructural degradation and interdiffusion behavior of NiAl and Ge-modified NiAl Coatings on Alloy 602 CA
Surface and Coatings Technology 364 (2019), 211-217, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.02.048

A. Stenzel, D. Fähsing, M. Schütze, M.C. Galetz
Volatilization kinetics of chromium oxide, manganese oxide, and manganese chromium spinel at high temperatures in environments containing water vapor
Materials and Corrosion 70 (2019), 1426-1438, DOI: 10.1002/maco.201810655

S.A. Azarmehr, K. Shirvani, A. Solimani, M. Schütze, M.C. Galetz
Effects of Pt and Si on the low temperature hot corrosion of aluminide coatings exposed to Na2SO4-60 mol% V2O5 salt
Surface and Coatings Technology 362 (2019), 252-261, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.01.116

C. Oskay, M.C. Galetz, H. Murakami
Mechanical behaviour of conventional, Pt- and Pt/Ir-modified NiAl diffusion coatings after thermocyclic exposure at 1100°C
Materials at High Temperatures 36 (2019), 404-416, DOI: 10.1080/09603409.2019.1591064

Participation in Committees and Professional Societies

Chairman of Working Group 3 "Hot Gases", European Federation of Corrosion
Vice Chairman of the Processnet working group "Materials Engineering"
Scientific Advisory Board of Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden


  • DECHEMA e.V.
  • TMS
  • DGM
  • DKG