Dr.-Ing. Anke Silvia Ulrich

Novel High-Temperature Alloys

"Testing of high temperature materials in aggressive atmospheres, under pressure, under cyclic or isothermal conditions, depending on your individual requirements, is one of our core competences. We are happy to be your contact partner in this respect."


since 2020

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


Graduation at the University Bayreuth (01/2020, Dr.-Ing.), Germany, Topic: „Development of heat-treatable Cr-Si-based alloys for high temperature applications: microstructure and oxidation"

EUROCORR Young Scientist Grant for a research stay at the University of Birmingham, UK, Development of refractory metal-based materials for CSP plants (Concentrated Solar Power)


Research stay at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Optimisation and investigation of high temperature coatings for Cr-Si-based alloys

2016 – 2020

PhD student at DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut, High Temperature Materials, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2015 – 2016

Scientist at DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut, High Temperature Materials, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Project: "Understanding the High‐Temperature Embrittlement of Titanium Aluminides and its Prevention"


Internship at Lodz University of Technology, Poland, Investigation of precipitate formation in heat-treatable Al-alloys

2012 – 2015

Student of M. Sc. Materials Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Master Thesis at DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut, high temperature materials: "Investigation of Protective Diffusion Coatings for Refractory Metals"

2008 – 2011

Student B. Sc. Materials Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Thesis: „Organic hetero junction for solar energy conversion: synchrotron induced photoelectron spectroscopy at the model system DH6T/C60"

Main Areas of Research

  • Coking and metal dusting supressing and catalytic inhibiting base materials
  • Investigation of the microstructural influence (additive manufactured, conventional manufactured, heat treated material) on metal dusting resistance of Ni-based alloys under pressure
  • Oxidation and corrosion resistance at high temperatures and investigation of the mechanisms
  • Development of refractory based alloys for ultra-high temperature applications
  • Light-weight materials for high temperature applications
  • Development and Testing of protective coatings for high temperature materials


M.C. Galetz, A.S. Ulrich, C. Oskay, D. Fähsing, N. Laska, U. Schulz, M. Schütze. Oxidation-induced microstructural changes of the TiAl TNM-B1 alloy after exposure at 900 °C in air

A.S. Ulrich. Entwicklung von ausscheidungshärtbaren Cr-Si-Basis-Legierungen für Hochtemperaturanwendungen: Mikrostruktur und Oxidation, Schriftenreihe des DECHEMA Forschungsinstituts, Universität Bayreuth, Shaker Verlag, 2020, ISBN 978-3-8440-7322-5

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 165 (2020), 108376, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2019.108376

P. Pfizenmaier, A.S. Ulrich, M.C. Galetz, U. Glatzel. Determination of heat treatment parameters by experiments and CALPHAD for precipitate hardening of Cr-Alloys with Si, Ge and Mo, Intermetallics 116 (2020), 106636, DOI: 10.1016/j.intermet.2019.106636

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", OXID MET (2019): 1-22.

A. S. Ulrich, P. Pfizenmaier, A. Solimani, U. Glatzel, M. C. Galetz. „Strengthened Cr-Si-base alloys for high temperature applications", INT J REFRACT MET H 76 (2018): 72-81.

A. S. Ulrich, N. Laska, A. Straubel, C. Leyens, R. Braun, M. C. Galetz, M. Schütze. „The oxidation behaviour of aluminium-rich coatings on the TiAl alloy TNM-B1", MATER HIGH TEMP 35.1-3 (2018): 204-216.

A. S. Ulrich, M. C. Galetz. „Protective aluminide coatings for refractory metals", OXID MET 86.5-6 (2016): 511 – 535


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