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CURRICULUM VITAE Of Dr. Helmut Clemens

Born
July 26, 1957 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria (Austrian citizenship)

Education and Training
1997

Habilitation (Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification). Subject: Intermetallic Materials; Montanuniversität Leoben
1987
Ph.D. (Dr. mont.), Montanuniversität Leoben, Materials Science
1983
M.S., Montanuniversität Leoben, Materials Science

Employment history
Montanuniversität Leoben, Professor, Head of the Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing, 7/2003 - present.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Head of the Institute for Materials Research. Responsible for the areas “Metal Physics”, “New Materials” and “Neutron Activities” in a joint appointment as Professor at the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, 7/2000-6/2003.
University of Stuttgart, Professor, Institute of Physical Metallurgy, 3/1997-6/2000.
Plansee AG, Head of the R&D group “Intermetallic Materials”, 2/1990-2/1997.
Montanuniversität Leoben, Research Assistant at the Department of Physics, 1987-90.

Biographical Sketch
Helmut Clemens is one of the internationally most renowned experts in the field of structural intermetallic materials, with particular focus on light-weight titanium aluminides, so-called ɤ-TiAl based alloys. The most important advantage of TiAl alloys is their almost half specific weight, when compared to the presently used Nickel-base superalloys. The alloys and processing technology developed by the research group of Dr. Clemens and his industrial partners are considered as key elements to be used in the next generation of eco-friendly combustion engines, where they partly replace heavy superalloys. Dr. Clemens is the Head of the Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing at the Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria. For his scientific contributions, Dr. Clemens was awarded the Rektor-Platzer-Ring of the Montanuniversität Leoben in 1983, the Georg-Sachs Prize of the German Society of Materials Science in 1995, the University Research Award of the Industry of the Austrian Industrial Society in 2006, and the Wolfgang-Houska Prize of the B&C Foundation, Austria, in 2010, among others.

Publications
Advanced Intermetallic TiAl Alloys: (with S. Mayer), Advanced Engineering Materials, Review Article, 2012.
Technology and Properties of Advanced -TiAl Based Alloys: (with several co-authors), Int. Journal of Materials Research and Advanced Techniques, 2009.
Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science: (edited with W. Reimers, A.R. Pyzalla and A. Schreyer), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2008.
Gamma Titanium Aluminides 2003: (edited with Y-W. Kim and A.H. Rosenberger), TMS, Warrendale, USA, 2003.

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