Dr Michael Rohwerder has been the Group Leader of Corrosion, Department Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, (MPIE) in Düsseldorf, Germany since 2000. He studied physics at the University of Hamburg, finished his dissertation at the University of Düsseldorf and after postdoctoral research at the University of Texas (Austin) accepted a position at the University of Erlangen at the Chair for Corrosion and Surface Engineering (Prof. M. Stratmann), where he built up a lab for high temperature research. At the MPIE he is responsible for corrosion-related research, covering a wide range from novel zinc alloy coatings, self-healing organic coatings, hydrogen in metals to high-temperature grain boundary oxidation. He was awarded a Laboratory from the Christian Doppler Society in 2008 (CDL for Diffusion and Segregation, 2008-2014) and has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and holds a WoS-based H-index of 35. Dr Michael Rohwerder is supervising a project in the next round.