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Martin Steinbrück


Martin Steinbrueck


Dr. Martin Steinbrück studied chemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and received his Ph.D. in 1990.

After working for two years in a microelectronics company, he joined the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe FZK) in 1991. Since then, he has worked mainly in the fields of materials science and nuclear safety research. Dr. Steinbrück is head of the High-Temperature Materials Chemistry group at the Institute of Applied Materials. He is Principal Investigator of the QUENCH project dealing with the hydrogen source term and coolability during quenching of an overheated core in the framework of the KIT Nuclear Safety Program. He is particularly interested in materials behavior, oxidation, and nuclear component interactions at high temperatures. In recent years, Dr. Steinbrück has focused on accident tolerant fuel (ATF) cladding materials.

Dr. Steinbrück has published more than 150 papers cited in Scopus with an H-index of 34 (as of 04/2024). He is the organizer of the annual International QUENCH Workshop (