Dr. ir. S.E. (Erik) Offerman

Position:
  • Visiting professor
Expertise:
  • Metals processing, microstructures, and mechanical properties
  • Metals characterization with neutrons and synchrotron radiation
  • Metallurgy: steel, aluminium, magnesium




Professional experience

Erik Offerman graduated in 1999 in materials science and engineering from Delft University of Technology (TUD). In 2003 he received his PhD for the thesis entitled “Evolving microstructures in carbon steel: A neutron and synchrotron radiation study”.  He works as an associate professor at the department of materials science and engineering of TUD since 2008.

His scientific career developed via personal grants from the Dutch government for talented young researchers: Veni- and Vidi-grants. His Vidi-grant was related to fire-resistant steels. He has lead a joint research project between the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble (France) and TUD for 4-years to study the fundamental aspects of the evolution of the microstructure during processing of metals by using synchrotron radiation. He works closely with the metals processing industry. He was chairman of the EU-COST transdiciplinary strategic event ‘Materials in a resource-constrained world’ held in Delft from 18-20 November 2013, see http://www.cost.eu/events/materials". He is co-founder of the Centre for Sustainability, which is joint multidisciplinary centre of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, see http://www.centre-for-sustainability.nl.

Research Topic

Presently, he works as a visiting professor at CML. He works on resource effecient metal cycles.

Last Modified: 26-02-2016