Research Institute of Inorganic Materials - Glass / Ceramics
Marcel Engels was awarded the degree of Engineer Chemical Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven Netherlands before he started working for Sphinx Sanitaryware and Tiles in the Netherlands as head of Ceramic Technological Support in 1991. From 1997 on he was Project Manager Ceramics Department of the TNO-TPD Institute for Applied Physics Eindhoven Netherlands. Since 2002 he has been Project Manager Silicate Ceramics at the Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe – Glas/Keramik GmbH Höhr-Grenzhausen.
Throughout his career he has, as the Dutch delegate in the CEN/TC 67, been involved in development and application of tile standard tests, including slip resistance on ceramic tiles. As FGK project manager he is specialized in surface characterisation and slip testing, which was the basis for his participation in the SlipSTD Project. He is currently focused on surface characterization techniques for ceramic tiles, wear and durability aspects and cleanability of ceramic surfaces. In this regard he supports legally appointed building experts and performs assessments and research as appointed expert by courts. He has been recently accepted as a member of the German mirror committee NA 062-08-82 AA of CEN/TC 339 Slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces - Methods of evaluation. He provides lectures and presentations on national and international symposia and seminars for ceramic engineers, industrial associations and expert organizations.