Uni DuE
Faculty of Chemistry

Head of Technical Chemistry I

Prof. habil. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Barcikowski

University of Duisburg-Essen

Faculty of Chemistry, Technical Chemistry I and

Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE)

Universitätsstraße 7

45141 Essen

Phone:            +49 201 183 3150

E-Mail:            stephan.barcikowski@uni-due.de

WWW:            www.uni-due.de/barcikowski

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


Stephan Barcikowski studied chemistry in Braunschweig and Hannover, and made his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Materials). At the Laser Zentrum Hannover, Barcikowski built up the Nanomaterials group, and later led the institute’s Materials Processing Department. In 2010, he co-founded the company Particular GmbH. Since 2011, he chairs the Institute of Technical Chemistry I at the University of Duisburg-Essen and he is scientific director of the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen CENIDE since 2015. Stephan Barcikowski has more than 500 scientific publications on nanomaterials and laser processing, including more than 150 reviewed papers and patent files. Recently, he launched the scientific video channel 'nanofunction' on youtube with more than 11,000 annual visits. He serves editing the Journals Applied Surface Science and Scientific Reports.

Academic Training and Scientific Degrees


Habilitation and Venia legendi (Technical Chemistry), Leibniz University of Hannover,
Topic: Laser-generated Nanomaterials, Mentor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheper

PhD (Dr.-Ing.), Mechanical Engineering, Leibniz University of Hannover,
Advisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Dr. med. h.c. H. Haferkamp
1999–2000        Studies of Engineering (Hauptstudium zur Promotionszulassung), Leibniz University of Hannover
1995–1998        Studies of Chemistry (Diplom), Leibniz University of Hannover, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheper
1991–1995        Studies of Chemistry (Vordiplom), Technical University of Braunschweig

Professional Scientific Activities

since 2015         Scientific Director, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE)
since 2014         Vice Director, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE)
since 2011         Full Professor, Technical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen
Head of Department “Materials and Processes” with 25 scientific staff, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (private, non-profit research center)
2009                   Co-Founding the Company Particular GmbH (www.particular.eu)
2004–2010        Head of Group “Nanomaterials”, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

Guest Scientist (10 Weeks, several visits), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Geochemistry, Sydney, Australia
1998–2004        Scientific Employee, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
1998                   Scientific Employee, Rofin-Sinar Laser AG (Laser Manufacturing), Hamburg
1991–1994        Trainee at Volkswagen AG, Salzgitter

Awards (Selection)

2013                 Best Faculty Teacher (Lehrpreis), Faculty of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen
2012                 Nominated for the Berthold Leibinger Innovation Award
2009                 1st price of national business plan competition “Medical Technology”, Startbahn MedEcon Ruhr
2008                 Award in the regional business plan competition, category “Health and Wellness”, Hannover Impuls GmbH
2007                 Award “Hochschul-Impuls” of the HannoverImpuls GmbH for the idea “Rapid Nanomaterial Manufacturing”
2006                 1st price for scientific work (dissertation), Foundation of Industrial Research, Bonn

Further Activities (Selection)

since 2017        
Coordinator, DFG Priority Program (SPP) 2122, "New materials for laser-based additive manufacturing"
since 2017        
Editorial Board, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group
since 2014        

Member of the Scientific Board, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE),
University of Duisburg-Essen
since 2014         Editor, Applied Surface Svience, Elsevier
since 2013        

Board Member, Section "Nanotechnology", NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik Cluster for the Ministry of Innovation,
Science and Research (www.nmwp.nrw.de)
2013                  Guest Editor, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, RSC
2012–2017        Editor-in-Chief, Journal BioNanoMaterials, De Gruyter
2012                  Guest Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ACS
since 2012        

Mentor, "mentoring³" Program for female junior scientists,
University Alliance Ruhr (UARuhr; Universities Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg-Essen)
since 2012         Member, Commission for Development and Finance, University of Duisburg-Essen
since 2011         Principal Investigator, DFG Priority Research Program (SPP) 1313, "Nano-Bio-Responses"
since 2011         Member, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), University of Duisburg-Essen
since 2011         Member, Center for Medical Biotechnology (ZMB), University of Duisburg-Essen
Member, DFG Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 599, "Zukunftsfähige bioresorbierbare und permanente Implantate"
2007–2012        Founding Member, DFG Excellence Cluster "REBIRTH – From Regenerative Biology to Reconstructive Surgery"
2007–2011        Founding Member, DFG Collaborative Transregional Research Center (SFB TR) 37, "Micro and Nano Systems in Medicine"
since 2009        Principal Investigator, DFG Priority Research Program (SPP) 1327, "Optically generated nanostructures"
PhD Program Committee Member "Regenerative Science", Hannover Biomedical Research School, Medical University Hannover

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