People: Research groups

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Corina Andronescu

Faculty of Chemistry
Technical Chemistry III

NETZ 4.21
+49 203 37-93442

Electrochemical catalysis

  • Synthesis and in-depth characterization of non-noble metal based electrocatalysts for energy conversion and synthesis of platform chemicals
  • Electrochemical investigation of hybrid electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions, the hydrogen evolution reaction and electrocatalytic alcohol oxidation
  • Synthesis of stable and selective electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction for a closed carbon-cycle economy

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Barcikowski

Faculty of Chemistry
Chemical Technology I

S07 S01 C29
+49 201 18-33150

Laser-Generated Functional Nanoparticles and Materials

  • Bioactive nanocomposites and bioconjugation of gold nanoparticles
  • Nanoparticle polymer composites
  • Dispersion and fragmentation of aggregates
  • Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts – supported particles


Dr. Viktor Čolić

Max Planck Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion
Electrochemistry for Energy Conversion

NETZ 4.18
+49 203 37-98235


  • Alloy catalysts for energy conversion reactions
  • Electrosynthesis of wide-use chemicals
  • Electrolyte effects in electrocatalysis
  • Support-catalyst interactions in energy conversion reactions


Dr. Torsten Endres

Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Energy and Materials Processes (EMPI) – Reactive Fluids

MA 444B
+49 203 37-93505

Laser-based gas phase and aerosol diagnostics

  • Laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) of tracer species
  • Laser diagnostics in nanoparticle pilot plants
  • Laser-induced incandenscence (LII) of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles
  • Chemiluminescence in flames and plasmas

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Hardt

HSW Materials

NETZ 1.21
+49 2832 9787 033

Nanomaterials and Process Technology

  • Synthesis of nanoparticles
  • Further processing of nanomaterials
  • Process development
  • Scale-up
  • Plant engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kempf

Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Energy and Materials Processes (EMPI) - Fluid Dynamics

NETZ 1.09A
+49 203 37-98099

Simulation of Reactive Flows

  • Nano-particle synthesis
  • Multi scale modelling
  • Chemical mechanisms
  • Turbulent combustion
  • Large eddy simulation


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kirchartz

Faculty of Engineering
Nanostructure technology and Research Center Jülich


NETZ 3.21
+49 203 37-98183

Thin-Film Photovoltaics

  • Organic and hybrid photovoltaics
  • Electrical characterization and simulation of solar cells
  • Electroluminescence as characterization tool for solar cells


Prof. Dr. Khadijeh Mohri

Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Energy and Materials Processes (EMPI) - Fluid Dynamics

NETZ 1.10
+49 203 37-98124


  • Development and application of tomographic techniques in energy and process technology
  • Three-dimensional diagnostics based on multi-simultaneous measurements
  • Tomographic imaging of different combusting flows including flame-based nanoparticle synthesis processes
  • Development of the Evolutionary reconstruction technique (ERT)
  • Development of the Background-oriented schlieren tomography (BOST)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Franziska Muckel

Faculty of Engineering

Electrical Engineering Materials

NETZ U1.11
+49 203 37-98027

Electroenergetic Functional Materials

  • Optoelectronic devices for flexible electronics
  • Electronic and optical properties of solvent-based materials and nanoscale devices
  • Microscopic analysis of optoelectronic energy conversion in thin film materials

Dr. Sven Reichenberger

Faculty of Chemistry
Technical Chemistry I

NETZ 1.16
+49 203 37-98116

Development of nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts

  • Multinary metallic and oxide carrier catalysts
  • Laser-based crystal defects and surface modification of colloidal nanoparticles
  • Colloidal adsorption processes
  • Fragmentation of colloidal particles and catalysts


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gabi Schierning

Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Energy and Material Processes (EMPI) - Applied Quantum Materials and
Research Center Future Energy Materials and Systems

MG 170
+49 203 37-98121

Electronic transport

  • Electronic transport in nanoparticles
  • Electronic transport at solid state phase transitions


Prof. Dr. Roland Schmechel

Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Technology for Nanostructures (NST)

BA 212
+49 203 37-93347

Functional Nanoparticulate Layers and Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposites for Electronic Applications

  • Printable Electronics
  • Photovoltaic
  • Thermoelectric


Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz

Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Energy and Materials Processes (EMPI) - Reactive Fluids

NETZ 3.10
+49 203 37-98163

Reactive Flows

  • Synthesis of nanoparticles from the gas phase
  • Laser-based gas-phase and aerosol diagnostics
  • Combustion and ignition processes
  • High-temperature chemical kinetics
  • Internal combustion engines


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Doris Segets

Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Energy and Materials Processes (EMPI) - Particle Science and Technology

NETZ 4.15
+49 203 37-98230

Particle Technology

  • Characterization of colloidal interfaces
  • Formulation of funtional nanomaterials
  • Scalable, roll-to-roll printing technologies


Prof. Dr. Mathias Ulbricht

Faculty of Chemistry
Technical Chemistry II

S07 S01 C48
+49 201 18-33151

Functional Polymer Materials

  • Membranes and membrane-based technologies
  • Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), stimuli-responsive polymers
  • Surface functionalization of materials
  • Nanocomposite

Prof. Dr. Heiko Wende

Faculty of Physics
Experimental Physics

MD 464
+49 203 37-92838/92385

Elementspecific Magnetic Properties of Nanostructures

  • Magnetic bio-molecules on surfaces
  • Ultrathin films and their interfaces for spintronic devices
  • Magnetic anisotropy, orbital and spin moments of magnetic nanoparticles
  • Magnetic coupling phenomena in nanostructures

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wiggers

Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Energy and Materials Processes (EMPI) - Reactive Fluids

NETZ 0.19
+49 203 37-98087

Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials

  • Synthesis of nanoparticles in the gas phase
  • Impedance spectroscopy of nanomaterials/solid state sensor materials
  • Electrical properties of mesoscopic systems


Dr. Nicolas Wöhrl

Faculty of Physics
Experimental Physics

+49 203 37-93131

Plasma applications

  • Plasma deposition of (nanostructured) carbon materials
  • Plasma modification of surfaces
  • Science communication