CER.UDE – Member

Primary Investigators

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Prof. Dr. Burak Atakan

Faculty of Engineering

Thermodynamics
 
Research Focus:

  • Pollutant Formation in Combustion
  • Thin Film Formation with Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and sol-gel Techniques
  • Properties of Organo-metallic and organic compounds (as CVD precursors)
  • In-Situ Diagnostics: Gas Phase
  • Analysis of Solid Samples
  • Thermodynamic Reaction- and Phase Equilibria
  • Thermodynamic Cycles and Energy Conversion
  • Novel nano catalyst for cabin air filters

Prof. Dr. Dieter Bathen

Faculty of Engineering
 
Thermal Process Engineering

Research Focus:

  • Physico-chemical characterization of adsorbents
  • Adsorption of phenolic compounds from liquid hydrocarbons
  • Adsorption of water from organic solvents
  • Adsorption of sulfur-containing components from natural gases
  • Adsorption of odors and toxins from gases
  • Hydrogen storage in sodium alanates
  • Absorption of carbon dioxide from flue gases using amine solutions
  • Absorption of mercury from flue gases

Prof. Dr. Niels Benson

Faculty of Engineering
 
Institute for Nano Structures and Technology (NST)

Workgroup: Photovoltaic

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 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Brillert

Faculty of Engineering

Chair of Turbomachinery

Research Focus:

  • Strömung mit Phasenwechselphänumenen
  • Strömungsmaschinen für alternative Fluide und Kreisläufe
  • Fluid- und Strukturdynamik von Maschinenkomponenten
  • Optimierung des Strömungspfades

Dr. Mustapha Fikri

Faculty of Engineering
 
Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics

Research Focus:

  • Analysis of high-temperatures reaction kinetics
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Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann

Faculty of Engineering

Chair for Business Administration and Production Management

Research Focus:

  • Modelling and optimization of production and logistic systems

  • Sustainable use of renewable raw materials

  • Industrial risk management

Prof. Dr. Angelika Heinzel

Faculty of Engineering
 
Insitute for Energy Technology

Fuel cell research center ZBT GmbH

Research Focus:

  • Brennstoffzellenentwicklung
  • Wasserstoffproduktion
Holger Hirsch

Prof. Dr. Holger Hirsch

Faculty of Engineering

Power Transmission and Storage

Research Focus:

  • Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV)
  • Powerline Communications (PLC)
  • Hochspannungstechnik

Prof. Dr. Michael Horn-von Hoegen

Faculty of Physics

Experimental Physics

Research Focus:

  • Nanostrukturierung von Oberflächen
  • metallische Quantendrähte
Klaus Görner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Klaus Görner

Faculty of Engineering

Environmental Process Engineering and Plant Design

Research Focus:

  • Commputional Procedures
  • Energy and Environment respectively Energy Management
  • Thermal Waste Treatment
  • Environmental Process Engineering
  • Computional Fluid Dynamics (for Civil Engineers)

Prof. Dr. Nils Hartmann

Faculty of Chemistry

Surface Dynamics Group

Research Focus:

  • Laserbearbeitung von Nanomaterialien
  • Chemische Laserstrukturierung ultradünner organischer Beschichtungen
  • Lasertemper von Nanopartikelfilmen
  • Laserbearbeitung mesoporöpser Materialien

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kaiser

Faculty of Engineering
 
Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics

Laser diagnostics in reactive flows and in internal combustion engines

 

Research Focus:

  • Entwicklung und Anwendung Laser-basierter Techniken für die berührungsfreie Messung von Konzentrationen, Temperatur, Tropfen- und Partikelgröße und Geschwindigkeit in reaktiven Strömungen
  • Quantitative bildgebende Messungen für Spezieskonzentrationen und Temperaturen in Flammen, Motoren, reaktiven und nicht-reaktiven Strömungen
  • Entwicklung minimalinvasiver laseroptischer Detektionsverfahren für die Diagnostik in Hohlräumen durch kleine optische Zugänge
  • Analyse der spektroskopischen Eigenschaften organischer Moleküle und nanopartikulärer Substanzen
  • Motorenforschung in optisch zugänglichen Kolbenmotoren und Untersuchung turbulenter reaktiver Strömungen unter Nutzung von Laser-basierter in-situ Diagnostik

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Enery Trading and Finance

Research Focus:

  • Valuation and risk management of credit related (derivative) securities (Credit derivatives, collateralized debt obligations, exotic credit portfolio derivatives)
  • Valuation of Energy derivatives, risk management for utilities
  • Application of methods from financial mathematics in insurance (valuation of guarantees, longevity risk, solvency II)
  • Interest rate modelling, LIBOR models, Valuation of exotic interest rate derivatives

Prof. Dr. Wojciech Kowalczyk

Faculty of Engineering

Institute for Mechatronics and System Dynamics

Mechanics and Robotics

Research Focus:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Thermo-fluid mechanics
  • Multiphase flow (phase changes, particle flow)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Computational Structural Dynamics (CSD)
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)

Prof. Dr. Axel Lorke

Faculty of Physics

Experimental Physics

Research Focus:

  • Selbstorganisierte Nanostrukturen
  • Nanopartikel aus der Gasphase
  • Quanten-Hall-Effekt
  • Nanomanipulation
  • Ballistischer Transport, Gleichrichter und Ratschen
  • Oberflächenphysik

Prof. Dr. Doro C. Lupascu 

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering / Institute for Materials Science

Research Focus:

- Functional Materials:

  • Ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics
  • Multiferroic composites and their physico-mechanical characterization
  • Development of lead-free piezoelectrics
  • Multiferroic composites
  • Lead-free piezoelectrics

- Building Materials:

  • High temperature materials and thermal insulation

Prof.Dr.rer.nat. Rolf Möller

Faculty of Physics

Experimental Physics

Surface Science

Research Focus:

  • Ballistic Transport through Nano Structures
  • Electronic Excitations by Surface Reactions
  • Friction and Damping on the Atomic Scale
  • Electronic Properties of Metallic Heterostructures
  • Organic Nanostructures
  • Lego Probe Microscope
  • Electrical Conductivity on the Atomic Scale

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bettar Ould el Moctar

Faculty of Engineering

Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems

Prof. Dr.  Roland Schmechel

Faculty of Engineering

Nano Structures and Technology (NST)

Research Focus:

  • Synthesis and Deposition of Nanoparticles

  • New Materials for Electronic Applications

  • Gassensoric
  • Printable Electronic
  • Thermoelectric
  • Photovoltaic

 Prof. Dr. Martina Schmid

Fakultät für Physik

Experimentalphysik

Multi-optische Konzepte für die Solarenergie

 

Forschungsgebiete:

- Chalkopyrit-basierte Photovoltaik:

   schwerpunktmäßig Cu(In,Ga)Se2-Dünnschichtsolarzellen

- Nano- und Mikrostrukturen zur Lichtführung:

  photonisch aktive Nanoteilchen und Mikrokonzentratoren

- Multi-physikalische Simulationen:

   optische, elektrische und thermische Materialeigenschaften

 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Schröder

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering / Mechanics

Research Focus:

  • Nichtlineare Kontinuumsmechanik und Materialtheorie.
  • Finite Element Formulierungen und Lösungsalgorithmen.
  • Homogenisierungsverfahren und Mikro-Makro-Übergänge heterogener Materialien
Christof Schulz

Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz

Faculty of Engineering

Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics

Research Focus:

  • Nanoparticle Synthesis
  • Laser Diagnostics in Combustion
  • Chemical Kinetics at High Temperatures

Professor Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Schulz

Faculty of Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Research Focus:

  • Synthesis of organometallic compounds

  • Material Sciences

Christoph Weber

Prof. Dr. Christoph Weber

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Management Sciences and Energy Economic

Research Focus:

  • Risikomanagement in Energiemärkten
  • Liberalisierung des Energiemarkts
  • Anwendung von Methoden des Operations Research auf Fragestellungen der Energiewirtschaft

Prof.-Dr. Renatus Widmann

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering / Urban Water- and Waste-Management

Research Focus:

  • Biological waste treatment

  • Bio-gas process
  • Fuel cells for bio-gas
  • Biological methane oxidation in landfill sufaces
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Waste water treatment
  • Immobilization of waste
  • Biosensorics
  • Kinetics of material reduction
  • Modeling of material reduction

Dr. Hartmut Wiggers

Faculty of Engineering

Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics

Research Focus:

  • Nanoparticle formation from the gasphase

Dr.-Ing. Irenäus Wlokas

Faculty of Engineering

Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics

Research Focus:

  • Transport phenomena in continuous media
  • Transport phenomena in granular media
  • Numerical methods for partial differential equations
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Chemistry modeling and simulation of particle synthesis and reacting flows
  • Kinetics of nanoparticle formation and growth in gas phase reactions
  • Nanoparticle synthesis from the gas phase in flame-, wall-, and plasma-heated reactors

 Prof. Dr. Dietrich Wolf

Faculty of Physics

Institute for Computational and Statistical Physics

Research Topics

  • Granular Matter

  • FrictionFriction

  • Nano-particles

  • Epitaxial growth

  • Traffic

Paticipating Institutions

Center for Computational Sciences and Simulation (CCSS)

CCSS includes 35 UDE research groups working in the field of scientific computing. One primary activity is building a knowledge base for scientific computing with open-source software in the field of energy research and technology. UDE’s new high performance supercomputer, acquired in 2010, is administered by CCSS.

Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE)

CeNIDE was founded in 2005 as an umbrella organization to support the diverse nanoscience activities at UDE. CeNIDE helps to build bridges between 45 research groups from the Faculties of Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine who are working on strongly interdisciplinary research focus areas. CeNIDE encourages research collaboration by hosting regular workshops and providing access to university-wide resources.

Partner Institutes

Institute for Energy and Environmental Technology (IUTA)

Am IUTA entwickeln 152 Mitarbeiter verfahrens- technische Ansätze zur Abgasreinigung, Gas- aufbereitung, CO2-Abtrennung und Filtration. Eine einzigartige Anlage zur Synthese hochspezifischer Nanopartikel im Kilogramm-Maßstab wurde in Kooperation mit der UDE aufgebaut. 

Center for Fuel Cell Technology (ZBT)

The ZBT is a center for research on and the development of fuel cell technology systems. The over 100 employees work on topics spanning from materials development and characterization to manufacturing technology and the design of integrated systems.

ef.Ruhr

ef.Ruhr forms a regional competence network for innovative energy technologies by bundling energy research at the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr, UAMR (Duisburg-Essen, Bochum, Dortmund).

Paticipating Large-Scale Coordinated Projects

Nano Energy Technology Center (NETZ)

The goal of NETZ, an interdisciplinary research project which is active since 2009, is the synthesis of functional nanomaterials for applications in energy technology. A custom-designed research building will be ready for operation in 2012. This state-of-the-art facility will house linked facilities in neighboring labs, bringing the coupling of the synthesis of particles with colloid- and polymer chemistry, coating technology, sintering, and laser processing into a single production chain.

SFB 616: Energy Dissipation at Surfaces

The transformation of energy from one type to another accompanies almost all processes in nature. The collaborative research center “SFB 616” targets elementary processes accompanied with energy dissipation at surfaces. The program covers the entire spectrum of stimulation and relaxation, from the eV regime (particle interaction, laser stimulation, surface reactions), phonon and friction losses in the meV regime, to the μeV area (electromigration).

ICAN

Interdisciplinary Center for Analytics on the Nanoscale (ICAN)

ICAN brings the spectrum of cutting-edge materials characterization methods on the UDE campus into one unit that can provide critical services to CER.UDE members. ICAN has both state-of-the-art facilities and long-standing experience in structural, chemical, electronic, electrical, and optical analysis, in part with nanometer and sub-picosecond spatial and temporal resolution.