Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz

Fields of research

  • Gas-phase synthesis of tailored nanoparticles
  • Laser diagnostics in reactive flows and in internal combustion engines
  • Analysis of high-temperature reaction kinetics


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Room: 3.10 (NETZ)
Phone: +49 203 379 8163
Fax:       +49 203 379 8159
E-Mail: Christof Schulz

Curriculum Vitae

Diploma in Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Prof. M. Kappes, Germany
PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Prof. J. Wolfrum, Germany
Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, USA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. R. K. Hanson
Head of group "Laser Diagnostics in Combustion" at University of Heidelberg, Institute of Physical Chemistry
Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University
Venia legendi for Physical Chemistry at University of Heidelberg
Habilitation thesis: Laser-based imaging diagnostics for the measurement of concentrations, temperature and velocity in combustion processes and reacting fluids
since July 2004
Full Professor, Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics – Reactive Fluids, University of Duisburg-Essen
since 2021
Founding Co-Director of the Research Alliance Ruhr Research Center Future Energy Materials and Systems

Professional Activities

CENIDE, Center for Nanointegration, Duisburg-Essen: Board member (since 2017). Associate Director (2007-2010), Scientific Director (2010-2015)
NETZ, NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum: Scientific Director (since 2008)
IUTA, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology, Duisburg, Member of the Board of Directors ( 2008-2017); Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2017)
CER.UDE, Center for Energy Research, University of Duisburg-Essen: Member of the Scientific board (since 2009)
DFG, German Research Foundation, elected member of review board „Energieverfahrenstechnik" (2008–2016), Member of the Senate Committee for Collaborative Research Centers and scientific member of the Grants Committee on Collaborative Research Centers (2020–2023)
International Combustion Institute: Member of the Board (2012-2018), Member of the Board of Directors of the German section (2007-2021)
Research Center Future Energy Materials and Systems Founding Co-Director (since 2021)
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (PECS) (seit 2015)
Co-Editor: Applied Physics B
Member of Editorial Board: Powder Technology, Applications in Energy and Combustion Science

Scholarships and Awards

1991 Scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
1991 Award of Jubiläums-Staatsstiftung des Landes Baden-Württemberg (University of Karlsruhe)
1995 Scholarship Dr. Sophie-Bernthsen Stipendium, (University of Heidelberg)
1998 Werner von Siemens Medal of the Stiftung Werner von Siemens Ring
1999 Freudenberg Award (Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg)
1999 BMW Scientific Award
2014 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis
2017 Fellow of the Combustion Institute


Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, DPG
Verein deutscher Ingenieure, VDI
The Combustion Institute
Optical Society of America, OSA
Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE