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Prof. Dr. Burak Atakan


Raum MB 463
Telefon: +49(0)203 37-93355
Telefax: +49(0)203 37-91594
E-Mail: burak.atakan@uni-due.de


Curriculum vitae


Date of birth (Ankara/ Turkey)

1983 - 1988

Studied chemistry in Heidelberg


Diploma in Chemistry

Diploma work in Physical Chemistry (group: Prof. J. Wolfrum)

1988 - 1992

PhD-Work, University of Heidelberg (group: Prof. J. Wolfrum)
Topic: Laserspectroscopic investigations of radical reactions in the H-C-N-O system
Method: Laserphotolysis-laser induced fluorescence

1993 - 1995

Scientist at DLR, Stuttgart (German aerospace center)
Institute: Physical chemistry of combustion (Prof. Just, Dr. Stricker)
Topic: Laser diagnostic for high-pressure combustion and two-phase combustion

1995 - 2000

Scientific Assistant at the University of Bielefeld
Institute: Physical Chemistry 1 (Frau Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus)


Habilitation in Physical Chemistry (University of Bielefeld)
Topic: Mechanistic studies in high-temperature systems: flames, diamond-CVD and galliumnitride

since 2002

Full Professor (Chair) of Thermodynamics
at the Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg
(now: Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Department of engineering (Section: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Institute of Combustion and Gasdynamics)



Benningsen-Foerder-Preis of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen


Fellow oft the Combustion Institute


Bunsengesellschaft f. Phys. Chemie
ProcessNet Technical Comitee Thermodynamics (appointed member)
Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE)
Center for Energy Research an der Universität Duisburg-Essen (CER.UDE)
German Section of the Combustion Institute
WATT (Chair from 2012, Reelection 2013 and 2015)
Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE)

Research Interests

Chemical Vapor Deposition, Thin Film Formation
(Thermal) Energy Conversion
Reactive Systems
Diagnostics: Mass spectrometry, Laser Diagnostics
Thermographic Phosphors for Surface Temperature measurements
Thermodynamic Properties of Organo-Metallic Compounds
Vapor Liquid Equilibria
Chemical Vapor Infiltration in Porous media
Sol-Gel Deposition
Modelling of Complex Equilibria and Kinetic modelling

Speaker of the DFG Research Unit 1993 'Multi-functional conversion of chemical species and energy'


for Organizations

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK)
GIF (German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development)
Georgia National Science Foundation
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS(Belgien


PCCP,J. Materials Chemistry, J. Luminescence, Open Journal of Thermodynamics, CVD, Combustion and Flame, Chemistry of Materials, Progr. Energy and Combust. Sci., Thermochimica Acta, Int. J. Therm.Sci., J. Mat. Res., Appl.Phys. B, Angewandte Chemie, Chem. Comm., Fluid Phase Equilibria, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, PCCP, Surface Coat. Techn., Fuel, Cryst. Eng. Comm., etc

Proceedings/ Conferences

Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
Euro-CVD Conference
ECOS Conference

Academic Self-Administration


Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Engineering of the Universität Duisburg-Essen


Member of the Senate of the Universität Duisburg-Essen (Chair 2014-2016)