Prof. Dr.-Ing. Einar Kruis


apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Einar Kruis

Consultation Hour: on appointment

Room: BA 211

Phone: +49 (0)203 37 92899

Fax: +49 (0)203 37 93268


Scopus ID:56962743400

Curriculum Vitae


Born 9.6.1965 in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands

Academic career  
1983 – 1988

Studies of Chemical Engineering at Technical University Universität Delft (Neth.)

Wissenschaftliche Abschlüsse  

Außerplanmäßiger Professor at University Duisburg-Essen


Habilitation in Process technology of nanostructured materials; Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg; Topic: Synthesis of Nanoparticles in the Gas Phase for Functional Applications, Mentor: Prof. H. Fissan


PhD in chemical engineering (Dr.-Ing.); Technical University Universität Delft (Neth.); Topic: Particle Formation in a Laser-heated Aerosol Reactor Mentors: Prof. B. Scarlett, Prof. J. Schoonman

Professional experiences  

Academic Director at Institute for Technology of Nanostructures, Universität Duisburg-Essen

2001 – 2008

Akademischer Oberrat at Process- and Aerosol Measurement, Universität Duisburg-Essen, group leader of Nanoparticle

1995 – 2001

Oberingenieur at at Process- and Aerosol Measurement, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Prof.Dr.-Ing. H. Fissan), Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg

1993 – 1995

Postdoc and EU-Fellow, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimique, Nancy, Frankreich am Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, Nancy, Frankreich (Prof. J. Villermaux)


Guest scientist at Particle Technology (Prof. S.E. Pratsinis) in Dept of Chemical Engineering at the University Cincinnati (USA)

1988 – 1993

Scientific assistant at „Partikel Technology“ und „Inorganic Chemistry“ TU Delft, (Neth.) (Prof. B. Scarlett und Prof. J. Schoonman)


Arnold-Eucken Award
Smoluchowski Award

Funded Projects

„Synthesis of monodisperse semiconducting nanoparticles“, DFG, Collaborative Research Program 445 ‚Nanoparticles from the gas phase: Formation, structure, properties (1999-2010)

„Nanostructures functional materials for sensors“, DFG, Collaborative Research Program 445 ‚Nanoparticles from the gas phase: Formation, structure, properties (1999-2010)

„Mixing of nanoscale powders by bipolar aggregation“, DFG, Priority Program ‚Handling highly dispersed powders‘, (1998-2004)

„Development of a industrial system for mobility analysis “, DFG and Degussa-Hüls AG, Priority Program ‚Handling highly dispersed powders‘ and Porjetc house nanomaterials (2001-2004)

„Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer for SPP 1062“, DFG

„Distributed properties of solid particles by Monte Carlo simulations, MSWF (NRW) (2000-2002)

„CVS of annocrystalline metal oxides by pyrolysis of molecular precursor“, DFG, Priority Program Inorganic materials by gas-phase synthesis, with Prof.Dr. M. Drieß (Inorganic Chemistry, Rohr-Universität Bochum) (2001-2007)

„Charge effects on the properties of thermally synthesized nanoparticles “, AIF, with IUTA, Duisburg (2006-2008)

„Monte-Carlo simulations of carbon black synthesis”, DEGUSSA

„NANOSWITCH - Gd-Pd nanoparticle pair for hydrogen-induced switching “, EU Marie Curie action, Incoming International Fellowship, with Prof. B.R. Mehta (2006-2007)

„Combined CFD/Monte-Carlo methods for controlling the product properties in nanoparticle synthesis”, AIF/IGF, with IUTA and IVG, Duisburg (2009-2011)

„Scaling-up the synthesis of monodisperse nanoparticles“, Transferproject with RAMEM und Matter Engineering, DFG (2009-2012)

„Synthesis and integration of nanoparticles in PVD films for improvement of the tribological properties“, Transferproject with Federal Mogul, DFG (2010-2012)