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Functional Nanoporous Materials

When Feb 09, 2018
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Goldsmiths' Room 1, Dept of Materials Science, West Cambridge
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Speaker: Prof Stefan Kaskel, Technical University Dresden

Stefan Kaskel studied chemistry at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen (Germany), and received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the same University in solid state chemistry, under the guidance of Prof. J. Strähle. As a Feodor-Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation he worked with J. Corbett at Ames Laboratory, USA (1998-2000) on intermetallic compounds. He was a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr (2000-2004) in the group of F. Schüth and after his habilitation at Ruhr University (Bochum) in 2004 in the area of heterogeneous catalysis, he became full professor for Inorganic Chemistry at Technical University Dresden. Since 2008 he is also business field leader at Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden in personal union.

His research interests are focused on porous and nanostructured materials (synthesis, structure, function) for applications in energy storage, catalysis, batteries and separation technologies. He has been working on MOFs since 2002 but also other porous materials, CVD, CNTs, adsorption, printing and lithium sulfur batteries. He received the nanotechnology award of the German Ministry of Science and Education in 2002 and the JSPS award in 2016.

Stefan Kaskel has authored more than 350 publications and has contributed as inventor to more than 50 patent applications. He has coordinated the first German DFG priority program on MOFs (SPP 1362, 2008-2014) with 36 participating groups and is a member of the DFG chemistry board of reviewers. He has been awarded the JSPS award and was recognized in 2016 as one of the most highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters.