The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the three universities of the German Ruhr Area, an
industrial region where about 6 million people are living. Over 31.800 students are enrolled today at the university
which offers a broad academic spectrum with an international orientation ranging from the humanities and social
sciences to economics and the engineering and natural sciences, including medicine, together with its 3.974 academic and non?academic staff (including 73 medicinal professors). Created in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen (founded in 1972), the UDE is the youngest university in North Rhine?Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany.

The university plays an important role in the Ruhr Area and is involved in the scientific surrounding field by numerous national and international contacts. The three large universities of the Ruhr join forces to provide a common environment for cutting-edge research, top-level study and best practice services (University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr).

Although separate, autonomous institutions, the alliance members will develop common standards and benchmarks. In the framework of the new Fuel Cell Competence Network in North Rhine-Westphalia, which has been founded in April 2000, the University of Duisburg-Essen has become a research centre for fuel cells and hydrogen technology.
The Chair of Energy Technology belongs to the Faculty of Engineering at the campus Duisburg and has a lot of
experience in the fields of fuel cell and hydrogen technology.

The main working fields are:

  • Development of materials for membrane fuel cells (PEFC),
  • Hydrogen generation from different fuels (gas processing),
  • CO?purification processes of hydrogen rich gases for PEFC,
  • Simulation and design of complete fuel cell systems,
  • Economical energy usage with cogeneration of heat and power,
  • Process technology and manufacturing of cells for Lithium?Ion?batteries,
  • Experimental and theroretical analysis of battery degradation and aging.

 

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Angelika Heinzel is the head of the Chair of Energy Technology and has over 20 years of experience in the field of electrochemistry, fuel cells and hydrogen production. Prof Heinzel gained her PhD from the University of  Oldenburg, Germany in 1985. For 12 years she was employed as a scientist at the Fraunhofer-Society at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy System ISE. In 1997 she was promoted to become lead the “Energy Technology” department. Since 2001 she has been Professor at the University of Duisburg?Essen, chair of energy technology, and is also CEO of the Zentrum für Brennstoffzellentechnik ZBT GmbH (the fuel cell research center, ZBT GmbH) in Duisburg.

Dr. Juergen Roes will be the Project Manager of UDE’s ALKAMMONIA activities. Juergen Roes became a mechanical engineer in 1989 at the former University of Duisburg. He finished his doctoral thesis at the RWTH Aachen in 1994. Since 1995 Dr. Roes is working at the professorship for energy technology of the University of Duisburg-Essen as a senior scientist on the fields of gas processing, hydrogen generation from different gaseous and liquid fuels, gas purification, simulation of fuel cell systems and design and set?up of complete fuel cell systems. As one of the inventors he is involved in two German patents with respect to steam reforming of hydrocarbons (DE 101 42 999.1) and catalytical cracking of hydrocarbons to produce hydrogen for fuel cells (DE 101 43 656.4). Besides a couple of international papers (e.g. in the Journal of Power Sources) he is one of the editors of the book „Brennstoffzellen“, which was issued in the C.F. Müller Verlag, Hüthig GmbH & Co. In Germany in 2006.

Website: http://zbt-duisburg.de

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  1. Ibrahim nassar on January 1, 1970 wrote:

    Dear Professor,

    I’m very pleased to communicate with you, as i hope to work in Germany. I am Egyptian researcher 40 years (23/03/1976), working in the field of materials science and specially nanomaterials and their applications in the hydrogen production via water spliiting as alternative clean energy,

    My specialist is Physical Chemistry/Materials Science.

    I would like to apply for postdoctroal fellewo through Alexander van Humboldt, So, could you accept me to work under your supervision and give me the acceptance to apply for this fund.

  2. Ibrahim nassar on January 1, 1970 wrote:

    I’m very pleased to communicate with you, as i hope to work in Germany. I am Egyptian researcher 40 years (23/03/1976), working in the field of materials science and specially nanomaterials and their applications in the hydrogen production via water spliiting as alternative clean energy,

    My specialist is Physical Chemistry/Materials Science.

    I looking for a postdoctroal fellewo to improve my career level, So, could you accept me to work under your supervision in your group.

    My CV, and any further documents open request.

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