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Prof. Dr. Olaf Deutschmann

Office Hours: 

appointment by request only 


Room: 105.2, Bldg. 11.21, Campus South (Engesserstr. 20, 76131 Karlsruhe)
Phone: +49 721 608-43064 (secretary)
Fax: +49 721 608-44805
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Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry

Helmholtz Research School Energy-Related Catalysis

Institute for Catalysis Research and Technology

Exhaust-Gas Center Karlsruhe

Faculty of Chemistry and Biosciences

 



Education/ Degrees

 

2001 Habilitation / Privatdozent (Venia legendi in Physical Chemistry)
Department of Chemistry, University of Heidelberg
Thesis: Interactions between transport and chemistry in catalytic reactors
Mentor: Jürgen Warnatz
1996 PhD in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.)
Department of Chemistry, University of Heidelberg
PhD thesis: Modeling of Surface Reactions and their Coupling with Chemically Reacting Flows
Advisor: Jürgen Warnatz
1991 MS in Physics (Diplom-Physiker)
Technical University "Otto von Guericke" Magdeburg
MS thesis: Theoretical Investigation of Flame Instabilities and their Description with Chaos-Theory
Advisor: Rainer Grabski

Work History

since 11/06

KIT (former University of Karlsruhe), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry
Professor (W3/Full, Chair in Chemical Technology)

 4/03 - 10/06

University of Karlsruhe, Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry
Professor (C3/Assoc.)
 8/98 -  3/03 University of Heidelberg, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Assistant Professor (Wiss. Assistent / Hochschuldozent)
 7/98 -  8/98 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Division of Chemical Science and Technology, Los Alamos, NM, USA
Consultant
 4/97 -  6/98 University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Lanny D. Schmidt
11/94 -  3/97 University of Heidelberg, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Research Fellow with Jürgen Warnatz
 3/92 - 10/94 University of Stuttgart, Institute for Technical Combustion
Research Fellow with Jürgen Warnatz

 

Honors

 

2018 Fellow of The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, USA, for pioneering research in heterogeneous catalysis in support of combustion and energy-conversion technologies.

2006

Offer for Chair in Combustion Technology at University of Stuttgart (declined)

2004

DECHEMA Award of the Max Buchner Research Foundation

2001

Distinguished Lecturer Series, Catalysis Center of the University of California at Berkeley

1996

Research Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a one-year research visit abroad

1991

Hermann - Oberth - Medal in Silver, Student Award of the International Astronautical Federation

1991

Award of the Department of Science for best graduation of the year, Technical University of Magdeburg

Further Activities

2017 Visiting Professor (6 months) at Colorado School of Mines, Dept. Mech. Eng., working with Robert J. Kee
since 2016 Adjunct member of the Faculty for Chemical Engineering at KIT
since 2015 Editorial Board of "International Journal of Chemical Kinetics"
since 2015 Member of the Board (Beirat) of the Working group (Fachgruppe) "Reaction Engineering" (Reaktionstechnik) of ProcessNet
since 2014 Editorial Board of "Journal of Emission Control Science and Technology"
since 2014 Coordinator at KIT of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/TRR150) "Turbulent, chemically reacting, multi-phase flows near walls"
since 2013 Editorial Board of "The Proceedings of The Combustion Institute"
2013-14 Member of Working group (Arbeitsausschuss) "Technical Reactors" of ProcessNet
since 2011 Head of Exhaus-Gas Center Karlsruhe
since 2011 Board of Directors of the Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT) at KIT

since 2011

Head of Division "Modeling and Simulation" and Member of the Board of Directors at Institute for Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT) of KIT

since 2010 Speaker of the Helmholtz Research School Energy-Related Catalysis
since 2009 Head of Enermat Lab (Materials for Energy Systems and Processes), collaboration of EIFER and KIT
since 2008 Director of Steinbeis Transfer Center Reactive Flows, an enterprise of the Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer, Stuttgart, Germany
2008 - 2011 Vice Dean (Chemistry) of Faculty of Chemistry and Biosciences
2007 - 2012 Head of Group “Chemical Process Engineering” at Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies (IKET) of KIT (former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
2007 - 2011 Speaker of the research field “Fuel and Combustion” at KIT
2005 - 2010 Editorial Board of „Combustion and Flame“

2005 - 2007   

                     

 Chairman of the Karlsruhe Chemical Society


Publications