Dr. Torsten Kaltschmitt

  • Ph. D. student (2007-2012)
  • hte-company AG
  • Postal address:
    Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry
    Engesserstr. 20
    Campus South Bldg. 11.21
    76131 Karlsruhe

Education/ Degrees

2007 University of Heidelberg / FZK
Thesis: Catalyst development for the conversion of Dimethylether to Olefins

Work History


since 05/2012 hte-company AG, ein Konzernunternehmen der BASF SE
11/2007 - 04/2012 Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry
PhD Student
11/2007 - 10/2008 hte Company AG
Kurpfalzring 104, 69123 Heidelberg, Germany
Heterogeneous catalysis
- Fischer Tropsch Synthesis + Analysis
- CO2 Utilization/ Activation, High pressure processes
- Catalytical Pyrolysis
- GCMS Processing, R&D (Industrial year of PhD)



Partial Oxydation of higher Hydrocarbons
Laserdiagnostics for catalytical processes (R&D)


Kaltschmitt, T., L. Maier, et al. (2011). "Influence of gas-phase reactions on catalytic reforming of isooctane." Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33(2): 3177-3183.

Hartmann, M., T. Kaltschmitt, et al. (2009). "Catalytic partial oxidation of higher hydrocarbon fuel components on Rh/Al2O3 coated honeycomb monoliths." Catalysis Today 147: S204-S209.