Sven Schardt

  • Postal address:
    Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry
    Engesserstr. 20
    Campus South Bldg. 11.21
    76131 Karlsruhe

Current PhD Research

Experimental and theoretical research on the conversion of greenhouse gases towards “green” feedstock for the chemical industry in the following projects:

Hydrogenation of CO2 to Methanol under Dynamic Reaction Conditions: A Novel Concept for Carbon Capture and Utilization
Development of a microkinetic model describing the adsorption and conversion of CO2 and the desorption of methanol under dynamic reaction conditions

C-C-Coupling – Conversion of Methane towards higher value products
Design of suitable catalysts as well as parameter studies on the catalytic system to maximize product selectivities 

Work History

01/2023 – 04/2023

Visiting Researcher
Nagoya University (NU), Japan
Department of Chemical Systems Engineering

Since 03/2020       Junior Scientist/ PhD Student
Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, KIT



12/2019       M.Sc. in Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Master Thesis: „Synthese, Charakterisierung und Anwendung von Kern-Schale carbid-abgeleiteten Kohlenstoffen für die Elektrokatalyse“
Technical Chemistry Group of Prof. Dr.-Ing. B.J.M. Etzold
08/2018 – 05/2019 Erasmus+-Programm
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
09/2017     B.Sc. in Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Bachelor Thesis: „Einfluss des Ausgangsmaterials zur Porenausbildung auf die Finale Struktur von Fe-N-C-Katalysatoren“
Catalysts & Electrocatalysts Group of Jun. Prof. Dr. U. Kramm


01/2023 – 04/2023 Research Travel Grant
Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)


Chawla, J.; Schardt, S.; Angeli, S.; Lott, P.; Tischer, S.; Maier, L.; Deutschmann, O. Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Pt/Al2O3 at High Temperature: Multiscale Modeling of the Catalytic Monolith. Catalysts 2022, 12, 189. 
Schardt, S.; Weidler, N.; Wallace, W.D.Z.; Martinaiou, I.; Stark, R.W.; Kramm, U.I. Influence of the Structure-Forming Agent on the Performance of Fe-N-C Catalysts. Catalysts 2018, 8, 260.