Dr.  Florian Maurer Florian Maurer

Dr. Florian Maurer

  • Engesserstraße 15
    76131 Karlsruhe

Research Interests

  • Operando investigation and testing of catalytic materials
  • Characterization techniques using Synchrotron radiation
  • Noble metal-based solutions for reduction of local and global emissions
  • Dynamics in chemical reactors, processes, and heterogeneous catalysts


Work History

Since 01/2021

Coordinator of the collaboration research center TrackAct (https://www.trackact.kit.edu/)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP)


Visiting Researcher

University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l’environment de Lyon (IRCELYON, Villeurbanne)


Junior Scientist

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP)




Dr. rer. nat.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

PhD Thesis: Exhaust gas aftertreatment of lean-burn engines: Importance and elucidation of the noble metal-support interaction by operando spectroscopy


M.Sc. Chemistry

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Master's Thesis: Preparation and Investigation of Noble Metal Catalysts for the Water-Gas Shift Reaction Synthesized by Single and Double Flame Spray Pyrolysis


B.Sc. Chemistry

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Bachelor's Thesis: CID in der Ionenfalle: Energiekalibrierung mit "Thermometerionen"


Further information

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Technical Catalyst Deactivation: A View from Space
Sharma, S.; Maurer, F.; Lott, P.; Sheppard, T. L.
2024. ChemCatChem, Art.-Nr.: e202301655. doi:10.1002/cctc.202301655
Opportunities and limitations of metal additive manufacturing of structured catalytic converters
Mehdipour, F.; Delrieux, T.; Maurer, F.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.; Klahn, C.; Dittmeyer, R.
2024. Catalysis Communications, 106873. doi:10.1016/j.catcom.2024.106873
Identifying the Structure of Supported Metal Catalysts Using Vibrational Fingerprints from Ab Initio Nanoscale Models
Salcedo, A.; Zengel, D.; Maurer, F.; Casapu, M.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.; Michel, C.; Loffreda, D.
2023. Small. doi:10.1002/smll.202300945
Design of Single-Atom Catalysts and Tracking Their Fate Using Operando and Advanced X-ray Spectroscopic Tools
Sarma, B. B.; Maurer, F.; Doronkin, D. E.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.
2023. Chemical Reviews, 123 (1), 379–444. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.2c00495
Dynamic Structural Evolution of Ceria-Supported Pt Particles: A Thorough Spectroscopic Study
Wang, J.; Sauter, E.; Nefedov, A.; Heißler, S.; Maurer, F.; Casapu, M.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.; Wang, Y.; Wöll, C.
2022. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 126 (21), 9051–9058. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c02420
Surface Noble Metal Concentration on Ceria as a Key Descriptor for Efficient Catalytic CO Oxidation
Maurer, F.; Beck, A.; Jelic, J.; Wang, W.; Mangold, S.; Stehle, M.; Wang, D.; Dolcet, P.; Gänzler, A. M.; Kübel, C.; Studt, F.; Casapu, M.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.
2022. ACS catalysis, 12, 2473–2486. doi:10.1021/acscatal.1c04565
Insights into the Structural Dynamics of Pt/CeO Single-Site Catalysts during CO Oxidation
Dolcet, P.; Maurer, F.; Casapu, M.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.
2021. Catalysts, 11 (5), Art.-Nr. 617. doi:10.3390/catal11050617
Spatiotemporal Investigation of the Temperature and Structure of a Pt/CeO₂ Oxidation Catalyst for CO and Hydrocarbon Oxidation during Pulse Activation
Maurer, F.; Gänzler, A.; Lott, P.; Betz, B.; Votsmeier, M.; Loridant, S.; Vernoux, P.; Murzin, V.; Bornmann, B.; Frahm, R.; Deutschmann, O.; Casapu, M.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.
2021. Industrial & engineering chemistry research, 60 (18), 6662–6675. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.0c05798
Tracking the formation, fate and consequence for catalytic activity of Pt single sites on CeO2
Maurer, F.; Jelic, J.; Wang, J.; Gänzler, A.; Dolcet, P.; Wöll, C.; Wang, Y.; Studt, F.; Casapu, M.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.
2020. Nature catalysis, 3, 824–833. doi:10.1038/s41929-020-00508-7
Exploiting the dynamic properties of Pt on ceria for low-temperature CO oxidation
Ferré, G.; Aouine, M.; Bosselet, F.; Burel, L.; Cadete Santos Aires, F. J.; Geantet, C.; Ntais, S.; Maurer, F.; Casapu, M.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.; Epicier, T.; Loridant, S.; Vernoux, P.
2020. Catalysis science & technology, 10 (12), 3904–3917. doi:10.1039/d0cy00732c
Unravelling the Different Reaction Pathways for Low Temperature CO Oxidation on Pt/CeO2 and Pt/Al2O3 by Spatially Resolved Structure–Activity Correlations
Gänzler, A. M.; Casapu, M.; Doronkin, D. E.; Maurer, F.; Lott, P.; Glatzel, P.; Votsmeier, M.; Deutschmann, O.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.
2019. The journal of physical chemistry letters, 10 (24), 7698–7705. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02768
Tuning the Pt/CeO Interface by in Situ Variation of the Pt Particle Size
Gänzler, A. M.; Casapu, M.; Maurer, F.; Störmer, H.; Gerthsen, D.; Ferré, G.; Vernoux, P.; Bornmann, B.; Frahm, R.; Murzin, V.; Nachtegaal, M.; Votsmeier, M.; Grunwaldt, J.-D.
2018. ACS catalysis, 8 (6), 4800–4811. doi:10.1021/acscatal.8b00330