Managing Board

Prof. Dr. Andreas Friedrich

Vice-Speaker

Institut für Technische Thermodynamik, DLR

Dr. Carlos Lobo

Scientific Coordinator

Institut für Technische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart

Advisory Board

Dr. Kai Ehrhardt
Reaction Engineering
BASF SE


Dr. Olaf Wachsen
Head of Group Process Technology
Clariant AG 

Dr. Rainer Weber
Process Research Development
Covestro Deutschland AG

Prof. Kurt Wagemann Managing Director
DECHEMA e.V.

Dr. Thomas Haas
Vice President Science and Technology
Evonik Creavis GmbH 

Experts - Plasma Technology

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Schulz

Institut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie, University of Stuttgart

Plasma Technology

  • microwave technology
  • plasma chemistry
  • plasma process engineering
  • plasma based surface technologies 

Prof. Dr. Günter Tovar

Institut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie, University of Stuttgart

Plasma Technology

  • Interfacial Engineering
  • Functional surfaces and interfaces
  • Nano- and biomaterials 
  • Biofabrication

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Walker

Institut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie, University of Stuttgart

Plasma Technology

  • development of atmosheric and low-pressure plasma sources
  • plasma based Power-to-X technologies
  • plasma diagnostics
  • numeric simulations 


Prof Dr.-Ing. Peter Birke

Institut für Photovoltaik, University of Stuttgart


  • electrochemical cells
  • energy storage systems
  • materials sience and chemical processes
  • power to gas / liquid
  • plasma catalysis 

Dr. Michaela Müller

Fraunhofer-Institut für für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik 


  • Membranes for gas separation, electrolysis and down stream processing 
  • Catalytic processes (chemo/electro/biocatalytic) in the context of CCU processes and PtX refineries 
  • low pressure and atmospheric pressure plasma processes 
  • analytics 


Experts - Electrolysis

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elias Klemm

Institut für Technische Chemie, University of Stuttgart 


  • CO2 reduction
  • nanocarbon materials
  • electrode and cell design
  • electrochemical reaction engineering 

Dennis Kopljar

Institut für Technische Thermodynamik, DLR



  • electrochemistry
  • electrocatalysis
  • electrochemical CO2 reduction
  • battery technology 

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Brinner

Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstof-Forschung Baden Württemberg

  • power to hydrogen
  • technical component development
  • electrolyser scale up
  • qualified person for explosion protection and pressure vessels 

Prof. Ulrich Nieken

Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik ICVT, University of Stuttgart


  • flow battery
  • electrolyte transport
  • porous media
  • process simulation
  • upscaling

Experts - Electrically Heated Catalysts

FH-Prof. PD DDipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Lukas Möltner

MCI - Die unternehmerische Hochschule


  • engineering thermodynamics
  • automotive engineering focusing on exhaust gas after-treatment and alternative fuels 


apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Kern

Institut für Fertigungstechnologie keramischer Bauteile (IFKB), University of Stuttgart


  • development, engineering and manufacturing of high performance ceramics
  • electrically conductive ceramics
  • chemical reaction engineering 


Heinrich Berthold

KERAMIK INNOVATION BERTHOLD

  • Silicate material, electrically conductive mixed ceramics
  • Modification of ceramic materials (tailor made)
  • Production processes and development of piezoceramics
  • Additive manufacturing of technical ceramics

Experts - Sustainability

Dr.-Ing. Ralph-Uwe Dietrich

Institut für Technische Thermodynamik, DLR



  • TEA
  • process design of Power-to-X
  • site-specific standardized production and transport cost estimation
  • process specific life cycle costs of PtX products
  • business case development and assessment 

Dr. Ludger Eltrop

Institut für Energiewirtschaft und rationelle Energieanwendung, University of Stuttgart


  • LCA & system analysis
  • renewable energies like bio- and solar energy
  • system analysis and energy system modelling
  • holistic evaluation and life cycle assessment
  • economic- and market analysis, climate protection and emission assessment 

Dr.-Ing. Glykeria Duelli

Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstof-Forschung Baden Württemberg


  • thermochemical process modelling and development
  • zero emission energy technologies 
  • carbon capture and utilisation
  • phosphorus recovery and utilisation