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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Caro


Institut für Physikalische Chemie und Elektrochemie der Leibniz Universität Hannover
Callinstr. 3A
D-30167 Hannover, Germany

room: 111, Geb. 2504

phone:+49 (511) 762-3175 /-3185 Sekr.
fax:+49 (511) 762-19121
mail:juergen.caropci.uni-hannover.de

Bild von Prof. Dr. Jürgen Caro

Scientific career:

since 2001Professor for Physical Chemistry at the University of Hannover
1998-2001Head of the Dept. Inorganic materials for catalysis and chemical engineering science of catalysis at the Institute of Applied Chemistry in Berlin
1994-1997Head of the Dept. Advanced Materials at the Institute of Applied Chemistry in Berlin
1992-1993Installation of the new research group Molecular Sieves as HighTech Materials at the Center of Heterogeneous Catalysis
1990-1991Head of the Dept. Fundamentals of Adsorption at Central Institute of Physical Chemistry in Berlin
1989Habil-thesis on the interplay of mass transport and catalysis in ZSM-5 catalysts
1988-1989Deputy Director of the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin: adsorption, catalysis
1985-1987Deputy Leader of the Dept. Adsorption and Chemical Engineering Science: mass separation by adsorption, new adsorbents, zeolite catalysts for C1-chemistry
1977-1985Scientific co-worker at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry of the East German Academy of Sciences: Adsorption and Diffusion in Zeolites and other microporous solids
1977PhD: NMR on Molecules in Interaction with Surfaces at the Dept. of Physics at the Leipzig University
1970-1977University of Leipzig, study of chemistry
1951born in Burgstädt, Germany

Special Activities

  • Member of the Intern. Editorial Team of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials since 1998 (Elsevier)
  • Member of the Intern. Advisory Board of Advanced Materials (VCH/Wiley) since 1995
  • Member of the International Editorial Team of the journal Catalysis Communications since 2000 (Elsevier)
  • Member of the Intern. Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Catalysis since 2006
  • Member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Zeolites (Butterworth-Heinemann, Newton, MA, USA) 1988 - 1997
  • 230 scientific publications, 38 patents (3 of them used)
  • Director of the Board of Chancellors of the German Catalytic Society 2004-2005
  • Member of the Commission of the German Society for Catalysis since 2009
  • Host of the Humboldt-Laureates 2002, Prof. D.M. Ruthven, USA, and 2007 Prof. M.L. Saboungi, France
  • Host of the Humboldt Stipendiates, Dr. H. Wang, China, 2004-2005, and Prof. Y. Li, China, 2008-2009.
  • Speaker of the BMBF-Lighthouse Project “Catalytic Membrane Reactor”, 2003-2006.
  • Curator and member of the scientific council of the Hermsdorf Institute for Technical Ceramics since 2001 (since 2010 Fh IKTS)
  • Curator and member of the scientific council of the Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China since 2006
  • Contractor of the EU in the 6th Framework Program: Network of Excellence Inside Pores 2004-2009
  • Member of the Steering Committee “Fuel Cells” of the German State Niedersachsen from 2005 -2008
  • Member of the Steering Committee Fuel Cells and Batteries of the German State Niedersachsen since 2009
  • h-factor 34

Working Fields

Porous Materials, Adsorption, Catalysis, Mass Separation, Membranes, Perovskites, Fuel Cells, Photo-Solar Cells