Dr. Stefan Kaluza

  Dr. Stefan Kaluza

Osterfelder Str. 3
Tel. +49 208 8598-1425
46047 Oberhausen

Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Catalyst Design  

  Chemical feedstocks and energy storage – bridging the gap between fundamental research and industrial application  

  Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. The Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen covers technical innovations in the fields of environmental, material, process and energy technology. The aim of the group »Catalyst Design« is the installation and establishment of a new competency in the field of heterogeneous catalysis within Fraunhofer as an attractive and reliable contact for the chemical industry. In close cooperation with the Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, the group adopts and enhances catalytic concepts from the fundamental research, which are then transferred to realistic systems and processes of industrial relevance and finally led to innovative applications.  

Selected publications
  1. Synthesis of high surface area ZnO powder by continuous precipitation, I. Boz, S. Kaluza, M.S. Boroglu, M. Muhler, , Mater. Res. Bull., 2012, 47, 1185-1190.

  2. Catalysts and procedures for their production, P. Kurr, S. Kaluza, M. Hieke, B. Kniep, M. Muhler, R. Fischer, DE 102010021792 A1 20111201, 2011, .

  3. A novel synthesis route for Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts used in methanol synthesis: combining continuous consecutive precipitation with continuous aging of the precipitate, S. Kaluza, M. Behrens, N. Schiefenhoevel, B. Kniep, R. Fischer; R. Schloegl, M. Muhler, ChemCatChem., 2011, 3, 189-199..

  4. The synthesis of Nb-doped TiO2 nanoparticles by spray drying: an efficient and scalable method, B. Mei, M.D. Sánchez, T. Reinecke, S. Kaluza, W. Xia, M. Muhler, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, DOI:10.1039/C1JM11431J.

  5. A novel continuous approach for the synthesis and characterization of pure and mixed metal oxide systems applied in heterogeneous catalysis, S. Kaluza, M. Muhler, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis., 2010, 175(Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts), 217-220.

  6. On the precipitation mechanism and the role of the post-precipitation steps during the synthesis of binary ZnO-Al2O3 composites with high specific surface area, S. Kaluza, M. Muhler, J. Mater. Chem. , 2009, 19, 3914-3922

  7. On the Role of Aging, Washing, and Drying in the Synthesis of Polycrystalline Zinc Oxide by Precipitation: Combining Fast Continuous Mixing, Spray Drying and Freeze Drying to Unravel the Solid-State Transformations of the Precipitate, S. Kaluza, M. Muhler, Catal. Lett., 2009, 113, 14302-14310

  8. High surface area ZnO nanoparticles via a novel continuous precipitation route, S. Kaluza, M. K. Schröter, R. Naumann d'Alnoncourt, T. Reinecke, M. Muhler, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2008, 129, 287-292