Professor Dr. rer. nat. Markus Winterer
Nanoparticle Process Technology
Department of Engineering Sciences
University of Duisburg-Essen
In 2003 Dr. Markus Winterer was elected to become Professor for Nanoparticle Process Technology at the Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He studied chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster where he received his doctoral degree in natural sciences in 1989 for research in physical chemistry on paramagnetic hyperfine structure of rare earth ions in glasses. He worked then as visiting scholar at the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National Laboratory (USA) on chalcogenide clusters encapsulated in molecular sieves for the catalytic conversion of methane and was supported by a Feodor-Lynen fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-foundation. From 1993 to 2003 he was scientific associate at the Institute of Materials Science at Darmstadt University of Technology where he received his habilitation degree in 2001 for research on synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline ceramics. Current research topics include the development of processes for the controlled gas phase synthesis of nanoparticles, the preparation and processing of functional nanomaterials and the detailed structural characterization of nanomaterials including synchrotron radiation with emphasis on EXAFS spectroscopy.