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Prof. Dr.

Malte Behrens

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Short description
Head of the Solid State Chemistry and Catalysis group at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at CAU Kiel with research interests in the field of materials chemistry of solid state catalysts for energy storage and conversion reactions, in particular for the generation and chemical storage of green hydrogen.
Dipl.-Chemist 2002 (CAU Kiel)
Dr. rer. nat. 2006 (CAU Kiel)
Dr. habil. 2013 (TU Berlin)
Group leader at the Fritz Haber Institute of the MPG in Berlin (2008 - 2014)
Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen (2014 - 2020)
Professorship for Solid State Chemistry and Catalysis at CAU Kiel (2020 - )

Research data

Research level
Area of research
Energy engineering ,
Research topic
Electrocatalysis of water splitting, catalysts for CO2 hydrogenations, catalysts for power-to-liquids, catalysts for power-to-gas, ammonia synthesis, ammonia decomposition, methanol synthesis, methanol steam reforming.
Research institute
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Research institute location
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Institute for Inorganic Chemistry
Solid state chemistry and catalysis

Publications and projects

Selected publications
Benjamin Mockenhaupt, Philipp Schwiderowski, Jelena Jelic, Felix Studt, Martin Muhler, and Malte Behrens, 2023, High-Pressure Pulsing of Ammonia Results in Carbamate as Strongly Inhibiting Adsorbate of Methanol Synthesis over Cu/ZnO/Al2O3, J. Phys. Chem. C, 127, 7, 3497–3505, DOI10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c08823
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Anna Rabe, Julia Büker, Soma Salamon, Adarsh Koul, Ulrich Hagemann, Joachim Landers, Klaus Friedel Ortega, Baoxiang Peng, Martin Muhler, Heiko Wende, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Malte Behrens, 2021, The Roles of Composition and Mesostructure of Cobalt-Based Spinel Catalysts in Oxygen Evolution Reactions, Chem. Eur. J., 27, 68, 17038-17048, DOI10.1002/chem.202102400
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Kalapu Chakrapani, Georg Bendt, Hamidreza Hajiyani, Thomas Lunkenbein, Mark T. Greiner, Liudmyla Masliuk, Soma Salamon, Joachim Landers, Robert Schlögl Heiko Wende, Rossitza Pentcheva, Stephan Schulz, Malte Behrens, 2018, The Role of Composition of Uniform and Highly Dispersed Cobalt Vanadium Iron Spinel Nanocrystals for Oxygen Electrocatalysis, ACS Catal., 8, 2, 1259–1267, DOI10.1021/acscatal.7b03529
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Selected sponsored projects
TransHyDE: Wasserstoff-Transport, BMBF
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H2-Giga: Serienfertigung, BMBF
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SPP 2080: Katalysatoren und Reaktoren unter dynamischen Betriebsbedingungen für die Energiespeicherung und -wandlung
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Committees and Awards

Selected awards
Jochen Block Award 2023