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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.

Thomas Klassen

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Personal data

Short description
Head of the Institute for Hydrogen Technology at the Helmholtz Center Hereon Institute Director Materials Technology at Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
Graduate physicist, Dortmund University of Technology, 1990
Doctorate in Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology, 1993
Habilitation and Venia Legendi for the Department of Materials Science, Hamburg University of Technology, 2005
PostDoc University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (1994 - 1995)
Head of Department Nanotechnology, Helmholtz Center Hereon Geesthacht (1996 - 2005)
Professorship for Materials Engineering, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg (2005 - ongoing)

Research data

Research level
Area of research
Energy engineering ,
Research topic
Hydrogen storage in metal hydrides, hydrogen compression with metal hydrides, from basic material development to prototype and system integration. Surface coating using kinetic spraying, functional properties of materials in the field of hydrogen technology.
Research institute
Helmholtz Center Hereon
Research institute location
Institute for Hydrogen Technology
Research institute 2
Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
Research institute location 2
Department 2
Mechanical and civil engineering
Institution 2
Materials engineering
Chair 2
Materials science

Publications and projects

Selected publications
Giovanni Capurso, Benedetto Schiavo, Julian Jepsen, Gustavo Lozano, Oliver Metz, Adriana Saccone, Serena De Negri, José M. Bellosta von Colbe, Thomas Klassen, Martin Dornheim: Development of a modular room-temperature hydride storage system for vehicular applications Appl. Phys. A (2016) 122: 236
3. H. Assadi, , H. Kreye, F. Gärtner, T. Klassen: Invited Review: Cold spraying – A materials perspective Acta Materialia 116 (2016) 382-407.

Committees and Awards

Selected councils
Advisory Board Geesthacht Innovation and Technology Center (GITZ)
Advisory Board North German Initiative for Nanotechnology (NINa)
Chairman Scientific and Technical Council of Hereon
Selected awards
Young Scientists Award of the German Society for Materials Research (DGM)
Harris German-Dartmouth Distinguished Professorship