Research areas: Nanoparticle Synthesis, Laser Diagnostics in Combustion, Chemical Kinetics at High-Temperatures
Understanding and controlling combustion processes and the synthesis of nanomaterials in the gas phase is at the center of the research performed by Professor Schulz and his 45-member group. Nanoparticles with tailored properties are synthesized in flames, plasmas, and wall-heated reactors in the Nanomaterials Synthesis team. The work is aimed at the development of new materials, in particular for use in energy technologies. Research also includes laser-based techniques for in situ measurements of concentration, temperature, droplet and particle size, as well as velocity in reactive flows. The Laser Diagnostics team conducts fundamental research on new measurement techniques. These techniques are also employed by the Internal Combustion Engines team in engine test cells that are equipped for optical in situ measurements to shed light on in-cylinder processes. The Kinetics team uses shock tubes to investigate reaction rates and mechanisms in combustion, ignition, and particle formation. By coupling shock-tube reactors with optical and mass-spectrometry it is possible to investigate ultra-fast processes at high temperatures in the gas phase.
Other groups at other partner institutions
3rd IMPRS-RECHARGE Conference
Exploring Reactivity with Spectroscopy
May 19th-21st, 2021