Professor Markus Kraft has been awarded the CeNIDE (Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen) Guest Professorship in conjunction with the award of the "Mercator-Professorship" sponsored by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft).
Professor Kraft, who heads the Computational Modelling Group in Cambridge at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, will give a number of talks and lecture series at the University of Duisburg Essen (UDE) in the Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics headed by Professor Christof Schulz. He will also take part in a joint research project on the gas-phase synthesis of nanoparticles in which detailed models for the flame synthesis of nanoparticles will be developed, and he is looking forward to that cooperation: "The Mercator professorship will offer me an excellent opportunity to closely collaborate with CeNIDE, one of the leading nanotechnology centres in the world."
The award ceremony took place on Thursday, 22 September 2011 at the CeNIDE science talk at UDE. Professor Kraft presented a talk with the title "Modelling of Nanoparticle Synthesis in the Gas-Phase: Combustion Chemistry and Particle Properties".
Mercator Professorships enable intensive, long-term project-based collaboration between researchers from both domestic and foreign institutions. Although Mercator Professors are on-site for only part of the project, they remain in contact with the project team members once their research stay is over. Foreign Mercator Fellowship holders are awarded the title of Mercator Professor in recognition of their dedication.