Bessler, Wolfgang

Bessler, Wolfgang

Prof. Dr. rer.nat.habil. 
Battery and fuel cell technology, process simulation, chemistry
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Academic Career

Since 2012: Full professor for Process Simulation, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Department of Mechanical and Process engineering and Institute of Sustainable Energy Systems (INES)
since 2016: Head of the Institute of Sustainable Energy Systems (INES)
since 2017: Member of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
since 2017: Vice speaker of the DFG Reserach Training Group GRK 2218 SiMET

2008-2012: Head of Modeling and Simulation group, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Stuttgart, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics
10/2009: Habilitation, Universität Suttgart, Faculty for Thermal, Chemical and Biological Engineering
2010-2015: Head of Helmholtz-University Young Investigator Group „Multi-scale modeling and in-situ diagnostics for solid oxide fuel cells", University of Stuttgart and DLR Stuttgart
2011-2012: Principal investigator at the Helmholtz-Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU)

2004-2008: Assisstant professor (C1), Universität Heidelberg, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR),  Prof. Jürgen Warnatz
02-04/2006: Visiting associate: California Institute of Technology, Prof. David G. Goodwin
02/2008: Habilitation, Universität Heidelberg, Faculty for Chemistry and Earth Sciences. Habilitation thesis: "Electrochemistry and Transport in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"

2000-2003: PhD student and academic staff, Universität Heidelberg, Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut (PCI), Prof. Jürgen Wolfrum
02-05/2001 and 08-09/2002: Visiting scientist, Stanford University, Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
2000-2003: Visiting scientist (1-4 weeks): Universität Göttingen; Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Volkswagen AG Konzernforschung, Wolfsburg; Chalmers Technical University Göteborg, Sweden; Lund University, Sweden
06/2003: Award of PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Universität Heidelberg, Physikalische Chemie. Dissertation: "Quantitative nitric oxide concentration and temperature imaging in flames over a wide pressure range with laser-induced fluorescence"

1994-2000: Study of chemistry (Diploma) at the Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg and Montpellier (France)

Research Interests

Research Projects


Reviewed Papers

Prof. Bessler has published over 160 publications, over 80 of which in peer-reviewed journals, as well as 3 book chapters and 2 patents.