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Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Seifert

Raum: 226 Gebäude 681
Tel.: 23895, 46230 (Campus Süd)
Fax: 24567
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List of Publications

Curriculum Vitae


 2003 Habilitation, University of Stuttgart
 1993 Doctor of Natural Sciences, Dr. rer. nat., University of Stuttgart and Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung Pulvermetallurgisches Laboratorium, Stuttgart, Germany
 1988 Diploma - Mineralogy, University of Heidelberg
 1981 High School Diploma (Abitur)

Professional Experience


since January 2011 Professor (W3), Materials Science and Engineering, Head of Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics

since December

Guest Professor Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

2006 - 2011 Adjunct Faculty University of Florida, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gainesville, USA
July 2006 – January 2011 Professor (W2), Applied Materials Science, Technical University of Freiberg
Nov. 2003 – July 2006 Associate Professor, University of Florida, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gainesville, USA
Nov. 2001 – Oct. 2003 Senior Coating Expert – ALSTOM Power (Switzerland) Ltd
July 1993 – Nov. 2001 Group Leader: Materials Thermodynamics and Chemistry of Ceramics and Alloys, Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Powder Metallurgy Laboratory, Department of Material Synthesis and Microstructure Design, Stuttgart, Germany
1993 - 1997 Research Associate - Institute for Non-metallic Inorganic Materials, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Aug. – Oct. 1995 Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb. - March 1994 Aleksander Krupkowski Institute for Metals Research, Cracow, Poland
1990 – 1993 Teaching Assistant, Graduate – Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Powder Metallurgical Laboratory, Department of Material Synthesis and Microstructure Design, Stuttgart, Germany
1985 – 1988 Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate – Department of Applied Mineralogy, University of Heidelberg, Germany



 1990 Doctoral Fellowship from Max Planck Society, Germany
 1992 Ph.D. Award from Hoechst AG, Frankfurt/M, Germany
 1999 Masing Memorial Prize from German Materials Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e. V.)


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM, German Materials Society)
  • TMS
  • American Ceramic Society
  • ASM International Member-at-Large
    - Member of the ASM “Phase Diagram Committee"
  • The Electrochemical Society
    - Member-at-Large of “High Temperature Materials Division” (Division Executive Committee)



Review Assignments


  • Reviewer for
    - Journal of Materials Research
    - Journal of Alloys and Compounds
    - International Journal of Materials Research (formerly Zeitschrift für Metallkunde)
    - Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A
    - Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion
    - Surface and Coatings Technology
  • Reviewer for National Science Foundation (Division of Materials Research
  • Reviewer for Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
  • Reviewer for German Research Foundation


Other Professional Activities


  • More than 100 peer-reviewed research publications;
  • Invited speaker at 70 conferences; three patents;
  • Coordinator of the Priority Programme of the German Research Foundation:
    “Materials with New Design for Improved Lithium Ion Batteries”; SPP1473
  • Speaker of the Technical Committee "Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Constitution of Engineering Materials" (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde, DGM, German Materials Society)
  • Coordinator of the EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Joint Programme
    "Energy Storage"
  • Advisory Board and Reviewer: International Journal of Materials Research;
  • Associate Editor and Reviewer:
    Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion
    Calphad Journal;Organizer of International Workshops and Conference Symposia in the Research Area of Materials Thermodynamics and Kinetics.