Prof. Dr.-Ing.  Ulrike Krewer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer

  • Institute for Applied Materials -
    Electrochemical Technologies (IAM-ET)
    Adenauerring 20b
    Building 50.40 
    D-76131 Karlsruhe


During her 19 years experience, Ulrike Krewer developed a unique method repertoire for model-based and dynamic analysis of processes in electrodes and electrochemical cells. Her focus is on electrochemical microkinetics and macrokinetics as well as degradation for various fuel cells, batteries and electrosynthesis processes. Her group is one of only few groups world-wide that does indepth kinetic modelling of processes at electrodes on the macroscopic level (not molecular simulation), including complex networks of electrochemical and chemical reactions, sorption and degradation/surface changes. Her simulation of electrochemical impedance spectra, cyclovoltammograms or other electrochemical and even (surface) concentration measurements allowed her to identify reaction kinetics, elucidate limiting and dominant steps during reaction or surface change processes, and identify optimal electrode structures or compositions. Highlights in method development are the establishment of nonlinear frequency response analysis for analysis of battery state and electrode kinetics, the first differential electrochemical mass spectrometer for technical electrodes, coupled kinetic Monte-Carlocontinuum mechanic models for build-up of degradation layers.

For her research she got numerous awards; she is in the board of numerous DFG initiatives and conferences; she is elected regional representative of the International Society of Electrochemistry. 

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer
since 3/2020 Full Professor and head of the Institute for Applied Materials (IAM-ET), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE
2017 Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering (Prof. Richard Braatz), MA, USA
2012 – 2020 Full professor at and head of the Institute for Energy and Process Systems Engineering, Braunschweig University of Technology, DE
2008 – 2013 Head of Otto Hahn research group Portable Energy Systems at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, DE
2009 – 2011 Junior-Professor for Portable Energy Systems at the Chair for Process Systems Engineering, University of Magdeburg, DE
2006 – 2007 Senior Researcher/Senior Engineer at the Energy Research Center of Samsung SDI Ltd., South Korea
in 2005 Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing., summa cum laude) in Process and Systems Engineering at the University of Magdeburg, DE, title: System-oriented analysis of the dynamic behavior of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
2001 - 2005 Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems (Supervisor: Prof. Kai Sundmacher)
1995 – 2001 Studies of Chemical Engineering, Diploma degree (with distinction) in Process Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE


Statistics (as of 06/2020): 135 journal articles, 1 book chapter, 3 patents, h-Index: 24

Selected Publications:

  1. V. Laue, N. Wolff, F. Röder, U. Krewer, Modeling the influence of Mixing Strategies on Micro Structural Properties of All-Solid State Electrodes. Energy Technology 2020, 8, 1801049.
  2. F. Röder, R. D. Braatz, U. Krewer, Direct coupling of continuum and kinetic Monte Carlo models for multiscale simulation of electrochemical systems, Comp. Chem. Eng. 2019, 121, 722-735.
  3. M. Röhe, F. Kubannek, U. Krewer, Processes and Their Limitations in Oxygen Depolarized Cathodes: A Dynamic Model-Based Analysis, ChemSusChem 2019, 12, 2373-2384.
  4. N. Harting, N. Wolff, U. Krewer, Identification of Lithium Plating in Lithium-Ion Batteries using Nonlinear Frequency Respons Analysis (NFRA). Electrochim. Acta 2018, 281, 378-385.
  5. F. Röder, R. D. Braatz, U. Krewer, Multi-Scale Simulation of Heterogeneous Surface Film Growth Mechanisms in Lithium-Ion Batteries. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2017, 164, E3335-E3344.
  6. C. Weinzierl, U. Krewer, Model-based analysis of water management at anode of alkaline direct methanol fuel cells. Chem. Eng. Sci. 2016, 143, 181-193.
  7. F. Kubannek, U. Krewer, A Cyclone Flow Cell for Quantitative Analysis of Kinetics of Porous Electrodes by Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry. Electrochim. Acta 2016, 210, 862-873.
  8. D. Schröder, V. Laue, U. Krewer, Numerical simulation of gas-diffusion-electrodes with moving gas-liquid interface: a study on pulse-current operation and electrode flooding, Comp. Chem. Eng. 2016, 84, 217-225.
  9. D. Jenssen, O. Berger, U. Krewer, Anode flooding characteristics as design boundary for a hydrogen supply system for automotive polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, J. Power. Sources 2015, 298, 249-258.
  10. Q. Mao, U. Krewer, Total harmonic distortion analysis of oxygen reduction reaction in proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Electrochim. Acta 2013, 103, 188-198


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