Prof. Dr. Andre Heel

UMTEC Institut für Umwelt- und VerfahrenstechnikProfessor, UMTEC

+41 58 257 43

Aktuelle Projekte

  • - Synfuel
  • - NTPlasma
  • - GASEM
  • - SmartHiFe
  • - High Efficiency SEM
  • - AluCHP
  • - ChemCarb
  • - BioMeth
  • - COPlasma
  • - Restart


  • Hochschuldidaktische Ausbildung

Fachliche Schwerpunkte

  • Synthetische Treibstoffe (Synfuels) und Power-to-X (PtX)
  • Plasma: Elektrifizierte Abluftbehandlung
  • Wasserstoff: - Brennstoffzellen - Elektrolyseure
  • Katalytische Prozesse - Erneuerbare Energieträger - Abgasbehandlung

Wissenschaftliche Auszeichnungen, Preise

  • FUTUR Innovationspreis 2022
  • FUTUR Innovationspreis 2021
  • FUTUR Innovationspreis 2020


  • Borgschulte, Sambalova, Billeter, Sterzi, Niggli, Welte, Heel, Holzner (2021) Cataluminescence in Er-Substituted Perovskites, in: Advanced Science Nr. 2101764,
  • Franken; Heel (2020) Are Fe based catalysts an upcoming alternative to Ni in CO2 methanation at elevated pressure?, in: Journal of CO2 Utilization Nr. 39, 101175,
  • Sambalova, Billeter, Mann, Miyayama, Burnat, Heel, Borgschulte (2020) Hard and soft X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for selective probing of surface and bulk chemical compositions in a perovskite-type Ni catalyst, in: Surf Interface Anal. 2020 Nr. 52, S. 811–817,
  • Burnat, Nurk, Holzer, Kopecki, Heel (2020) Lanthanum doped strontium titanate - ceria anodes: deconvolution of impedance spectra and relationship with composition and microstructure, in: Journal of Power Sources Nr. 385, S. 62-75,
  • Franken, Terreni, Borgschulte, Heel (2020) Solid solutions in reductive environment – A case study on improved CO2 hydrogenation to methane on cobalt based catalysts derived from ternary mixed metal oxides by modified reducibility, in: Journal of Catalysis Nr. 382, S. 385-394,
  • Steiger, Burnat, Kröcher, Heel, Ferri (2019) Segregation of Nickel/Iron Bimetallic Particles from Lanthanum Doped Strontium Titanates to Improve Sulfur Stability of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes, in: Catalysts 2019 Nr. 9(4), S. 332,
  • Terreni, Trottmann, Franken, Heel, Borgschulte (2019) Sorption-Enhanced Methanol Synthesis, in: Energy Technology Nr. 7(4), 1801093,
  • Steiger, Burnat, Hossein, Mai, Holzer, Herle, Kröcher, Heel, Ferri (2019) Sulfur poisoning recovery on a SOFC anode material through reversible segregation of nickel, in: Chem. Mater.,
  • Franken, Vieweger, Klimera, Hug, Heel (2019) Sulphur tolerant diesel oxidation catalysts by noble metal alloying, in: Catalysis Communications Nr. 129, 105732,
  • Baier, Schneider, Heel (2018) A cost estimation for CO2 reduction and reuse by methanation from cement industry sources in Switzerland, in: Front. Energy Res.,
  • Delmelle, Terreni, Remhof, Heel, Proost, Borgschulte (2018) Evolution of Water Diffusion in a Sorption-Enhanced Methanation Catalyst, in: Catalysts Nr. 8 (9), S. 341, ISBN 10.3390/catal8090341
  • Franken, Heel (2018) Katalysatoroptimierung durch Umwandlung einer unerwünschten Phase in eine wertvolle Co-basierte Katalysatorvorstufe für eine verbesserte Methanisierung von CO2, in: Chem. Ing. Tech. 2018 Nr. 90, No. 9, S. 1135–1186,
  • Terreni, Trottmann, Delmelle, Heel, Trtik, Lehmann, Borgschulte (2018) Observing Chemical Reactions by Time-Resolved High-Resolution Neutron Imaging, in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122, S. 23574-23581,
  • Steiger, Delmelle, Heel, Ferri (2017) Structural Reversibility and Nickel Particle stability in Lanthanum Iron Nickel Perovskite-Type Catalysts, in: ChemSusChem Nr. 10, S. 2505 – 2517,
  • Delmelle, Duarte, Franken, Burnat, Holzer, Borgschulte, Heel (2016) Development of improved nickel catalysts for sorption enhanced CO2 methanation, in: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Nr. 41, 44, S. 20185–20191,
  • Burnat, Heel, Kontic, Schuler, Mai (2016) SMART catalyst based on doped Sr-titanite for advanced SOFC anodes, in: Conference proceedings of 12th European SOFC & SOE Forum 2016 Nr. 1, 12
  • Burnat, Holzer, Kontic, Steiger, Ferri, Heel (2016) Smart material concept: reversible microstructural self-regeneration for catalytic applications J. Mater, in: Chem. A, Jg. 2016 Nr. 4, S. 11939-11948,
  • Borgschulte, Delmelle, Duarte, Heel, Boillat, Leemann (2016) Water distribution in a sorption enhanced methanation reactor by time resolved neutron imaging, in: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. Nr. 18, 26, S. 17217-17223,
  • Keav, Lu, Matam, Maegli, Heel, Weidenkaff, Ferri (2014) Chromium-induced deactivation of a commercial honeycomb noble metal-based CO oxidation catalyst, in: Applied Catalysis A - General 469, S. 259-266,
  • Michalow, Otal, Burnat, Fortunato, Emerich, Ferri, Heel, Graule (2014) Flame-made Visible Light Active TiO2:Cr Photocatalyst: Correlation between Structural, Optical and Photocatalytic Properties, in: Catalysis Today Nr. 209, S. 47-53,
  • Lu, Michalow, Matam, Winkler, Maegli, Yoon, Heel, Weidenkaff, Ferri (2014) Methane abatement under stoichiometric conditions on peroyskite-supported palladium catalysts prepared by flame spray synthesis, in: Applied Catalysis B – Environmental Nr. 144, S. 631-643,
  • Michalow, Flak, Heel, Parlinska-Wojtan, Rekas, Graule (2012) Effect of Nb doping on structural, optical and photocatalytic properties of flame-made TiO2 nanopowder, in: Env. Science and Pollution Research Nr. 19(9), S. 3696-3708,
  • Michalow, Graule, Heel, Fortunato (2012) Harnessing the sun - Flame spray processing yields TiO2 with high photocatalytic activity, in: European Coatings Journal Nr. 2012(7-8), S. 30-35
  • Burnat, Heel, Holzer, Otal, Kata, Graule (2012) On the Chemical Interaction of Nanoscale Lanthanum Doped Strontium Titanates with Common Scandium and Yttrium Stabilized Electrolyte Materials, in: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Nr. 37, 23, S. 18326-18341,
  • Karageorgakis, Heel, Graule, Gaukler (2012) Properties of Flame Sprayed Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9-d Electrolyte Thin Films, in: Advanced Functional Materials 21 (3), S. 532-539,
  • Burnat, Heel, Holzer, Kata, Lis, Graule (2012) Synthesis and performance of A-site deficient lanthanum-doped strontium titanate by nanoparticle based spray pyrolysis, in: Journal of Power Sources 201, S. 26-36,
  • Karageorgakis, Heel, Graule, Gauckler (2011) Flame spray deposition of nanocrystalline dense Ce0.8Gd0.2O2-δ thin films: Deposition mechanism and microstructural characterization, in: Solid State Ionics 192 (1), S. 464-471,
  • Zhou, Vuille, Heel, Probst, Kontic, Patzke (2010) An inorganic hydrothermal route to photocatalytically active bismuth vanadate, in: Applied Catalysis A: General Nr. 375, S. 140-148,
  • Prestat, Morandi, Heel, Holzer, Holtappels, Graule (2010) Effect of graphite pore former on oxygen electrodes prepared with La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ nanoparticles, in: Electrochemistry Communications Nr. 12, S. 292-295,
  • Karageorgakis, Heel, Bieberle-Hütter, Rupp, Graule, Gauckler (2010) Flame spray deposition of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ thin films: Microstructural characterization, electrochemical performance and degradation, in: J. Power Sources Nr. 195, S. 8152-8161,
  • Heel, Holtappels, Hug, Graule (2010) Flame Spray Synthesis of Nanoscale La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ and Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ as Cathode Materials for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, in: Fuel Cells Nr. 10, S. 419-432,
  • Castillo, Heel, Graule, Pulgarin (2010) Flame-assisted synthesis of nanoscale, amorphous and crystalline, spherical BiVO4 with visible-light photocatalytic activity, in: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental Nr. 95, S. 335-347,
  • Solarska, Heel, Ropka, Braun, Holzer, Ye, Graule (2010) Nanoscale calcium bismuth mixed oxide with enhanced photocatalytic performance under visible light, in: Applied Catalysis A: General Nr. 382, S. 190-196,
  • Castillo, Ding, Heel, Graule, Pulgarin (2010) On the photocatalytic degradation of phenol and dichloroacetate by BiVO4: the need of a sacrificial electron acceptor, in: Chemistry, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry Nr. 216, S. 2-3, 221-227,
  • Heel, Holtappels, Graule (2010) On the synthesis and performance of flame-made nanoscale La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-d and its influence on the application as an intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell cathode, in: J. Power Sources Nr. 195, S. 6709-6718,
  • Zhou, Krumeich, Heel, Patzke (2010) One-step hydrothermal coating approach to photocatalytically active oxide composites, in: Dalton Transactions Nr. 39, S. 6043-6048,
  • Burnat, Ried, Holtappels, Heel, Graule, Kata (2010) The rheology of stabilised lanthanum strontium cobaltite ferrite nanopowders in organic medium applicable as screen printed SOFC cathode layers, in: Fuel Cells Nr. 10, S. 156-165,
  • Radecka, Rekas, Kusior, Zakrzewska, Heel, Michalow, Graule (2010) TiO2-Based Nanopowders and Thin Films for Photocatalytical Applications, in: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Nr. 10, S. 1032-1042,
  • Michalow, Heel, Vital, Amberg, Fortunato, Kowalski, Graule, Rekas (2009) Effect of Thermal Treatment on the Photocatalytic Activity in Visible Light of TiO2-W Flame Spray Synthesised Nanopowders, in: Topics in Catalysis Nr. 52, S. 1051-1059,
  • Heel, Vital, Holtappels, Graule (2009) Flame spray synthesis and characterisation of stabilised ZrO2 and CeO2 electrolyte nanopowders for SOFC applications at intermediate temperatures, in: J. of Electroceramics Nr. 22, S. 40-46,
  • Trenczek-Zajac, Radecka, Jasinski, Michalow, Rekas, Kusior, Zakrzewska, Heel, Graule, Kowalski (2009) Influence of Cr on structural and optical properties of TiO2:Cr nanopowders prepared by flame spray synthesis, in: J. Power Sources Nr. 194, S. 104-111,
  • Zhou, Vuille, Heel, Patzke (2009) Studies on Nanostructured Bi2WO6: Convenient Hydrothermal and TiO2-Coating Pathways, in: Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie Nr. 635, S. 1848-1185,
  • Michalow, Logvinovich, Weidenkaff, Amberg, Fortunato, Heel, Graule, Rekas (2009) Synthesis, characterization and electronic structure of nitrogen-doped TiO2 nanopowder, in: Catal. Today Nr. 144, S. 7-12,
  • Rietveld, Berkel, Zhang-Steenwinkel, Bouyer, Irvine, Menon, Niewolak, Gross, Heel, Holtappels, Modena (2009) The Integrated Project SOFC600 - Development of low-temperature SOFC, in: Electrochem. Soc. 902, S. 1204
  • Rietveld, Van Berkel, Zhang-Steenwinkel, Bouyer, Irvine, Menon, Niewolak, Gross, Heel, Holtappels, Modena (2009) The integrated project SOFC600: Development of low-temperature SOFC, in: ECS Transactions 25, S. 29-34
  • Heel, Holtapels, Graule (2008) Flame-Made Nanoscale Perovskites for SOFC Applications,, 8th European Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne,, in: Full Article as Electronic Proceedings
  • Michalow, Heel, Vital, Radecka, Graule, Rekas (2008) Flame-Made Tungsten-Doped TiO2 Nanopowders Used as Photoelectrodes and Photocatalysts, in: Annales de Chimie Science des Matériaux Nr. 33 (Suppl. 1), S. 207-214
  • Michalow, Vital, Heel, Graule, Reifler, Ritter, Zakrzewska, Rekas (2008) Photo-catalytic activity of W-doped TiO2 nanomaterials, in: Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies Nr. 11(1), S. 56-64,
  • Ried, Burnat, Holtappels, Heel, Sitte, Graule (2008) Stabilization of Nanopowders in Organic Suspensions and Their Application as SOFC Cathode Layers by Screen Printing,, 8th European Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne,, in: Full Article as Electronic Proceedings
  • Heel, Holtapels, Graule (2008) Synthesis and Processing of Nanosized LSCF Oxide Powders for SOFC Cathodes,, Asia-European Workshop on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Dalian,, in: 4-6 June
  • Binder, Heel, Kasper (2007) Deposition of Palladium Nanodots of Controlled Size and Density onto Surface-Modified SiO2 Particles by an Atmospheric Pressure CVS/CVD Process, in: Journal of Chemical Vapor Deposition Nr. 13, S. 48-54
  • Heel, Vital, Holtappels, Graule (2007) Flame Spray Synthesis of Nanostructured Perovskite-Composites for Fuel Cell Applications, European Aerosol Conference, Salzburg, Austria
  • Xia, Wang, Hagen, Heel, Kasper, Patil, Devi, Muhler (2007) The Synthesis of ZrO2/SiO2 Nanocomposites by Two-Step CVD of a volatile Halogen-Free Zr Alkoxide in a Fluidized-Bed Reactor, in: Journal of Chemical Vapor Deposition Nr. 13, S. 37-41,
  • Kasper, Heel (2005) Generation and Characterization of Composite Pd/SiO2 Catalysts by CVS/CVD in Continuous Gas Phase/Aerosol Process, at Atmospheric Pressure, EuroCVD 15, Bochum,, in: Electrochemical Society Proceedings Vol. 2005-9, S. 481-490
  • Heel, G. Kasper (2005) Online-Characterisation of Catalytic Palladium Structures on SiO2 Nanoparticles,, European Aerosol Conference, Ghent, Belgium,, in: Abstracts of EAC 2005, S. 635
  • Heel, Kasper (2005) Production and Characterization of Pd/SiO2 Catalyst Nanoparticles from a Continuous MOCVS/MOCVD Aerosol Process at Atmospheric Pressure, in: Aerosol Science and Technology Nr. 39, 11, S. 1027-1037
  • Heel, Schlüter, Weber, Muhler, Kasper (2004) Catalytic Function and Synthesis of Pd/SiO2 Nanoparticles Produced by MOCVS/MOCVD,, Partec 2004, Nürnberg
  • Heel, Kasper (2004) Online-Charakterisierung von funktionellen Beschichtungen auf nanoskaligen Partikeln, in: Fachausschuss Partikelmesstechnik, Braunschweig
  • Schlüter, Heel, Kojima, Weber, Kasper, Muhler (2004) Totalsynthese eines geträgerten Katalysators aus der Gasphase durch CVS-/CVD-Techniken,, DECHEMA/GVC-Jahrestagung 2004,, in: Chemie Ingenieur Technik Nr. 76 (9), S. 1273-1274
  • Heel, Weber, Kasper (2003) Synthesis of Pd/SiO2Nanocomposites via MOCVS / MOCVD, European Aerosol Conference, Madrid/Spain, in: Journal of Aerosol Science, Abstracts of EAC 2003 Nr. Vol. (1), S. 101
  • Paur, Baumbach, Baumann, Bologa, Förtsch, Heller, Heel, Kasper, Katzer, Klingel, Maas, Mätzing, Schaber, Seifert, Wende, Zuberbühler (2002) Abatement of submicron particles from incineration plants, in: International Aerosol Conference, Taipeh/Taiwan Nr. Abstracts 1251 pp
  • Seipenbusch, Heel, Weber, Kasper (2002) Determination of Coating Thickness of DEHS on Submicron Particles by Means of Low Pressure Impaction, in: Chemical Engineering Technology Nr. 25 (1), S. 77-82
  • Heel, Seipenbusch, Weber, Kasper (2001) Characterization of the Coating of Nanoparticles, in: Partec 2001, Nürnberg Nr. Book of Abstracts, S. 36
  • Heel, Seipenbusch, Weber, Kasper (2001) Online Method for the Characterization of the Coating of Nanoparticles, in: World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Melbourne/Australia Nr. Abstracts 163
  • Seipenbusch, Heel, Weber, Kasper (2000) Beurteilung der Beschichtung funktionalisierter nanoskaliger Partikeln, in: Chemie Ingenieur Technik Nr. 72(9), S. 971
  • Heel, Seipenbusch, Weber, Kasper (2000) On-Line method for evaluation of nanoparticle coating, European Aerosol Science, Dublin/Ireland, in: Journal of Aerosol Science Nr. 31, S. 636


  • Ferri, Heel, Burnat (2016) Aerosol Spray Synthesis of Powder Perovskite-Type Oxides, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Book chapter in “Perovskites and Related Mixed Oxides”, 69-90,
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Gian Grob Synthesis setup for CO[sub]2[/sub] conversion to hydrocarbons 2024Masterarbeit
Rico Lüthi Von Biogas zu Methanol: Direktoxidation mit CO2-Upcycling 2024Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Nicolas Mutti Wasserstofferzeugung auf Aluminiumbasis 2024Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Silvan Bartholdi Wasserstofferzeugung auf Aluminiumbasis: Produktausfällung 2024Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Mattia Oehen Anlagenautomation von Power-to-X-Anlagen 2023Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Gian Grob Behandlung von VOC Emissionen in industriellen Abgasen 2023Projektarbeit
Franzisca Hitz-Widmer Bestimmung von Wasserstoffproduktionsraten 2023Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Rachel Anne Freeman Investigation into Carbon Capture Through Gallium-Based Liquid Metals 2023Masterarbeit
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Ian McLaughlin Mobiler Teststand für schadstoffbelastete Industrieabluft 2023Bachelorarbeit
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Samuele Imperiali Prozessdesign und Automation einer plasmabasierten VOC-Abluftreinigung 2023Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Pascal Landolt Auf Plasma basierende Energieträger 2022Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Davide Rodoni Automation und Steuerung eines Hocheffizienz-Twin-Reaktors mittels MEMS Sensoren 2022Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Simon Müller Brennstoffzellenkonzept für Helikopterdrohne 2022Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Adrian Thalmann Design eines Plasmareaktors zur Erzeugung von Energieträgern aus CO2 2022Bachelorarbeit
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Rachel Anne Freeman Evaluation of Hydrogen Production Rates in Aluminum-based Water Splitting 2022Projektarbeit
Pascal Landolt Plasmachemische Abluftreinigung von flüchtigen organischen Verbindungen (VOC) 2022Bachelorarbeit
Fiona Hauser Sorption Enhanced Methanation for the Power-to-X Research Platform 2022Bachelorarbeit
Jann Sprecher Evaluation und Integration eines mehrstufigen Reaktorkonzepts 2021Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Patrick Gassmann Evaluierung, Konzeptionierung und Planung einer Sorption Biogasanlage 2021Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Roman Thurnherr Konzept und Aufbau eines Teststands zur thermoelektrischen Rekuperation 2021Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Samuel Hecht LabVIEW-basierte Steuerung einer Plasma-Anlage für ein CO2-Upcycling 2021Bachelorarbeit
Jana Niggli Plasmabasiertes CO2 Upcycling 2021Bachelorarbeit
Alessia Silvestro Power-to-Gas (Biogas): 2021Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Jessica Bachmann Synthese und Charakterisierung eines sorptionsbasierten Katalysators 2021Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Jana Niggli Synthese und Evaluation von Katalumineszenz-Systemen 2021Studienarbeit / Semesterarbeit
Oliver Müller Synthesis and characterization of redox-stable materials for SOEC 2021Bachelorarbeit