Prof. Dr. Andre Heel

EEU, UMTECProfessor, Institutspartner UMTEC

+41 58 257 43 87andre.heel@ost.ch

Academic Degree

  • Chem-Ing, KIT (Universität Karlsruhe)
  • Dr.-Ing., KIT (Universität Karlsruhe)
  • Dr.-Ing, Karslruhe Institut of Technology (KIT), Deutschland

  • - Synfuel
  • - Restart
  • - COPlasma
  • - GASEM
  • - SmartHiFe
  • - High Efficiency SEM
  • - AluCHP

  • Wasserstoff: - Brennstoffzellen - Elektrolyseure
  • Synfuel und PtX (Umweltverträgliche erneuerbare Treibstoffe)
  • Katalytische Prozesse - Erneuerbare Energieträger - Abgasbehandlung

  • FUTUR Innovationspreis 2020

Further information

Our Vision - Zero Emission
  • Borgschulte, Sambalova, Billeter, Sterzi, Niggli, Welte, Heel, Holzner, R. (2021) Cataluminescence in Er-Substituted Perovskites, Advanced Science, 2101764, https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202101764
  • Franken; Heel (2020) Are Fe based catalysts an upcoming alternative to Ni in CO2 methanation at elevated pressure?, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 39, 101175, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2020.101175
  • 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, Surf Interface Anal. 2020, 52, 811–817, https://doi.org/10.1002/sia.6843
  • Burnat, Nurk, Holzer, Kopecki, Heel (2020) Lanthanum doped strontium titanate - ceria anodes: deconvolution of impedance spectra and relationship with composition and microstructure, Journal of Power Sources, 385, 62-75, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.03.024
  • 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, Journal of Catalysis, 382, 385-394, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2019.12.045
  • 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, Catalysts 2019, 9(4), 332, https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9040332
  • Terreni, Trottmann, Franken, Heel, Borgschulte (2019) Sorption-Enhanced Methanol Synthesis, Energy Technology, 7(4), 1801093, https://doi.org/10.1002/ente.201801093
  • Steiger, Burnat, Hossein, Mai, Holzer, Herle, Kröcher, Heel, Ferri (2019) Sulfur poisoning recovery on a SOFC anode material through reversible segregation of nickel, Chem. Mater., https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03669
  • Franken, Vieweger, Klimera, Hug, Heel (2019) Sulphur tolerant diesel oxidation catalysts by noble metal alloying, Catalysis Communications, 129, 105732, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2019.105732
  • Baier, Schneider, Heel (2018) A cost estimation for CO2 reduction and reuse by methanation from cement industry sources in Switzerland, Front. Energy Res., https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2018.00005
  • Delmelle, Terreni, Remhof, Heel, Proost, Borgschulte (2018) Evolution of Water Diffusion in a Sorption-Enhanced Methanation Catalyst, Catalysts, 8 (9), 341, 10.3390/catal8090341
  • Franken, Heel (2018) Katalysatoroptimierung durch Umwandlung einer unerwünschten Phase in eine wertvolle Co-basierte Katalysatorvorstufe für eine verbesserte Methanisierung von CO2, Chem. Ing. Tech. 2018, 90, No. 9, 1135–1186, https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.201855054
  • Terreni, Trottmann, Delmelle, Heel, Trtik, Lehmann, Borgschulte (2018) Observing Chemical Reactions by Time-Resolved High-Resolution Neutron Imaging, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122, 23574-23581, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07321
  • Steiger, Delmelle, Heel, Ferri (2017) Structural Reversibility and Nickel Particle stability in Lanthanum Iron Nickel Perovskite-Type Catalysts, ChemSusChem, 10, 2505 – 2517, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201700358
  • 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, https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527686605.ch04
  • Delmelle, Duarte, Franken, Burnat, Holzer, Borgschulte, Heel (2016) Development of improved nickel catalysts for sorption enhanced CO2 methanation, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41, 44, 20185–20191, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.09.045
  • Burnat, Heel, Kontic, Schuler, Mai (2016) SMART catalyst based on doped Sr-titanite for advanced SOFC anodes, Conference proceedings of 12th European SOFC & SOE Forum 2016, 1, 12
  • Burnat, Holzer, Kontic, Steiger, Ferri, Heel (2016) Smart material concept: reversible microstructural self-regeneration for catalytic applications J. Mater, Chem. A, 4, 11939-11948, https://doi.org/10.1039/C6TA03417A
  • Borgschulte, Delmelle, Duarte, Heel, Boillat, Leemann (2016) Water distribution in a sorption enhanced methanation reactor by time resolved neutron imaging, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 26, 17217-17223, https://doi.org/10.1039/C5CP07686B
  • Keav, Lu, Matam, Maegli, Heel, Weidenkaff, Ferri (2014) Chromium-induced deactivation of a commercial honeycomb noble metal-based CO oxidation catalyst, Applied Catalysis A - General 469, 259-266, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2013.10.005
  • Michalow, Otal, Burnat, Fortunato, Emerich, Ferri, Heel, Graule (2014) Flame-made Visible Light Active TiO2:Cr Photocatalyst: Correlation between Structural, Optical and Photocatalytic Properties, Catalysis Today, 209, 47-53, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2012.10.007
  • 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, Applied Catalysis B – Environmental, 144, 631-643, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.08.001
  • Michalow, Flak, Heel, Parlinska-Wojtan, Rekas, Graule (2012) Effect of Nb doping on structural, optical and photocatalytic properties of flame-made TiO2 nanopowder, Env. Science and Pollution Research, 19(9), 3696-3708, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-012-0953-6
  • Michalow, Graule, Heel, Fortunato (2012) Harnessing the sun - Flame spray processing yields TiO2 with high photocatalytic activity, European Coatings Journal, 2012(7-8), 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, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 23, 18326-18341, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.09.022
  • Karageorgakis, Heel, Graule, Gaukler (2012) Properties of Flame Sprayed Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9-d Electrolyte Thin Films, Advanced Functional Materials 21 (3), 532-539, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201001622
  • Burnat, Heel, Holzer, Kata, Lis, Graule (2012) Synthesis and performance of A-site deficient lanthanum-doped strontium titanate by nanoparticle based spray pyrolysis, Journal of Power Sources 201, 26-36, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.10.088
  • Karageorgakis, Heel, Graule, Gauckler (2011) Flame spray deposition of nanocrystalline dense Ce0.8Gd0.2O2-δ thin films: Deposition mechanism and microstructural characterization, Solid State Ionics 192 (1), 464-471, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssi.2010.04.030
  • Zhou, Vuille, Heel, Probst, Kontic, Patzke (2010) An inorganic hydrothermal route to photocatalytically active bismuth vanadate, Applied Catalysis A: General, 375, 140-148, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2009.12.031
  • Prestat, Morandi, Heel, Holzer, Holtappels, Graule (2010) Effect of graphite pore former on oxygen electrodes prepared with La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ nanoparticles, Electrochemistry Communications, 12, 292-295, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2009.12.018
  • Karageorgakis, Heel, Bieberle-Hütter, Rupp, Graule, Gauckler (2010) Flame spray deposition of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ thin films: Microstructural characterization, electrochemical performance and degradation, J. Power Sources, 195, 8152-8161, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2010.06.089
  • 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, Fuel Cells, 10, 419-432, https://doi.org/10.1002/fuce.200900093
  • Castillo, Heel, Graule, Pulgarin (2010) Flame-assisted synthesis of nanoscale, amorphous and crystalline, spherical BiVO4 with visible-light photocatalytic activity, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 95, 335-347, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2010.01.012
  • Solarska, Heel, Ropka, Braun, Holzer, Ye, Graule (2010) Nanoscale calcium bismuth mixed oxide with enhanced photocatalytic performance under visible light, Applied Catalysis A: General, 382, 190-196, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2010.04.043
  • Castillo, Ding, Heel, Graule, Pulgarin (2010) On the photocatalytic degradation of phenol and dichloroacetate by BiVO4: the need of a sacrificial electron acceptor, Chemistry, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 216, 2-3, 221-227, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2010.08.021
  • 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, J. Power Sources, 195, 6709-6718, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2010.04.006
  • Zhou, Krumeich, Heel, Patzke (2010) One-step hydrothermal coating approach to photocatalytically active oxide composites, Dalton Transactions, 39, 6043-6048, https://doi.org/10.1039/B926790E
  • 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, Fuel Cells, 10, 156-165, https://doi.org/10.1002/fuce.200900014
  • Radecka, Rekas, Kusior, Zakrzewska, Heel, Michalow, Graule (2010) TiO2-Based Nanopowders and Thin Films for Photocatalytical Applications, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10, 1032-1042, https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.1865
  • 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, Topics in Catalysis, 52, 1051-1059, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11244-009-9256-7
  • Heel, Vital, Holtappels, Graule (2009) Flame spray synthesis and characterisation of stabilised ZrO2 and CeO2 electrolyte nanopowders for SOFC applications at intermediate temperatures, J. of Electroceramics, 22, 40-46, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10832-007-9384-z
  • 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, J. Power Sources, 194, 104-111, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.02.068
  • Zhou, Vuille, Heel, Patzke (2009) Studies on Nanostructured Bi2WO6: Convenient Hydrothermal and TiO2-Coating Pathways, Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 635, 1848-1185, https://doi.org/10.1002/zaac.200900187
  • Michalow, Logvinovich, Weidenkaff, Amberg, Fortunato, Heel, Graule, Rekas (2009) Synthesis, characterization and electronic structure of nitrogen-doped TiO2 nanopowder, Catal. Today, 144, 7-12, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2008.12.015
  • Rietveld, Berkel, Zhang-Steenwinkel, Bouyer, Irvine, Menon, Niewolak, Gross, Heel, Holtappels, Modena (2009) The Integrated Project SOFC600 - Development of low-temperature SOFC, Electrochem. Soc. 902, 1204
  • Rietveld, Van Berkel, Zhang-Steenwinkel, Bouyer, Irvine, Menon, Niewolak, Gross, Heel, Holtappels, Modena (2009) The integrated project SOFC600: Development of low-temperature SOFC, ECS Transactions 25, 29-34
  • Heel, Holtapels, Graule (2008) Flame-Made Nanoscale Perovskites for SOFC Applications,, 8th European Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne,, Full Article as Electronic Proceedings
  • Michalow, Heel, Vital, Radecka, Graule, Rekas (2008) Flame-Made Tungsten-Doped TiO2 Nanopowders Used as Photoelectrodes and Photocatalysts, Annales de Chimie Science des Matériaux, 33 (Suppl. 1), 207-214
  • Michalow, Vital, Heel, Graule, Reifler, Ritter, Zakrzewska, Rekas (2008) Photo-catalytic activity of W-doped TiO2 nanomaterials, Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 11(1), 56-64, https://doi.org/10.1515/jaots-2008-0107
  • 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,, 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,, 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, Journal of Chemical Vapor Deposition, 13, 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, Journal of Chemical Vapor Deposition, 13, 37-41, https://doi.org/10.1002/cvde.200606533
  • 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,, Electrochemical Society Proceedings Vol. 2005-9, 481-490
  • Heel, G. Kasper (2005) Online-Characterisation of Catalytic Palladium Structures on SiO2 Nanoparticles,, European Aerosol Conference, Ghent, Belgium,, Abstracts of EAC 2005, 635
  • Heel, Kasper (2005) Production and Characterization of Pd/SiO2 Catalyst Nanoparticles from a Continuous MOCVS/MOCVD Aerosol Process at Atmospheric Pressure, Aerosol Science and Technology, 39, 11, 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, 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,, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 76 (9), 1273-1274
  • Heel, Weber, Kasper (2003) Synthesis of Pd/SiO2Nanocomposites via MOCVS / MOCVD, European Aerosol Conference, Madrid/Spain, Journal of Aerosol Science, Abstracts of EAC 2003, Vol. (1), 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, International Aerosol Conference, Taipeh/Taiwan, Abstracts 1251 pp
  • Seipenbusch, Heel, Weber, Kasper (2002) Determination of Coating Thickness of DEHS on Submicron Particles by Means of Low Pressure Impaction, Chemical Engineering Technology, 25 (1), 77-82
  • Heel, Seipenbusch, Weber, Kasper (2001) Characterization of the Coating of Nanoparticles, Partec 2001, Nürnberg, Book of Abstracts, 36
  • Heel, Seipenbusch, Weber, Kasper (2001) Online Method for the Characterization of the Coating of Nanoparticles, World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Melbourne/Australia, Abstracts 163
  • Seipenbusch, Heel, Weber, Kasper (2000) Beurteilung der Beschichtung funktionalisierter nanoskaliger Partikeln, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 72(9), 971
  • Heel, Seipenbusch, Weber, Kasper (2000) On-Line method for evaluation of nanoparticle coating, European Aerosol Science, Dublin/Ireland, Journal of Aerosol Science, 31, 636
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