KDK’s research comprises all aspects of proton conduction phenomena: the elucidation of conduction mechanisms by ab initio simulations and experiments (mainly NMR) on prototype materials and the development of proton conducting materials (ion-exchange-membranes, oxides, solid acids, composites) for electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices, in particular fuel cells and water-electrolyzers.
After receiving his Diploma in Mineralogy at the University of Cologne, Klaus-Dieter Kreuer did a PhD in the department of Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart. As a fellow of the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes" he benefited from a research stay at the California Institute of Technology (group of R. Vaughan) and a Max-Planck award allowed him to join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a visiting scientist. Later, Klaus-Dieter Kreuer built an R&D group within a Swiss-German company (Endress & Hauser) before joining the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, where he assisted J. Maier in building his new department. Since 1990 Klaus-Dieter Kreuer is lecturing (Materials Science) at the University of Stuttgart from which he received his Habilitation degree.
for Solid State Research
70569 Stuttgart Germany
Klaus-Dieter KreuerPhD. PD Materials Science, U-Stuttgart