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Staff Profile

Professor Ulrich Stimming

Professor of Physical Chemistry


Ulrich Stimming is Professor of Physical Chemistry at Newcastle University. 

He is a Visiting Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. He is a Visiting Professor at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Computer Science. He is a member (Master) of the DeTao Academy, Shanghai, China 

He was a Chair of Physics at Technical University of Munich (TUM).  He was Scientific Advisor and Principal Investigator of TUM CREATE, Singapore.

He is the founder and Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Fuel Cells-From Fundamentals to Systems”, VCH-Wiley. He is member of various national and international academic advisory committees and served on evaluation panels of the European Research Council (ERC).

He also coordinated for the Association of Leading Technical Universities in Germany (TU9) a research network of a total of 8 universities in electromobility between Germany and China, and was co-director of the Joint “Institute for Advanced Power Sources” of TUM and Tsinghua University from 2010-2014.

Work Experience:

   2016-present, Professor of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

   2014-2016, Professor and Head of School of Chemistry, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

   2012-2014, Principal Investigator and Scientific Adviser of TUM CREATE, Singapore

   2011-2012, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), TUM CREATE, Center for Electromobility, Singapore

   2010-2011, Member of the Governing Board, TUM CREATE, Centre for Electromobility, Singapore

   2010-2014, Carl v. Linde Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study of the Technical University of Munich

   2005-2008, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern

   1997-2011, Head of Institute of Division 1, Member of Board of Directors, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern, Germany

   1997-2011, Full Professor (Chair), Department of Physics & Department of  Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany

   1991-1997, Full Professor, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Bonn, Germany

   1991-1997, Head of “Institute of Energy Process Engineering”, Institute Energy Process Engineering, Research Center Jülich (KFA), Germany

   1983-1991, Assistant, then Associate Professor Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, USA


Honors and Awards:

   Fellow of I.S.E., International Society of Electrochemistry, 2011

   Electrochimica Acta Gold Medal, By International Society of Electrochemistry, 2010

   Hellmuth Fischer Medal, By DECHEMA, Germany, 1998


Publications (Selected):

Approx. 300 publications in scientific journals and books (h index 66, >15,800 citations), 12 patents.

  J. Friedl, MA. Lebedeva, K. Porkyrakis, U. Stimming, TW. Chamberian: All fullerence-based cells for non-aqueous redox flow batteries. JACS, 140, 2018, 401-405. 

  J. Friedl, MV. Holland-Cunz, F. Cording, FL. Pfanschilling, C. Wills, W. McFarlane, B. Schricker, R. Fleck, H. Wolfschmidt, U. Stimming: Asymmetric polyoxometalate electrolytes for advanced redox flow batteries. Energy and Environmental Science, 11, 2018, 3010-3018.

  L. Seidl, N. Bucher, E. Chu, S. Hartung, S. Martens, O. Schneider, U. Stimming: Intercalation of solvated Na-ions into graphite. Energy and Environmental Science, 10, 2017, 1631-1642.

  L. Seidl, S. Martens, J. Ma, U. Stimming, O. Schneider: In-Situ scanning tunneling microscopy of the SEI formation on graphite electrodes for Li ion batteries. Nanoscale, 8, 2016, 14004-14014.

  S. Ramachandran, U. Stimming: Well to wheel analysis of low carbon alternatives for road traffic.  Energy and Environmental Science. 8, 2015, 3313-3324 

  T. Brülle, U. Stimming: Catalytic activity of platinum nanoparticles on highly boron-doped and 100-oriented epitaxial diamond towards HER and HOR, Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 12883

  L. Wang, U. Stimming, M. Eikerling: Kinetic model of hydrogen evolution at an Array of Au-supported catalyst nanoparticles, Electrocatalysis 2010, 1, 60;

  H. Wolfschmidt, C. Baier, S. Gsell, M. Fischer, M Schreck, U. Stimming: STM, SECPM, AFM and Electrochemistry, Materials 3, 2010, 4196

  H. Wolfschmidt, D. Weingarth, U. Stimming: Enhanced reactivity for hydrogen reactions at Pt nanoislands on AU(111), CHemPhysChem 11, 2010, 1533

  C. Baier, U. Stimming: Imaging Single Enzyme Molecules under in-situ Conditions, Angewandte Chem.Int.Ed. 48, 2009, 5542

 P. Bele, H.Yano, H.Uchida, M.Watanabe, U.Stimming: STEM Image Analysis Unsing LAT Image Processing – Study on Pt3Co/CB catalysts prepared by nanocapsule method, Imaging & Microscopy 2009, 11, 34

  H. Wolfschmidt, R. Bußar, U. Stimming: Charge transfer reactions at nanostructured Au(111) surfaces: influence of the substrate material on electrocatalytic activity, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matters 2008, 20, 374127


   1979, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, Germany

   1974, Diploma in Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, Germany



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