Alfred Ludwig

Grantee Professor Alfred Ludwig

Professor Alfred Ludwig heads the chair Materials Discovery and Interfaces, is scientific director of the Center for Interfacially Dominated High Performance Materials and director of the Research Center Future Energy Materials and Systems.

Alfred Ludwig studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, specializing in materials science and microsystems technology. In 1999 he received the title “Dr.-Ing.” from the University of Karlsruhe. He then moved to the “caesar” research center in Bonn, in the Smart Materials group, where he developed high-frequency magnetoelastic coatings and devices. From 2002 to 2007, he was junior professor for “Werkstoffe der Mikrotechnik” at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Ruhr University Bochum and at the same time head of the caesar research group Combinatorial Materials Science. From 2007 to 2012, he received a Heisenberg Professorship of the German Research Foundation for “Materials of Microtechnology” at Ruhr University. Since 2012, he has been a chair holder at Ruhr University.

From 2011 to 2016, he was coordinator of the inter-faculty “Materials Research Department”. He initiated and organized the new research building ZGH (Center for Interfacially Dominated High Performance Materials, Zentrum für Grenzflächendominierte Höchstleistungswerkstoffe), of which he is scientific director since 2019. Since 2022, he has been Director of the Research Center Future Energy Materials and Systems (RC FEMS).

In his project, he and three international partners are investigating how efficient and durable catalysts can be developed. It will start in 2024.

Directed Evolution of Catalysts

Catalysts should be efficient and durable. To find them, four teams are systematically working together on new concepts.


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