The general public knows the chemical compound of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and because of its global-warming effect. However, carbon dioxide can also be a useful raw material for chemical reactions. A working group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has n ... more
Dr. Hanns-Rudolf Paur
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Technische Chemie
Hanns-R. Paur earned his doctorate in chemistry at the LMU Munich and subsequently researched as a postdoc at the University of California, Riverside.
From 1997 to 2018 he headed the Department of Aerosol and Particle Technology at the Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He was Vice President of the German Society for Aerosol Research and an appointed member of the ProcessNet specialist group “Gas Cleaning” of the Association of German Engineers (VDI).
For his research he received innovation prizes from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Technology Factory in Karlsruhe, the Sparkasse Pforzheim as well as the KIT’s Neuland innovation prize.
His scientific fields of interest include the formation, deposition and biological effects of ultrafine particles.