TT-Prof. Dr. Moritz Wolf

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Katalyseforschung
    und -technologie (IKFT)
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
    Campus Nord, Building 727, Room 115

Personal details

Moritz Wolf studied chemical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He conducted this doctoral research at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Catalysis Institute and DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis (c*change) in South Africa and received his Ph.D. in 2018. After working as a post-doctoral researcher at UCT (2018) and the Chair of Chemical Reaction Engineering (CRT) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany (2018-2020), he was Head of Team at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (IEK-11) in Erlangen, which is part of Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. In 2021, he accepted the call to the Tenure-Track-Professorship ‘Catalyst Materials for the Energy Transition’ (W1) at KIT, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CIW). Since May 2022, he is Tenure-Track-Professor at the Engler-Bunte-Institut, Division Fuel Technology (EBI-ceb), while leading the group ‘Material synthesis and scale-up’ in the department ‘Catalyst materials and process development’ at the Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT).





  • 10/2023, Carl-Zerbe Award, German Scientific Society for Sustainable Energy Sources, Mobility and Carbon Cycles e. V. (DGMK)
  • 12/2020, Best Oral Presentation Prize, Operando Characterization of Catalysts at Work (OperCat), online conference
  • 09/2020, EAM Starting Grant 2020, Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM), University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • 01/2020, Grantee of the Emerging Talents Initiative, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • 04/2019, Nominee for the Best PhD Thesis Award, European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS)
  • 04/2017, EFCATS Student Travel Grant, European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS)
  • 01/2017, Royal Society of Chemistry Poster Prize, Catalysis for Fuels Faraday Discussion, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 11/2016, Clariant Best Student Oral Award, Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA) 2016 Conference, Drakensberg, South Africa
  • 05/2016 & 11/2016, CATSA International Travel Grant, Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA)
  • 04/2016, UCT Conference Travel Grant, University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • 02/2015 – 01/2016, DAAD one-year scholarship for German doctoral candidates abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)



  • Since 2023: Chemical hydrogen Storage, Chemical and Process Engineering Master of Science (M.Sc.), Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CIW), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Since 2022: Catalysts for the Energy Transition, Chemical and Process Engineering Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CIW), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)



  • Heterogeneous catalysis: catalyst synthesis, catalyst deactivation, scale-up of catalyst preparation, model catalysts
  • Material science: nanoparticle synthesis, characterization techniques
  • Thermodynamic calculations: chemical reactions, processes, nanomaterial properties
  • Thermocatalytic activation and valorization of CO2: new catalyst materials and process designs
  • Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs): catalyst development and new reactor designs
  • Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: catalyst deactivation, integration of CO2
  • NFDI4Cat: digitalization in catalysis and catalysis-related sciences
  • CARE-O-SENE: development of next-generation Fischer-Tropsch catalysts for optimized production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF)
  • CRC 1441: DFG Collaborative Research Centre ‘Tracking the Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis for Emission Control’
  • Catalyst shaping



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