Ralf Riedel

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ralf Riedel

+49 6151 16-21624
+49 6151 16-21623

Jovanka-Bontschits-Strasse 2
64287 Darmstadt

Office: L1|08 407

Scientific Career

  • 1977-84 Study of Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart (Germany), Diploma Thesis concerning „Versuche zur Reduktion von Aldehyden mit weißem Phosphor“ (supervisor.: Prof. Dr. E. Fluck)
  • 1984-86 Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, concerning „Weißer Phosphor als Edukt für die Synthese phosphororganischer Verbindungen“ (supervisor.: Prof. Dr. E. Fluck)
  • 1986-89 Post doc at the Max Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Institute for Materials Research, PML, Stuttgart
  • 1990-92 Post doc at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart with Habilitation 1992 concerning „Nicht-oxidische Keramiken aus anorganischen Vorstufen“ (supervisors.: Prof. Dr. G. Becker and Prof. Dr. F. Aldinger)
  • since 1993 Professor at the Institute of Materials Science, Dispersive Solid Group, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
  • seit 2010 Dean of the Department of Material- and Geosciences at TU Darmstadt

Scientific organisations

  • European Regional Editor of “Applied Organometallic Chemistry” (1996-2001)
  • Visiting Professor at the department of mechanical engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA (WS 1997/98)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the “German Society of Materials Science (DGM)” (since 1999)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the „Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik (IGB), Stuttgart (since 2001)
  • Member of the International Editorial Board of “Ceramics International” (since 2001)
  • Associate Editor of the “Journal of American Ceramic Society” (since 2002)
  • Member of the „International Advisory Board of the Integrated Centre for Advanced Materials and Molecular Science of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (since 2003)
  • Coordinator of the DFG-Priority Program (SPP 1181) “Nanoscaled Inorganic Materials by Molecular Design” (NANOMAT), (2005-2011)
  • Member of the DFG-Senate Committee on Research Training Groups (2005-2011)
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Rennes (Prof. Dr. Tanguy Rouxel), France (June/July 2005)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan” (2005-2007)
  • Elected Member of the Nomination Committee of the World Academy of Ceramics (2006-2010)
  • Nomination as Member of the Searching Commission of the “German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)” (2006-2009)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society” (since 2007)
  • Scientific Advisor of the German-Israeli-Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF) (since 2007)
  • Visiting Professor at the Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland (Nov./Dec. 2009, May 2010)
  • Editor of the Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan (since 2011)
  • Coordinator of the EU-ITN (Initial Training Network) “FUNEA” (Functional Nitrides for Energy Applications) (since Feb. 2011)
  • Elected Member of the Advisory Board of the World Academy of Ceramics (2014-2018)

Awards and Honours

  • Doctoral Fellowship from Max Planck Society, Germany (1983)
  • Dionyz-Stur-Gold Medal for Merits in Natural Science, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (1999)
  • Fellow of “The American Ceramic Society” (USA) (2000)
  • Member of the “World Academy of Ceramics” (2004)
  • Nomination as Guest Professor at the Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, P.R. China (2005)
  • Honorary Doctor (Dr. h. c.) of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (2006)
  • Honorary Professor (Prof. h.c.) of the Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R. China (2009)
  • Edward C. Henry Award of the American Ceramic Society (2011)
  • Tammann-Gedenkmünze of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (2012)
  • Fellow of the European Ceramic Society (2013)
  • Nomination as Guest Professor at the University Xiamen, China (July 2014)

Important Publications

    • Bekheet, M.F.; Schwarz, M.R.; Lauterbach, S.; Kleebe, H.-J.; Kroll, P.; Riedel, R.; Gurlo, A.; Orthorhombic In2O3 : a metastable polymorph of indium sesquioxide, Angew. Chem. (International Ed. in English), 52(25) (2013) 6531-6535.
    • Sen, S.; Widgeon, S.J.; Navrotsky, A.; Mera, G.; Tavakoli, A.; Ionescu, E.; Riedel, R.; Carbon substitution for oxygen in silicates in planetary interiors, PNAS, 110(40) (2013) 15904-15907.
    • Dzivenko, D.A.; Zerr, A.; Miehe, G.; Riedel, R.; Synthesis and properties of oxygen-bearing c-Zr3N4 and c-Hf3N4, J. Alloys Comp., 480 (1) (2009) 46-49.
    • Horvath-Bordon, E.; Riedel, R.; McMillan, P. F.; Kroll, P.; Miehe, G.; van Aken, P.A.; Zerr, A.; Hoppe, P.; Shebanova, O.; McLaren, I.; Lauterbach, S.; Kroke, E.; Boehler,R.; High-Pressure Synthesis of Crystalline Carbon Nitride Imide, C2N2(NH), a) Angew. Chem., 119 (2007) 1498 – 1502, b) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46 (2007) 1476-1480.
    • Zerr, A.; Miehe, G.; Riedel R.; Synthesis of Cubic Zirconium and Hafnium Nitride Having Th3P4-Structure, Nat. Mater., 2 (2003) 185-189.
    • Zerr, A.; Miehe, G.; Serghiou, G.; Schwarz, M.; Kroke, E.; Riedel, R.; Fueß, H.; Kroll, P.; Böhler, R.; Synthesis of cubic silicon nitride, Nature, 400 (1999), 340-342.

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