Ralf Riedel

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

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

Otto-Berndt-Straße 3
64287 Darmstadt

Raum: L1|08 407

Education

  • 12/1992 Habilitation in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 02/1984 – 06/1986 Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 01/1984 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Current Position(s)

  • 01/1993-present Full Professor, Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • 04/2016-present Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi´an, P.R. China
  • 2016-2021 Professor, Frontier Research Institute for Materials Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT), Nagoya, Japan

Previous Positions

  • 01/1990-12/1992 Post doc, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart
  • 07/1986-12/1989 Post doc, Max Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart

Fellowships and Awards

  • 1983 Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Society, Germany
  • 1999 Dionyz-Stur-Gold Medal for Merits in Natural Science, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • 2000 Fellow of “The American Ceramic Society” (USA)
  • 2004 Elected Member of the “World Academy of Ceramics”
  • 2005 Guest Professor at the Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
  • 2006 Honorary Doctor (Dr. h. c.), Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • 2009 Honorary Professor (Prof. h. c.), Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R. China
  • 2012 Tammann-Gedenkmünze, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM), Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 Fellow of the European Ceramic Society
  • 2014-2017 Guest Professor at Xiamen University, China
  • 2014 Fellow of the School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2018 Elected Member, Nomination Committee, World Academy of Ceramics

Supervision of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Prof. Riedel is teaching at bachelor and master level. Courses include Introduction to General Chemistry, Structural Materials, Materials Engineering, Materials Chemistry, Synthesis and Properties of Ceramics I + II. Numerous Master and Bechelor students have been supervised in the past and are currently supervised Number of PhD theses supervised: 42 completed, 13 to be completed. He presently supervises 8 postdocs and hosts 2 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellows. Several of his former PhD students and postdocs have attained national and international Professor positions at TU Freiberg (Germany), TU Berlin (Germany), University of Texas at Austin (USA), Tianjin University (China), Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan).

Teaching Activities

  • 2009/2010 Visiting Professor; Synthesis and Properties of Ceramics, Part I+ II, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland

Organisation of Scientific Meetings

  • Organizer, ISNT 2014, 8th International Symposium on Nitrides in Conjunction with the 7th International Workshop on Spinel Nitrides and Related Materials and the Marie Curie ITN 7th Framework Programme FUNEA 31st August to 5th September, 2014 Wildbad Kreuth, Germany
  • Topic Coordinator, Materials Science & Engineering (MSE), September 27 – 29, 2016, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Co-Chair, 11th CICC (The International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC) series), Kunming, China, May 25-29, 2019.

Institutional Responsibilities

  • 04/2010-03/2018 Dean, Department of Materials and Geosciences, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Prof. Riedel headed and was member of numerous faculty-searching commissions at TU Darmstadt and was long-term Faculty member of the Materials and Geosciences Department at TU Darmstadt.

Reviewing Activities

  • 1996-2001 European Regional Editor of Applied Organometallic Chemistry
  • 1999–2016 Member of the Advisory Board of the German Society of Materials Science (DGM
  • Since 2001 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 2002 Associate Editor of the „Journal of the American Ceramic Society“
  • Since 2003 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
  • 2005- 2007 Member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan”
  • 2005-2011 Coordinator of the DFG-Priority Program (SPP 1181) “Nanoscaled Inorganic Materials by Molecular Design” (NANOMAT); Budget: 7.5 Mio. €
  • 2005-2011 Member of the DFG-Senate Committee on Research Training Groups
  • 2006-2010 Elected Member of the Nomination Committee of the World Academy of Ceramics
  • 2007 Member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society”
  • 2007-2016 Scientific Advisor of the German-Israeli-Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)
  • 2011-2015 Coordinator of the EU-ITN (Initial Training Network) “FUNEA” (Functional Nitrides for Energy Applications); Budget: 3.5 Mio €
  • 2014–2018 Elected Member of the Advisory Board of the World Academy of Ceramics
  • 2016–2021 Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Ceramics International”
  • Since 2016 Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology
  • April 2018–March 2023 Editor in Chief, Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Memberships of Scientific Societies

  • Member of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (FhG), Munic, Germany
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), Frankfurt, Germany
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM), Berlin, Germany
  • American Ceramic Society, USA
  • Materials Research Society, USA
  • Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft (DKG), Germany

Major Collaborations

  • Prof. Dr. I-Wei Chen, University of Philadelphia, USA: Functional Materials Properties
  • Prof. Dr. Yuichi Ikuhara, University of Tokyo, Japan: Electron Microscopy
  • Prof. Dr. Isao Tanaka, University of Tokyo, Japan: Materials Modelling
  • Prof. Dr. Raj Bordia, Clemson University, USA: Materials Processing
  • Prof. Dr. Pavol Sajgalik, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic: Materials Sintering
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Kroll, University of Texas, USA: Solid State Structure Modelling
  • Prof. Dr. Zhaoju Yu, Xiamen University, China: Single-Source Precursor Synthesis

Important Publications

  • Wen, Q.; Yu, Z.; Xu, Y.; Lu, Y.; Fasel, C.; Morita, K.; Guillon, O.; Buntkowsky, G.; Ionescu, E.; Riedel, R.; SiC/HfyTa1-yCxN1-x/C ceramic nanocomposites with HfyTa1-yCxN1-x-carbon core-shell nanostructure and the influence of the carbon-shell thickness on electrical properties, J. Mater. Chem. C, 6(4) (2018) 855-864.
  • Vrankovic, D.; Graczyk-Zajac, M.; Kalcher, C.; Rohrer, J.; Becker, M.; Stabler, C.; Trykowski, G.; Albe, K.; Riedel, R.; Highly Porous Silicon Embedded in a Ceramic Matrix: A Stable High-Capacity Electrode for Li-Ion Batteries, ACS Nano, 11(11) (2017) 11409-11416.
  • Kaspar, J.; Bazarjani, M. S.; Schitco, C.; Gurlo, A.; Graczyk-Zajac, M.; Riedel, R.; Electrochemical study of NiO nanosheets: toward the understanding of capacity fading, J. Mater. Sc., 52 (2017) 6498-6505.
  • Bhat, S.; Wiehl, L.; Molina-Luna, L.; Mugnaioli, E.; Lauterbach, S.; Sicolo, S.; Kroll, P.; Dürrschnabel, M.; Nishiyama, N.; Kolb, U.; Albe, K.; Kleebe, H.-J.; Riedel, R.; High-Pressure Synthesis of Novel Boron Oxynitride B6N4O3 with Sphalerite Type Structure, Chem. Mater. 27 (2015) 5907–5914.
  • Li, W.; Gurlo, A.; Riedel, R.; Ionescu, E.; Perovskite-type Solid Solution SrMo1–xWx(O,N)3 Oxynitrides: Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetic Properties, ZAAC, 641 (2015) 1533-1539.
  • Niwa, K.; Dzivenko, D.; Suzuki, K.; Riedel, R.; Troyan, I.; Eremets, M.; Hasegawa, M.; High Pressure Synthesis of Marcasite-Type Rhodium Pernitride, Inorg. Chem., 53 (2014) 697–699.
  • 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.
  • Li, W.; Ionescu, E.; Riedel, R.; Gurlo, A.; Can we predict the formability of perovskite oxynitrides from tolerance and octahedral factors?, J. Mater. Chem. A (2013) 12239–12245.
  • 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.
  • Colombo, P.; Mera, G.; Riedel, R.; Soraru, G.D.; Polymer-Derived Ceramics: 40 Years of Research and Innovation in Advanced Ceramics, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 93 (2010) 1805-1837.

Research Monographs

  • Riedel, R. & Chen, I-W. (Eds.), Ceramic Science & Technology, Volumes 1 – 4, Wiley-VCH-Verlag, Weinheim, 2008-2012.

Patents

a) Disclosed Patents

  • Vrankovic, D.; Storch, M.; Schitco, C.; Graczyk-Zajac, M.; Riedel, R.; Verfahren zum Herstellen poröser Keramiken und eines porösen Keramikprodukts, TU Darmstadt, AZ DE 10 2016 116 732.0 (08.03.2018).
  • Klausmann, A.; Riedel, R.; Messzelle, TU Darmstadt, AZ DE 10 2015 120 298.0 (24.05.2017).
  • Fergen, I.; Kolbe, W.; Kraft, M.; Harenburg, J.; Zschuppe, M.; Ionescu, E.; Riedel, R.; Beschichtungszusammensetzung für abriebbeständige und antiadhäsive Oberflächenbeschichtungen, FEW Chemicals GmbH, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, TU Darmstadt, AZ DE 10 2012 004 278.7 (04.10.2012).

b) Granted Patents

  • Fergen, I.; Kolbe, W.; Kraft, M.; Harenburg, J.; Zschuppe, M.; Ionescu, E.; Riedel, R.; Wear-resisting and anti-adhesion coating compound of surface coating, FEW Chemicals GmbH, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, TU Darmstadt, CN102732152B (02.12.2015).
  • Amritphale, S.S.; Chandra, N.; Kroke, E.; Riedel, R.; Verfahren zur Herstellung von siliciumhaltigen Vorläufern, den Vorläufer selbst und Verfahren zur Herstellung von Keramikmaterialien, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, India, AZ DE 199 52 337.1 (06.09.2007).

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