Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1996
    Study of Materials Science at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

  • 1994 – 1995
    Integrated Exchange Study at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA

  • 1996
    Diploma in Materials Science at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

  • 1997 – 2001
    Research Assistant at Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials (Prof. Dr. L. J. Gauckler), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2000
    PhD in Materials Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2001 – 2003
    Senior Engineer, Process Engineering Assembly at Nortel Networks Optical Components Zurich / Bookham Technology, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Crystal Physics & Electroceramics Laboratory, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA (Prof. H. L. Tuller)

  • 2006 – 2010
    Lecturer (Lehrauftrag) for "Inorganic Thin Films" (lecture and practical work) for Master students, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2007 – 2010
    Co-advisor for PhD students (7)

  • 2005 – 2012
    Senior Researcher and Oberassistent at Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials, ETH Zurich (Prof. L.J. Gauckler)

  • 2005 – 2012
    Project Manager for multi-university micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell projects (ONEBAT), Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • since 2013
    Scientist at the FOM Institute DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research), Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Selected publications

  • A. Bieberle-Hütter et al., Syngas Generation from n-Butane with an Integrated MEMS Assembly for Gas Processing in Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems, Lab Chip 12 (22) (2012) 4894.

  • C. Meier et al., Analyzing a micro-solid oxide fuel cell system by global energy balances, Int. J. Hydr. En. 37 (2012) 10318.

  • A. Bieberle-Hütter et al., The Impact of Etching during Microfabrication on the Microstructure and the Electrical Conductivity of Gadolinia-doped Ceria Thin Films, J. Pow. Sourc. 196 (2011) 6070.

  • P. Plonczak et al., Tailoring of LSCF Nanostructure by Pulsed Laser Deposition, Adv. Funct. Mat. 21 (2011) 2764.

  • T. Ryll et al., Microscopic and nanoscopic three phase boundaries of platinum thin-film electrodes on YSZ electrolyte, Adv. Funct. Mat. 21 (3) (2011) 565.

  • A. Evans et al., Review on microfabricated micro-solid oxide fuel cell membranes, J. Pow. Sourc. 194 (2009) 119.

  • U.P. Muecke et al., Micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells on Glass Ceramic Substrates, Adv. Func. Mater. 18 (2008) 1.

  • A. Bieberle-Hütter et al., A Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System as Battery Replacement, J. Pow. Sourc. 177 (2008) 123.

  • D. Beckel et al., Thin Films for Micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, J. Pow. Sourc. 173 (2007) 325.

  • A. Bieberleet al., The Electrochemistry of Ni Pattern Anodes Used as Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Model Electrodes, J. Electrochem. Soc., 148 (2001) A646.


Selected projects

Selected projects as main applicant:

  • ONEBAT – Battery Replacement using Miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Sinergia

    Project funding for 8 Swiss research groups

    Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2012

  • ONEBAT – Battery Replacement using Miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    Competence Center Energy and Mobility (CCEM)

    Project funding for 5 Swiss research groups

    Apr. 2009 – Apr. 2010

  • ONEBAT – Battery Replacement using Miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    Swiss Electric Research

    Project funding for 5 Swiss research groups

    Apr. 2007 – March 2010

  • ONEBAT – Battery Replacement using Miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    Competence Center Energy and Mobility (CCEM)

    Project funding for 5 Swiss research groups

    Oct. 2006 – Sept. 2009

  • ONEBAT – Battery Replacement using Miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    The Innovation Promotion Agency (KTI)

    Project funding for 5 Swiss research groups

    Aug. 2007 – Jan. 2008

  • ONEBAT – Battery Replacement using Miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    The Innovation Promotion Agency (KTI)

    Project funding for 5 Swiss research groups

    Nov. 2006 – Apr. 2007

  • Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG)

    Individual funding for Post Doc at MIT, Cambridge, USA

    Dec. 03 – May 04

  • Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

    Individual funding for Post Doc at MIT, Cambridge, USA

    June 2003 – Nov. 2003

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Referee Services:

  • Journal of the Electrochemical Society

  • Chemistry of Materials

  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

  • Solid State Ionics

  • Journal of Electroceramics

  • Journal of Materials Research

  • Korean Society for Precision Engineering

Media coverage

Teaching:

  • Inorganic Thin Films: Processing, Properties and Applications

    Lecture (2 h) and Lab (2 h) for Master students

    Together with 2 other lecturer

    ETH Zurich

    Spring Semester 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Werkstoffpraktikum for Diploma students

    Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials

    Together with L.J. Gauckler and other supervisors

    ETH Zurich

    Summer Semester 1997, 1998, 1999

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children (2005, 2007)


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