• Hector Fellows

    Distinguished researchers in STEM fields.

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kappes

Institute for Physical Chemistry II, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Hector Fellow since 2009

Professor Kappes is Head of the Institute for Physical Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Nanotechnology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

His research field involves size-dependent properties of matter in the range of 0.5 to 10 nanometers. Using self-developed ion beam and mass spectrometry methods he examines how optical, electronic, mechanical and chemical properties change with the atomic number and the charge number of particles. He focuses, among other things, on producing novel carbon materials with specific electrical and mechanical properties.

Manfred Kappes is a winner of the Van´t Hoff Prize of the German Bunsen-Society of Physical Chemistry. He was honored with the Xingda Lectureship of the University of Peking (China). He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Research fields

Physical Chemistry of Microscopic Systems

Size-dependent properties of the matter in the range of 0.5 to 10 nanometers