Invited speaker- Dr. Maria Casapu

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Maria Casapu studied Chemistry at the West University of Timişoara, Romania, and received her M. Sc. degree at the same university in 2001. She obtained her PhD degree in 2007 at the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alfons Baiker. Until 2011 she was a post-doctoral researcher in the Catalysis for Energy Group of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, with Prof. Dr. Oliver Kröcher. In June 2011 she joined the Chemical Technology and Catalysis group of Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, as senior scientist. Since 2012 she is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Exhaust Gas Center Karlsruhe. Her research interest is in the catalytic emission control of mobile and stationary sources based on a fundamental understanding of the catalyst structure and evolution under reaction conditions.