Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Markus Kraft

Director, Singapore-Cambridge CREATE Research Centre
Visiting Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Email: mkraft@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 63168819
Office: N1.2 B2 30
Prof Markus Kraft

Biography
Prof Markus Kraft is a Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He is the director of CARES, the Singapore-Cambridge CREATE Research Centre, and Principle Investigator of C4T the “Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology”, which is a CARES research programme. Professor Kraft obtained the academic degree 'Diplom Technomathematiker' at the University of Kaiserslautern in 1992 and completed his Doctor rerum naturalium in Chemistry at the same University in 1997. Subsequently, he worked at the University of Karlsruhe and the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics in Berlin. In 1999 he became a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge. In 2012 he obtained a ScD form the same University.


Prizes, Awards and Other Honours:
Fellow IChemE, elected 22/May/2018.
IChemE Global Award 2016 finalist for the category “Training and Development”. Project name: “Weblabs in chemical engineering.”
Willhelm Bessel Award Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2016.
DFG Mercator Fellow Visiting Professorship at the University Duisburg Essen for 2012.
Best paper award of the conference REV2010-Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation 02/July/2010 (International Association of Online Engineering).
The Ricardo Award for best UK paper, Institute of Physics, Combustion Physics Group, 2009.
Royal Academy of Engineering - Industrial Secondment Scheme with CD-Adapco, 2006.
The Gaydon Prize for the most significant UK contribution to the 31st International Symposium on Combustion 2006.
Sir George Beilby Medal and Prize for 2006 - For outstanding work on the development and application of mathematical and computational methods for understanding and predicting the behaviour of complex chemical systems (Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), the UK's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Institute of Materials Mining and Metallurgy (IOMM)).
Royal Academy of Engineering - Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, 2005.
The Sugden Award 2004, British Section of the Combustion Institute, 2004- For the most significant contribution to combustion research in 2003.
ExxonMobil Engineering Teaching Fellowship, 2004 (Royal Academy of Engineering).
VOLVO Research Fellowship, 1998 (Volvo).
Max Buchner Fellowship, 1995 (Dechema).
Research Interests
Professor Kraft has a strong interest in the area of computational modelling and optimisation targeted towards developing carbon abatement and emissions reduction technologies for the automotive, power and chemical industries. Together with his research team he has also contributed significantly towards the detailed modelling of combustion synthesis of organic and inorganic nanoparticles and worked on spray drying and granulation of fine powders. More recently Professor Kraft has also been working on the application of cyberphyical systems, knowledge graphs, agents and semantic web technology to study eco-industrial parks. In another activity Prof Kraft, in close collaboration with Prof XU Rong, is workingon flame synthesis of catalytically active films for water splitting and CO2 utilisation.
Current Projects
  • Carbon Abatement In The Petroleum Refining Industry : A Control And Optimisation Research Network (CAPRICORN) (Program title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction In Chemical Technology - (C4T))
  • Carbon Abatement In The Petroleum Refining Industry : A Control And Optimisation Research Network (CAPRICORN) (Program title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction In Chemical Technology - (C4T))
  • Corporate Account : C4T - Common Activities Account (Program title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction In Chemical Technology - (C4T))
  • Electrochemical Multi-Scale Science, Engineering And Technology (EMSET) (Program title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction In Chemical Technology - (C4T))
  • Electrochemical Multi-Scale Science, Engineering and Technology (EMSET) (Program title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction In Chemical Technology - (C4T))
  • Integrated Chemicals And Electrical Systems Operation (ICESO) (Program title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction InChemical Technology - (C4T))
  • Integrated Chemicals And Electrical Systems Operation (ICESO) (Program title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction InChemical Technology - (C4T))
  • Multi-Scale Studies Of Catalytic And Adsorption Technologies (MUSCAT) (Program Title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction In Chemical Technology - (C4T))
  • Multi-Scale Studies Of Catalytic And Adsorption Technologies (MUSCAT) (Program title : Cambridge Centre For Carbon Reduction In Chemical Technology - (C4T))
Selected Publications
  • Manoel Y. Manuputty, Jochen A.H. Dreyer, Yuan Sheng, Eric J. Bringley, Maria L. Botero, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. (2018). Polymorphism of nanocrystalline TiO2 prepared in a stagnation flame: formation of the TiO2-II phase. Chemical Science, 10(5), 1342-1350.
  • Maria L. Botero, Yuan Sheng, Jethro Akroyd, Jacob Martin, Jochen A.H. Dreyer, Wenming Yang, Markus Kraft. (2018). Internal structure of soot particles in a diffusion flame. Carbon, 141, 635-642.
  • Shuyang Wu, Weijing Wang, Wenguang Tu, Shengming Yin, Yuan Sheng, Manoel Y. Manuputty, Markus Kraft, and Rong Xu. (2018). Premixed Stagnation Flame Synthesized TiO2 Nanoparticles with Mixed Phases for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6(11), 14470-14479.
  • Maria L. Botero, Nick Eaves, Jochen A.H. Dreyer, Yuan Sheng, Jethro Akroyd, Wenming Yang, Markus Kraft. (2018). Experimental and numerical study of the evolution of soot primary particles in a diffusion flame. Combustion Institute. Proceedings, 37(2), 2047-2055.
  • Yuan Sheng, Markus Kraft, Rong Xu. (2018). Emerging applications of nanocatalysts synthesized by flame aerosol processes. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 20, 39-49.

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