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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Moos
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Moos

Department of Functional Materials

Phone: +49 (0)921 55 7401
Facsimile: +49 (0)921 55 7405
Email: Ralf.Moos@uni-bayreuth.de


Academic studies

1995 Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.), University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Advisors Prof. K.-H. Härdtl and Prof. R. Waser
Topic: Donor doping of SrTiO3 - Electrical properties and defect chemical modeling
1989 Diploma degree, University of Karlsruhe (TH) in Electrical Engineering

Professional career


Daimler AG, Research Division, Friedrichshafen, Group Leader "Gas sensors"

  • R&D-Projects with respect to novel gas sensors for application in the exhaust gas aftertreatment system incl. interaction between exhaust sensors and converters
  • Sensors for fuel-cell cars
  • Sensors for fuels and lubricants

Daimler AG, Serial development Otto-Engines, Stuttgart, R&D engineer

  • Application of novel exhaust gas sensors and aftertreatment systems
  • On-Board Diagnose

Daimler AG, Research Division, Friedrichshafen, Research scientist

  • Ceramic materials and devices (oxide ceramic current limiters, AlN high precision ceramic injection molding)
1990 - 1995

University of Karlsruhe, Prof. Härdtl, Research Assistant

  • Resistive oxygen sensors
  • Ceramics Technology
    Since July 2001 Professor (chair): University of Bayreuth, Dept. of Functional Materials

Research areas at the Department of Functional Materials

The research work focusses on inorganic oxide functional materials. Especially perovskites, porous framework materials (such as zeolites), and ionic conductors are in the focus of the work. Applications are sensors, catalysts and materials for energy conversion. Layer and film technologies are core competencies of the lab. As usual in an engineering department, the industrial applicability of the techniques used at the department is of crucial importance.

Methods at the Department of Functional Materials

Thin - and thick-film technology, aerosol deposition, laser patterning, photolithography, powder preparation, ceramic technology, kilns, SEM (ESEM + EDX), DRIFT - FTIR.

Catalyst and gas sensor test benches, engine dynamometer, high temperature sensors, extensive gas analysis (CLD , NDIR, FID, FTIR, UV-VIS), impedance spectroscopy, microwave measurements, cyclic voltammetry, thermoelectric measurements, simulation of electrical properties of functional materials of exchange kinetics with the gas phase and heat transport processes (COMSOL, Matlab, etc.)

Further activities

  • General Editor of “Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical” (=most important sensor journal)
  • Organizer of the Intl. Meeting on Chemical Sensors 2012 - IMCS 2012 (Nuremberg, Germany), the world’s largest conference of Chemical Sensors.
  • Chairman of the Board of the Intl. Meeting on Chemical Sensors
  • Advisory board and session organizer of several German sensor conferences (Sensor Nürnberg, Sensoren und Messsysteme, others)
  • Founding member: “High temperature sensors” group of Dt. Gesellschaft für Materialforschung

Faculty positions (selection)

2009 - 2011 Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Bayreuth
2007 - 2009 Dean, Head of Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Bayreuth
2005 - 2007

Dean of Studies, Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Bayreuth


DGM - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (German Association for Materials Research)
DKG - DKG Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft e. V. (German Ceramic Society)
IMAPS - The International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society

Department of Functional Materials | Faculty of Engineering Science | University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstraße 30 | D - 95447 Bayreuth | Germany
Phone: +49 (0)921 55 7401 | Facsimile: +49 (0)921 55 7405 | funktionsmaterialien@uni-bayreuth.de