Chair for Multicomponent Materials

Group photo 2016

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Franz Faupel

Photo Dr. Björn Gojdka


Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-025b
Phone: +49 431 880-6225

Dr. habil. Klaus Rätzke, apl. Prof.

Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-025
Phone: +49 431 880-6227
Telefax: +49 431 880-6229

Senior Research Scientists

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cenk Aktas

Senior Research Scientist

Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-024a
Phone: +49 431 880-6227

Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Strunskus

Senior Research Scientist

Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-026
Phone: +49 431 880-6232

Thomas Strunskus was born in Lübeck, Germany, in 1962. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Heidelberg in 1993, working on metal/polyimide interfaces. From Fall 1987 to Spring 1992 he did his research in the Surface Science Lab at the University of Maine in Orono. During this time he obtained a Master in Physics. In 1994 he joined the Chair for Multicomponent Materials within the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at Kiel University as an assistant of Prof. Franz Faupel working on vapor phase deposition of polymers and metal-polymer interfaces as well as metal-polymer nanocomposites. In 2001 he worked in the group of Prof. Christof Wöll in physical chemistry on the characterization of thin films by synchrotron based x-ray methods (XPS, NEXAFS and XES). In 2006/2007 he moved back to Kiel joined again the group of Prof. Franz Faupel as one of his assistants being involved in most of the research fields of the Chair. Besides that his specialty is still the use of synchrotron radiation for XPS and NEXAFS measurements. He also serves on the editorial boards of Materials.

Publication list and other criteria relevant for scientists can be found here.


Dr.-Ing Alexander Vahl

Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-026
Phone: +49 431 880-6232

Web Page of the Subgroup:

Nanoparticles for Nanocomposites 

  • ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7311-272X
  • Scopus Author ID: 57193929896
  • ResearcherID: O-8541-2018
  • Google Scholar: Link


Dr.-Ing. Salih Veziroglu

Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-024a
Phone: +49 431 880-6228


Salih Veziroglu was born in Kayseri, Turkey in 1988. He received his doctoral degree from the Institute of Material Science, Kiel University, in 2020, studying the functional metal oxide surfaces, supported by Federal State Funding at Kiel University. Currently, he is working as a post-doc researcher and subgroup leader at Prof. F. Faupel’s Research Group (Chair for Multicomponent Materials). The main topic of his research the fabrication of metal - metal oxide micro-/nanostructures (e.g., thin film and particles) for energy, self-cleaning, and sensing applications.


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Technical Staff

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Stefan Rehders

Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-025c
Phone: +49 431 880-6231

NINa - Executive Manager

Dr. Christian Ohrt (NINa)

Westring 423, 24118 Kiel, Room 4a
Phone: +49 431 880-4771

Visiting scientists

PhD students

M. Sc. Maximilian Heiko Burk

Phone: +49 431 880-6231
Telefax: +49 431 880-6229

M. Sc. Jonas Drewes

Phone: +49 431 880-6232
Telefax: +49 431 880-6229