Stefan Kaskel studied chemistry at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen (Germany), and received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the same University in solid state chemistry. As a Feodor-Lynen Fellow he worked at Ames Laboratory, USA (1998-2000) on intermetallic compounds. He was a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr (2000-2004) after which he was awarded the position of full professor for Inorganic Chemistry at Technical University Dresden.
His research interests are focused on porous and nanostructured materials (synthesis, structure, function) for applications in energy storage, catalysis, batteries and separation technologies. He has been working on MOFs since 2002 as well as other porous materials, CVD, CNTs, adsorption, printing and lithium sulfur batteries. More info on his personal website.
His keynote is titled “Switchability phenomena in Metal-Organic Frameworks: From fundamentals to functions?” and the abstract can be downloaded here.