Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Stapf

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Institut für Technische Chemie
    Postfach 3640
    76021 - Karlsruhe


  • Head of Institute
  • Chair of High Temperature Process Engineering




since 2016 Topic spokesperson "Efficient use of fuel ressources" within the Helmholtz-Association programme "Energy Efficiency, Material and Ressources"
since 2015 Coordinator "Bioenergy" within the Helmholtz-Association initiative "Energy System 2050"
since 2014    Head of Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC) at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT); Professor, chair of High Temperature Process Engineering at the KIT department of Chemical and Process Engineering
2011 - 2014

Strategic Planning and Controlling, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen: Economic Evaluations

2000 - 2011 Production Petrochemicals, BASF Ludwigshafen / Germany and Antwerp / Belgium:  Maintenance Management
1996 - 2000 Engineering R&D, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen: Combustion Technologies; Establishment and Head of subject High Temperature Processes
1998 PhD with honors (Dr.-Ing), doctoral thesis on  „Modelling of NOx formation in technical combustion systems“, doctoral advisors: Prof. Leuckel, Prof. Bockhorn, Prof. Schaub
1991 – 1996 Scientist at the Engler-Bunte-Institut, Combustion Technologies, University of Karlsruhe (now KIT)
1985 – 1991 Degree course Process Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (now KIT)


Work in committees:

Country represantative at the IEA bioenergy task 36 " Valorization of Waste in a Circular Economy "

Member in the Advisory Boards of the VDI/DECHEMA-ProcessNet-subjects "Energy Process Engineering" and "High Temperature Technology"


Recent Publications:

  • Stapf, D.; Seifert, H.; Wexler, M.
    Thermische Verfahren zur rohstofflichen Verwertung kunststoffhaltiger Abfälle
    Berliner Abfallwirtschafts- und Energiekonferenz 2019, Berlin, 28.-29. Januar 2019, "Energie aus Abfall", Band 16, Thiel, S., Thomé-Kozmiensky, E., Quicker, P., Gosten, A. [Hrsg.], Thomé-Kozmiensky Verlag GmbH, Neuruppin, ISBN 978-3-944310-45-9, pages 357 - 375
  • Tomasi Morgano, M.; Leibold, H.; Richter, F.; Stapf, D.; Seifert, H.
    Screw Pyrolysis Technology for Sewage Sludge Treatment
    Waste Management 73 (2018), Seiten 487-495, ISSN: 0956-053X, 1879-2456,
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2017.05.049
  • Bergfeldt, B.; Tomasi Morgano, M.; Leibold, H.; Richter, F.; Stapf, D.
    Recovery of Phosphorus and other Nutrients during Pyrolysis of Chicken Manure
    Acriculture 2018, 8(12), 187, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8120187
  • Mätzing, H.; Gehrmann, H.-J.; Seifert, H.; Stapf, D.
    Modelling grate combustion of biomass and low rank fuels with CFD application
    Waste Management, Volume 78, August 2018, Pages 686 - 697,
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2018.05.008
  • Paur, H.-R.; Baumann, W.; Hauser, M.; Lang, I.; Teuscher, N.; Seifert, H.; Stapf, D.
    Thermal Stability and Material Balance of Nanomaterials in Waste Incineration
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 838 (1), 012012, ISSN: 1742-6588, 1742-6596,
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/838/1/012012