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Kerstin Dönecke

Phone: +49 2461 61-3713
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Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
Microstructure and Properties of Materials (IEK-2)

Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich


Kerstin Dönecke

PhD research topic
Thermochemichal modelling of slags under gasification conditions

HVI Gastech Workpackage
WP 1.2:slag characteristics

Contributions to HVI GasTech
• Basic thermochemical evaluation of the slag
• Modelling of phosphorous containing slags for building up a suitable database
• Providing the database for modelling the thermophysical slag properties

Chemistry, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Degree, year
Diploma, 2007

At FZJ since
May 2012

Work experiences
Jan 2009 – Apr 2012
Research Associate
Welding and Joining Institute, RWTH Aachen University
Pontstrasse 49
52062 Aachen, Germany

Jun 2007 – Dec 2008
Research Associate
Institute of Physics II, University of Cologne, Zuelpicher Str. 77, 50937 Koeln, Germany

Feb 2005 – Feb 2007
Student Assistant
Max-Planck-Institute for Ironresearch, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 40237 Düsseldorf

Skills and competences
• Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, chemical analytics)
• Experience in Thermochemical Modelling (CALPHAD)
• Experience in electrochemical measurements and setup configuration
• Experience in TIG and GMA welding
• Experience in brazing and soldering
• Experience in welding metallurgy and materials’ design
• Experience as a lab tutor
• Experience in writing research proposals (DFG, AiF)

• Very good language skills in English (written and spoken)
• Good language skills in Spanish
• Basic language skills in French

• Good presentation skills
• Knowledge in project management
• Good communication skills