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Nico Hotz

Nico Hotz specializes in thermodynamics, heat transfer, sustainable and renewable energy including solar energy and renewable fuels, energy conversion and storage systems, and energy-related phenomena at micro- and nanoscale. He received his Master in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and his Ph.D. in 2008, both from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He started as Assistant Professor at Duke in summer 2010, after postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley.
Nico Hotz has published as author and acted as reviewer for Journal of Power Sources, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Chem. Eng. Science, Appl. Catalysis, AIChE Journal, Appl. Physics Letters, Int. Journal of Multiphase Flow, ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, and Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Nico Hotz was awarded the European patent EP 2143490 on “Porous Ceramic Catalysts and Methods for Their Production and Use.” He also won the Georg A. Fischer Award 2009 by ETH Zurich for the “Excellent PhD Thesis Butane-to-Syngas Processing in Novel Micro-Reactors for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell-Based Small-Scale Power Plants.”
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