Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Ulrich Nieken

Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik


+49 711 685-85230
+49 711 685-85242

Böblinger Str. 78
70199 Stuttgart
Raum: 1.039


  • Technische Reaktionen unter transienten Bedingungen

  • Zyklische Prozesse

  • Reaktionsführung mit simultaner Wärme- und Stoffübertragung

  • Strukturbildung poröser Feststoffe

  • Transport in porösen Medien

  1. 2019

    1. M. Hopp-Hirschler, M. Safdari Shadloo, U. Nieken
      Viscous Fingering Phenomena in the Early Stage of Polymer Membrane Formation
      2019, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 864, 97–140
    2. M. Hopp-Hirschler, J. Baz, N. Hansen, U. Nieken
      Generalized Fickian Approach for Phase Separating Fluid Mixtures in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
      2019, Computers & Fluids 179, 78--90
    3. H. Dubbe, F. Bühner, U. Nieken
      Rapid Estimation of NO Oxidation Kinetic Data from Experiments
      2019, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 91
    4. U. Nieken
      Prediction of Electrolyte Distribution in Technical Gas Diffusion Electrodes: From Imaging to SPH Simulations
      Vortrag, ModVAL, 12.03.-13.03.2019, Braunschweig
  2. 2018

    1. C. Zander, M. Hopp-Hirschler, U. Nieken
      Mesoscopic Simulation and Characterization of the Morphological Evolution in Phase Separating Fluid Mixtures
      2018, Computational Materials Science 149, 267--281
    2. M. Hopp-Hirschler, U. Nieken
      Modeling of Pore Formation in Phase Inversion Processes: Model and Numerical Results
      2018, Journal of Membrane Science 564, 820--831
    3. R. Sadeghi, M. S. Shadloo, M. Hopp-Hirschler, A. Hadjadj, U. Nieken
      Three-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of High Density Ratio Two-Phase Flows in Porous Media
      2018, Computers & Mathematics with Applications 75(7), 2445--2465
    4. H. Dubbe, E. Holl, A. Spierings, K. Wegener, U. Nieken
      Development of a Spatially Uniform Low-Temperature Hydrogen Combustor
      2018, Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A 19(10), 735--745
    5. H. Dubbe, G.Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Modeling of Conversion Hysteresis Phenomena for Pt/Pd‐based Diesel Oxidation Catalysts
      2018, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 90, 625--633
    6. P. Kunz, S. M. Hassanizadeh, U. Nieken
      A Two-Phase SPH Model for Dynamic Contact Angles Including Fluid--Solid Interactions at the Contact Line
      2018, Transport in Porous Media 122(2), 253--277
    7. M. Hopp-Hirschler, M. S. Shadloo, U. Nieken
      A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Approach for Thermo-Capillary Flows
      2018, Computers & Fluids 176, 1--19
    8. U. Nieken, J. Xia, G. Eigenberger, H. Strathmann
      A flow battery based on reverse electrodialysis with bipolar membranes
      Vortrag, EuroMembrane, 09.07.-13.07.2018, Valencia, Spain
  3. 2017

    1. M. Hirschler, G. Oger, U. Nieken, D. L. Touzé
      Modeling of Droplet Collisions Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
      2017, International Journal of Multiphase Flow 95, 175--187
    2. S. Gast, J. H. Matthies, U. S. Tuttlies, U. Nieken
      A Novel Experimental Setup for Kinetic Studies of Toluene Oxidation in Homogeneous Liquid Phase
      2017, Chemical Engineering & Technology 5/2017
    3. J. Bickel, B. Odendall, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Oxygen Storage Dominated Three-Way Catalyst Modeling for Fresh Catalysts
      2017, Chemical Engineering Science 160, 34--53
    4. C. Zander, M. Hellmund, C. Schwede, U. Nieken
      Untersuchungen zur Belagsbildung bei der Polymerisation von N-Vinylpyrrolidon in kontinuierlich betriebenen Reaktorsystemen
      Vortrag, Würzburg, Deutschland
    5. U. Nieken
      Simulation of structure formation of open-porous materials
      Vortrag, Third Indo-German Workshop, 23.02.-26.02.2016, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahaiti
    6. M. Hirschler, U. Nieken
      Study of implicit time-integration in truly incompressible SPH
      Proceedings of the 12th International SPHERIC Workshop, 13.06.-15.06.2017, Ourense, Spain
    7. P. Kunz, U. Nieken
      Study of two-phase flow at low Reynolds numbers: Extension of contact line dynamics to creeping flow
      Proceedings of the 12th International SPHERIC Workshop, 13.06.-15.06.2017, Ourense, Spain
  4. 2016

    1. P. Kunz, M. Hirschler, M. Huber, U. Nieken
      Inflow/Outflow with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions for Pressure in ISPH
      2016, Journal of Computational Physics 326, 171--187
    2. Manuel Hirschler, W. Säckel, U. Nieken
      On Maxwell–Stefan Diffusion in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
      2016, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 103, 548--554
    3. M. Huber, F. Keller, W. Säckel, M. Hirschler, P. Kunz, S. M. Hassanizadeh, U. Nieken
      On the Physically Based Modeling of Surface Tension and Moving Contact Lines with Dynamic Contact Angles on the Continuum Scale
      2016, Journal of Computational Physics 310, 459--477
    4. Manuel Hirschler, P. Kunz, M. Huber, F. Hahn, U. Nieken
      Open Boundary Conditions for ISPH and Their Application to Micro-Flow
      2016, Journal of Computational Physics 307, 614--633
    5. R. Kelling, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Ceramic Counterflow Reactor for Autothermal Dry Reforming at High Temperatures
      2016, Catalysis Today 273, 196--204
    6. P. Kunz, I. M. Zarikos, N. K. Karadimitriou, M. Huber, U. Nieken, S. M. Hassanizadeh
      Study of Multi-Phase Flow in Porous Media: Comparison of SPH Simulations with Micro-Model Experiments
      2016, Transport in Porous Media 114(2), 581--600
    7. M. Huber, D. Dobesch, P. Kunz, M. Hirschler, U. Nieken
      Influence of Orifice Type and Wetting Properties on Bubble Formation at Bubble Column Reactors
      2016, Chemical Engineering Science 152, 151--162
    8. H. Dubbe, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Hysteresis Phenomena on Pt- and Pd-Diesel Oxidation Catalysts: Experimental Observations
      2016, Topics in Catalysis 59(10), 1054--1058
    9. S. Seher, M. N. Ess, H. Bladt, R. Niessner, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      A Comparison of Diesel Soot Oxidation Rates Measured with Two Different Isothermal Set-Ups
      2016, Journal of Aerosol Science 91, 94--100
    10. H. Dubbe, F. Bühner, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Hysteresis Phenomena on Platinum and Palladium-Based Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs)
      2016, Emission Control Science and Technology 2(3), 137--144
    11. M. N. Ess, H. Bladt, W. Mühlbauer, S. Seher, C. Zöllner, S. Lorenz, … R. Niessner
      Reactivity and Structure of Soot Generated at Varying Biofuel Content and Engine Operating Parameters
      2016, Combustion and Flame 163, 157--169
    12. W. Säckel, U. Nieken
      Structure Formation within Spray-Dried Droplets; Mathematical Modelling of Spray Polymerisation
      2016, Process-Spray: Functional Particles Produced in Spray Processes, Springer, ISBN: 978-3319812687
    13. U. Nieken
      Einfluss der Rußreaktivität auf die DPF-Regeneration
      Vortrag, FVV Frühjahrstagung, 15.04.-16.04.2016, Bad Neuenahr, Germany
  5. 2015

    1. R. Kelling, H. Dubbe, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Ceramic Counterflow Reactor for Efficient Conversion of CO2 to Carbon-Rich Syngas
      2015, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 87, 726--733
    2. U. Nieken
      Oxygen storage based reaction kinetics for three-way catalyst modeling
      Vortrag, European Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering – ESCRE 2015, 27.10.-30.10.2015, Fürstenfeld, Germany
    3. M. Hirschler, M. Huber, G. Oger, P. Kunz, D. L. Touze, U. Nieken
      Modeling of quantitative droplet dynamics with coalescence-bouncing transition in a pseudo-single-phase system using ISPH and WCSPH
      Proceedings of the 10th International SPHERIC Workshop, 16.06.-18.06.2015, Parma, Italy
  6. 2014

    1. P. Günther, P. Kunz, R. Stierle, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Prozesssimulation Einer Adsorptionskältemaschine: True-Moving-Bed-Approximation
      2014, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 86, 112--118
    2. B. R. Formisano, C. Bonten, M. Weinert, P. Günther, U. Nieken
      Extrudierte Zeolithische Wabenkörper Für Sorptionsspeicher
      2014, EuroHeat&Power 43, 17--19
    3. M. Hirschler, M. Huber, W. Säckel, P. Kunz, U. Nieken
      An Application of the Cahn-Hilliard Approach to Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
      2014, Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2014, 10
    4. W. Säckel, U. Nieken
      Modellierung Reaktiver Sprühtrocknungsprozesse Am Beispiel Der Sprühpolymerisation
      2014, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 86, 438--448
    5. R. Kelling, J. Bickel, U. Nieken, P. A. Zegeling
      An Adaptive Moving Grid Method for Solving Convection Dominated Transport Equations in Chemical Engineering
      2014, Computers & Chemical Engineering 71, 467--477
    6. M. Krone, M. Huber, K. Scharnowski, M. Hirschler, D. Kauker, G. Reina, … T. Ertl
      Evaluation of Visualizations for Interface Analysis of SPH
      2014, The Eurographics Association, ISBN: 978-3-905674-69-9
    7. U. Nieken
      Reaction Kinetics for Aged Catalysts with Storage Components
      Vortrag, 5th Annual Global Congress of Catalysis - 2014, 21.09.-23.09.2014, Qingdao, China
    8. F. Beck, M. Hirschler, U. Nieken, P. Eberhard
      A study of truly incompressible and weakly compressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics methods to model incompressible flows with free surfaces
      Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 2014, Erlangen, Germany
    9. W. Säckel, M. Huber, M. Hirschler, P. Kunz, U. Nieken
      Drying and Morphology Evolution of Single Droplets in Spray Processes
      Proceedings of the 9th SPHERIC International Workshop, 03.06.-05.06.2014, Paris, France
    10. H. Bladt, W. Mühlbauer, S. Seher, M. Bürger, M. Eß, C. Zöllner, … U. Janoske
      Einfluss der Rußreaktivität auf die DPF-Regeneration
      FVV Abschlussbericht
    11. W. Säckel, M. Hirschler, M. Huber, P. Kunz, U. Nieken
      Modelling of Structure Evolution in Spray Dried Particles using the Meshfree SPH Method
      Proceedings of the 26th ILASS, 08.09.-10.09.2014, Bremen, Germany
  7. 2013

    1. K. Hauff, H. Dubbe, U. Tuttlies, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Platinum Oxide Formation and Reduction during NO Oxidation on a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst—Macrokinetic Simulation
      2013, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 129, 273--281
    2. U. N. W. Säckel
      Modelling of Spray Polymerisation Processes
      2013, Macromolecular Symposia 333, 297--304
    3. Karin Hauff, U. Tuttlies, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Reaction Kinetics of Aged NOx Storage Catalysts
      2013, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 52(25), 8399--8409
    4. M. Rink, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Comparison of Two Different Heat-Integrated Exhaust Purification Devices for Monovalent CNG Engines
      2013, Topics in Catalysis 56(1), 421--426
    5. D. Chan, K. Hauff, U. Nieken, O. Deutschmann
      Vereinfachte Modellanpassung Für Gealterte Dieseloxidations- Und NOx-Speicherkatalysatoren
      2013, MTZ - Motortechnische Zeitschrift 74(12), 1002--1009
    6. K. Hauff, W. Boll, S. Tischer, D. Chan, U. Tuttlies, G. Eigenberger, … U. Nieken
      Macro- and Microkinetic Simulation of Diesel Oxidation Catalyst: Effect of Aging, Noble Metal Loading and Platinum Oxidation
      2013, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 85, 673--685
    7. M. Hirschler, F. Keller, M. Huber, W. Säckel, U. Nieken
      Ein Gitterfreies Berechnungsverfahren Zur Simulation von Koaleszenz in Mehrphasensystemen
      2013, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 85, 1099--1106
    8. M. Rink, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Heat-Integrated Exhaust Purification for Natural Gas Engines
      2013, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 85, 656--663
    9. W. Säckel, M. Huber, M. Hirschler, P. Kunz, U. Nieken
      Modelling of Morphology Evolution in Spray Drying Processes using Meshfree Single Droplet Drying Models
      Proceedings of the 4th European Drying Conference, 02.10.-04.10.2013, Paris, France
  8. 2012

    1. S. Dwenger, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Measurement of Capillary Pressure--Saturation Relationships Under Defined Compression Levels for Gas Diffusion Media of PEM Fuel Cells
      2012, Transport in Porous Media 91(1), 281--294
    2. E. Lopez, V. Gepert, A. Gritsch, U. Nieken, G. Eigenberger
      Ethanol Steam Reforming Thermally Coupled with Fuel Combustion in a Parallel Plate Reactor
      2012, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51(11), 4143--4151
    3. K. Hauff, U. Tuttlies, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Platinum Oxide Formation and Reduction during NO Oxidation on a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst – Experimental Results
      2012, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 123–124, 107--116
    4. M. Rink, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken, U. Tuttlies
      Optimization of a Heat-Integrated Exhaust Catalyst for CNG Engines
      2012, Catalysis Today 188(1), 113--120
    5. W. Säckel, U. Nieken
      Modellierung der Prozesse in Einzeltropfen bei Sprühtrocknungsprozessen mit Hilfe gitterfreier Simulationsverfahren
      Proceedings des 10. Workshops über Sprays, 21.05.-22.05.2012, Berlin, Germany
    6. W. Säckel, F. Keller, U. Nieken
      Modelling of Single Droplet Drying and Morphology Evolution using Meshfree Simulation Methods
      Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of Liquid Atomisation and Spray Systems, 02.09.-06.09.2012, Heidelberg, Germany
  9. 2011

    1. F. Keller, U. Nieken
      Application of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to Structure Formation in Chemical Engineering
      2011, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-16229-9
    2. U. Nieken, F. Keller, W. Säckel, M. Huber
      Simulation of Morphogenesis of Open-Porous Materials
      Vortrag, BASF Forum Process Technology 2011, 24.02.2011, Heidelberg, Germany
  10. 2010

    1. F. Keller, U. Nieken
      Simulation Der Morphologieausbildung von Offenporigen Materialien
      2010, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 82, 1391
    2. J. Frey, C. Lieder, T. Schölkopf, T. Schleid, U. Nieken, E. Klemm, M. Hunger
      Quantitative Solid-State NMR Investigation of V5$\mathplus$ Species in VPO Catalysts upon Sequential Selective Oxidation of n-Butane
      2010, Journal of Catalysis 272(1), 131--139
    3. K. Hauff, U. Tuttlies, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      A Global Description of DOC Kinetics for Catalysts with Different Platinum Loadings and Aging Status
      2010, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 100(1–2), 10--18
    4. J. Laackmann, R. Sedelmayer, L. Cepelyte, K. Walag, W. Pauer, H.-U. Moritz, … U. Nieken
      Experimental Investigation and Numerical Simulation of Spray Processes
      2010, Macromolecular Symposia 302, 235--244
    5. W. Säckel, F. Keller, U. Nieken
      Modeling of Spray Drying Processes Using Meshfree Simulation Methods
      Proceedings of the 17th International Drying Symposium, 03.10.-06.10.2010, Magdeburg, Germany, 17th International Drying Symposium
    6. W. Säckel, F. Keller, U. Nieken
      Simulation der Verdampfung von Einzeltropfen mit Hilfe gitterfreier Simulationsmethoden
      Proceedings des 9. Workshops über Sprays, Techniken der Fluidzerstäubung und Untersuchungen von Sprühvorgängen, 03.05.-05.05.2010, Heidelberg, Germany
  11. 2009

    1. V. Schmeißer, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      An Improved Model for NOx-Storage Catalysts
      2009, Topics in Catalysis 52(13), 1934
    2. B. Glöckler, G. Kolios, C. Tellaeche, U. Nieken
      A Heat-Integrated Reverse-Flow Reactor Concept for Endothermic High-Temperature Syntheses Part I: Fundamentals – Short-Cut Theory and Experimental Verification of a Traveling Endothermic Reaction Zone
      2009, Chemical Engineering & Technology , 1339--1347
    3. C. Tellaeche, B. Glöckler, G. Kolios, U. Nieken
      A Heat-Integrated Reverse-Flow Reactor Concept for Endothermic High-Temperature Syntheses Part II: Development of a Reformer Prototype for Hydrogen Production
      2009, Chemical Engineering & Technology 32, 1348--1357
    4. J. Bernnat, M. Rink, U. Tuttlies, T. Danner, U. Nieken, G. Eigenberger
      Heat-Integrated Concepts for Automotive Exhaust Purification
      2009, Topics in Catalysis 52(13), 2052
  12. 2008

    1. B. Ledvinkova, F. Keller, J. Kosek, U. Nieken
      Mathematical Modeling of the Generation of the Secondary Porous Structure in a Monolithic Adsorbent
      2008, Chemical Engineering Journal 140(1–3), 578--585
    2. W. Weinmann, M. Kroschel, T. Jäschke, J. Nuss, M. Jansen, G. Kolios, … U. Nieken
      Towards Continuous Processes for the Synthesis of Precursors of Amorphous Si/B/N/C Ceramics
      2008, Journal of Materials Chemistry 18, 1810--1818
  13. 2007

    1. B. Glöckler, H. Dieter, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Efficient Reheating of a Reverse-Flow Reformer - An Experimental Study
      2007, Chemical Engineering Science 62, 5638--5643
    2. A. Schüle, U. Nieken, O. Shekhah, W. Ranke, R. Schlögl, G. Kolios
      Styrene Synthesis over Iron Oxide Catalysts: From Single Crystal Model System to Real Catalyst
      2007, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 9, 3619--3634
    3. B. Glöckler, C. Tellaeche, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Frontphänomene in Adiabaten Festbettreaktoren - Theoretische Analyse Und Praktische Anwendung Zur Energieeffizienten Führung Endothermer Hochtemperatur-Synthesen
      2007, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 79, 1308
    4. G. Eigenberger, G. Kolios, U. Nieken
      Thermal Pattern Formation and Process Intensification in Chemical Reaction Engineering
      2007, Chemical Engineering Science 62, 4825--4841
    5. A. Gritsch, G. Kolios, U. Nieken, G. Eigenberger
      Kompaktreformer Für Die Dezentrale Wasserstoffbereitstellung Aus Erdgas
      2007, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 79, 821--830
  14. 2006

    1. J. Koop, O. Deutschmann, V. Schmeißer, U. Tuttlies, G. Eigenberger, U. Nieken
      Modellierung Und Simulation Der NOx-Minderung an Speicherkatalysatoren in Sauerstoffreichen Abgasen
      2006, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 78, 1247--1247

Seit Oktober 2004
Leiter des Instituts für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik der Universität Stuttgart

Studium der Verfahrenstechnik an der Universität Stuttgart.
Vertiefung in Regelungstechnik und Thermischer Verfahrenstechnik

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik bei Professor Eigenberger, Universität Stuttgart

März 1993

Mitarbeiter der BASF-AG im Bereich der Technischen Entwicklung

Februar 1998
Wechsel in das Kunststofflabor der BASF