Dr.-Ing. Patrick Schühle, Akad. Rat

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Schühle, Akad. Rat

Head of BMBF junior research group

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chair of Chemical Engineering I (Reaction Engineering)

Room: Room 00.019 (Neubau)
Egerlandstr. 3a
91058 Erlangen

Group Leader:

Catalytic Systems for Chemical Energy Storage

Short CV

  • 02/2024-07/2024: Visiting researcher at University of Cape Town (South Africa), Catalysis Institute
  • Since 01/2024: Head of BMBF junior research group “FAIR-H2”
  • Since 10/2021: Head of research group „Catalytic Systems for Chemical Energy Storage“ at the Chair for Chemical Reaction Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 09/2021: Graduation as Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing. with distinction)
  • 04/2017-09/2021: PhD Student at the Chair for Chemical Reaction Engineering in cooperation with Energie Campus Nürnberg
  • 10/2015-02/2016: Industrial research stay at Sartorius Stedim Biotech in Aubagne, France
  • 10/2014-02/2017: Master’s degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 10/2010-07/2014: Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Bachelor thesis in cooperation with Bayer-Technology-Services

Research field


  • Chemical hydrogen storage in dimethyl ether, formic acid and LOHC
  • Hydrogen and syngas production from waste biomass
  • Catalytic dehydrogenation in gas and liquid phase
  • Renewable synthesis and reforming of C1-chemicals and derivatives


  • Phosphorous containing heterogeneous catalysts (e.g. Metal phosphides)
  • Indium oxide-based catalysts
  • Catalytic active coatings


  • Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts
  • Investigation of catalysts under technical reaction conditions
  • Design and investigation of innovative catalytic reactors
  • Catalyst analysis by several techniques, such as TPD, TPR, N2-Sorption,
  • Process simulation (e.g. Aspen Plus) and techno-economic evaluation