Professor Thomas Klassen
Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, Germany
Thomas Klassen is one of the pioneers in the field of nanocrystalline metal hydrides for hydrogen storage for more than 20 years, covering the full range from basic materials thermodynamics and kinetics to components and system integration. In addition, he is an expert for kinetic spray coating technology for more than 14 years, covering the basic mechanisms as well as application in nano-structured photoactive surfaces for hydrogen generation. Thomas Klassen has (co-)authored more than 200 peer-review papers (H-Factor 44) and over 20 patents, and he has presented 85 invited and keynote lectures. Currently, he holds a shared professorship as director of the Institute for Materials Technology at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (national research center) and as head of the Institute of Materials Technology at Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany.