Stefan Kaskel studied chemistry at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen (Germany), and received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the same University. He was a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr (2000-2004) in the group of F. Schüth. In 2004 he became full professor for Inorganic Chemistry at Technical University Dresden and 2008 also business field manager Chemical Surface Technology at Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden.
His research interests are focused on porous and nanostructured materials (high surface area MOFs and carbons) for applications in energy storage, catalysis, batteries and separation technologies. Stefan Kaskel has authored more than 500 publications with > 37000 citations (google scholar h-index 103) and has contributed as inventor to more than 50 patent applications. In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 he was recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics. He is a distinguished visiting professor at Tsinghua university and chair of the IZA MOF commission.