Tobias Weissenberger

Office: Roberts Building, Room 222, UCL



PhD, Institute of Chemical Reaction Engineering, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (2015-present)

MSc, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (2012-2014)

BSc, Chemical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, Germany (2008-2012)



Tobias carried out his doctoral studies in the group of Professor Wilhelm Schwieger at the Institute of Chemical Reaction Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He worked on the synthesis of hierarchical catalysts and studied the effect of hierarchically structured porosity on the catalytic properties of zeolite catalysts for e.g. epoxidation, Methanol-To-Olefins and NH3 SCR reactions.

His work in the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering focuses on:

- Investigations on the effect of surface barriers on the catalytic properties of hierarchical and conventional zeolite catalysts.

- Study of the effect of nano-confinement on the performance of catalysts for the direct epoxidation of propene.   

- Synthesis and characterisation of hierarchically structured, bi-functional catalysts.



W. Schwieger, A. G. Machoke, T. Weissenberger, A. Inayat, T. Selvam, M. Klumpp and A. Inayat, Chemical Society Reviews, 2016, 45, 3353-3376.

A. G. Machoke, A. M. Beltrán, A. Inayat, B. Winter, T. Weissenberger, N. Kruse, R. Güttel, E. Spiecker and W. Schwieger, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 1066-1070.

W. Schwieger, A. G. Machoke, B. Reiprich, T. Weissenberger, T. Selvam and M. Hartmann, in Zeolites in Catalysis: Properties and Applications, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/9781788010610-00103, pp. 103-145.

M. Stekrova, P. Eliášová, T. Weissenberger, M. Shamzhy, Z. Musilova and J. Čejka, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2018, 8 (18), 4690-4701.


Tobias Weissenberger