Prof.Dr. rer. nat. habil. Wolfgang Bessler

Wolfgang Bessler, Hochschule Offenburg (HSO), University of Applied Sciences
Room: STB0.15
Badstraße 24a
77652 Offenburg
0781 205-4653 Monday 09:45-11:15


  • Bachelor Umwelt- und Energieverfahrenstechnik UV, Professor*in
  • Bachelorstudiengang Energiesystemtechnik ES, Professor*in
  • Fakultät Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik (M+V), Professor*in
  • Institut für Angewandte Forschung, Mitglieder IAF
  • Institut für Energiesystemtechnik (INES), Leiter*in
  • Institut für Energiesystemtechnik (INES), Professor*in
  • Masterstudiengang Energy Conversion & Management (M.Sc.), Professor*in
  • Masterstudiengang Power and Data Engineering (M.Sc.), Professor*in

Lectures (current and previous semester)

  • Batterie- und Brennstoffzellentechnik, M+V686
  • Chemie, M+V641
  • Chemielabor, M+V681
  • Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, M+V732
  • Energiespeicherung, -umwandlung und -transport/Engery Storage, Conversion and Transport, M+V3047
  • Neue Antriebe und Speicher, M+V648
  • Prozesssimulation, M+V654
  • Wärme- und Stofftransport, M+V437


Battery and fuel cell technology, process simulation, chemistry

Office hours

Monday 09:45-11:15

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Career

Since 09/2012: Full professor for Process Simulation, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Department of Mechanical and Process engineering and Institute of Energy Systems Technology (INES)
since 04/2016: head of the Institute of Energy Systems Technology (INES)

05/2008-08/2012: Head of Modeling and Simulation group, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Stuttgart, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics
10/2009: Habilitation, Universität Suttgart, Faculty for Thermal, Chemical and Biological Engineering
02/2010-01/2015: Head of Helmholtz-University Young Investigator Group „Multi-scale modeling and in-situ diagnostics for solid oxide fuel cells", University of Stuttgart and DLR Stuttgart
01/2011-08/2012: Principal investigator at the Helmholtz-Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU)

01/2004-04/2008: Assisstant professor (C1), Universität Heidelberg, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR),  Prof. Jürgen Warnatz
02-04/2006: Visiting associate: California Institute of Technology, Prof. David G. Goodwin
02/2008: Habilitation, Universität Heidelberg, Faculty for Chemistry and Earth Sciences. Habilitation thesis: "Electrochemistry and Transport in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"

2000-2003: PhD student and academic staff, Universität Heidelberg, Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut (PCI), Prof. Jürgen Wolfrum
02-05/2001 and 08-09/2002: Visiting scientist, Stanford University, Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
2000-2003: Visiting scientist (1-4 weeks): Universität Göttingen; Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Volkswagen AG Konzernforschung, Wolfsburg; Chalmers Technical University Göteborg, Sweden; Lund University, Sweden
06/2003: Award of PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Universität Heidelberg, Physikalische Chemie. Dissertation: "Quantitative nitric oxide concentration and temperature imaging in flames over a wide pressure range with laser-induced fluorescence"

1994-2000: Study of chemistry (Diploma) at the Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg and Montpellier (France)

Research Focus

Research Projects

See research website of Prof. Bessler.


Reviewed Papers

See research website of Prof. Bessler.