Oficina CB1-0-2 Edificio Torres Quevedo C/ María de Luna 2 50018 Zaragoza Spain

Contact Information

Call: +34 876 555042


Hans Heinrich Carstensen

Research Interests

Kinetic analysis of complex gas phase reactions related to environmental chemistry, pyrolysis and combustion. I have a background as experimentalist (laser photolysis / LIF detection; low pressure flame studies using MBMS techniques or flow reactors combined with GC analysis) but work recently mainly on ab initio calculated thermochemistry. The objective of my current research is to develop software that automatically generated concise but complete reaction networks for predetermined conditions using a rate-based criterion for reaction selection. 




  1. 1994

    PhD in Physical Chemistry

    University of Göttingen (Germany)
  2. 1988-1990


    University of Göttingen (Germany)
  3. 1983-1986


    University of Kiel (Germany)

Professional Experience

  1. 2018-
    ARAID Researcher
    Fundación Agencia Aragonesa para la Investigación y el Desarrollo (ARAID)
  2. 2012-2018
    Ghent University (Belgium)
  3. 2006-2012
    Colorado School of Mines/National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden USA
  4. 2005-2006
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
  5. 2000-2004
    Colorado School of Mines/National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden USA
  6. 1999-2000
    Massachussets Institute of Technology, Boston USA
  7. 1996-1999
    Exxon Mobile Research Corporation, Annandale, USA
  8. 1995-1996
    Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, USA
  9. 1995-1996
    Max Planck Institute for Flow research, Göttingen, Germany

Awards and Affiliations

  • 1995
    Stipend for a Research Stay in Sandia National Laboratory
    DFG (German Science Foundation)