Markus Kraft

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Prof. Markus Kraft is a Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He is the director of CARES, the Singapore-Cambridge CREATE Research Centre, and Principal Investigator of C4T the “Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology”, which is a CARES research programme. Professor Kraft obtained the academic degree 'Diplom Technomathematiker' at the University of Kaiserslautern in 1992 and completed his Doctor rerum naturalium in Chemistry at the same University in 1997. Subsequently, he worked at the University of Karlsruhe and the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics in Berlin. In 1999 he became a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge. In 2012 he obtained a ScD form the same University.

He has a strong interest in the area of computational modelling and optimisation targeted towards developing carbon abatement and emissions reduction technologies for the automotive, power and chemical industries. Together with his research team he has also contributed significantly towards the detailed modelling of combustion synthesis of organic and inorganic nanoparticles and worked on spray drying and granulation of fine powders.

In 2021, he was elected a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

Picture credit: Prof. Kraft at a school outreach event at Tanglin's STEM club as seen through the eyes of artist in residence, Ariel Yuan.

Research Themes

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Recent Preprints

312: A nuclear future? Small Modular Reactors in a carbon tax-driven transition to clean energy

Wanni Xie, John Atherton, Jiaru Bai, Feroz Farazi, Sebastian Mosbach, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 312, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2023.

311: BIM-GIS Integration: Knowledge graphs in a world of data silos

Hou Yee Quek, Markus Hofmeister, Simon D. Rihm, Jingya Yan, Jiawei Lai, George Brownbridge, Michael Hillman, Sebastian Mosbach, Wilson Ang, Yi-Kai Tsai, Dan N. Tran, Soon Kang, William Tan, and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 311, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2023.

310: From Platform to Knowledge Graph: Distributed Self-Driving Laboratories

Jiaru Bai, Sebastian Mosbach, Connor J. Taylor, Dogancan Karan, Kok Foong Lee, Simon D. Rihm, Jethro Akroyd, Alexei A. Lapkin, and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 310, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2023.

309: Semantic Agent Framework for Automated Flood Assessment Using Dynamic Knowledge Graphs

Markus Hofmeister, Jiaru Bai, George Brownbridge, Sebastian Mosbach, Kok Foong Lee, Feroz Farazi, Michael Hillman, Mehal Agarwal, Srishti Ganguly, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 309, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2023.

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 762784 (Dept) 769010 (CHU)
Address: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
University of Cambridge
West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge CB3 0AS
United Kingdom
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