Prof. Dr. Rainer Adelung


Professional Career

Since 2010   Professor (W3) for Functional Nanomaterials at the Faculty of Engineering, Institute for Materials Science, CAU Kiel
2007 - 2010   Professor (W2) (Heisenberg) for Functional Nanomaterials at the Faculty of Engineering of the CAU Kiel
2002 - 2007   Group leader at the chair for Multicomponent Materials at the Faculty of Engineering, CAU Kiel
2001 - 2002   Postdoctoral fellow and research assistant at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA
1996 - 2001   Scientist at the Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics at the CAU Kiel



Prof. Dr. Rainer Adelung
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU Kiel)
Functional Nanomaterials
Institute for Materials Science
Kaiserstr. 2, 24143 Kiel
Phone. +49 (0) 431 880 6116
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Projects and Positions

Description Role
A2 - Hybrid Magnetoelectric Sensors based on Mechanically Soft Composite Materials Project lead
A5 - Piezotronic Magnetoelectric Composites Project lead


CRC-related Publications

M. Gerhard, L. Zimoch, C. Dorn, E. Elzenheimer, C. Bald, T. Lerg, J. Hoffmann, S. Kaps, M. Höft, G. Schmidt, S. Wulfinghoff, R. Adelung: Self-powered Elementary Hybrid Magnetoelectric Sensor, Nano Energy, vol. 115, 108720, 2023. 
S. Schröder, N. Ababii, O. Lupan, J. Drewes, N. Magariu, H. Krüger, T. Strunskus, R. Adelung, S. Hansen, F. Faupel: Sensing Performance of CuO/Cu2O/ZnO: Fe Heterostructure Coated with Thermally Stable Ultrathin Hydrophobic PV3D3 Polymer Layer for Battery Application, Materials Today Chemistry, vol. 23, pp. 100642, 2021.
N. Wolff, T. Braniste, H.Krüger, S. Mangelsen, Md R.Islam, U. Schürmann, L. M. Saure, F. Schütt, S. Hansen, H.Terraschke, R.Adelung, I. Tiginyanu, L. Kienle: Synthesis and Nanostructure Investigation of Hybrid β-Ga2O3/ZnGa2O4 Nanocomposite Networks with Narrow-Band Green Luminescence and High Initial Electrochemical Capacity, Small, vol. 19, issue 18, 2207492, 2023.
K. Siemsen, S. Rajput, F. Rasch, F. Taheri, R. Adelung, J. Lammerding, C. Selhuber-Unkel: Tunable 3D Hydrogel Microchannel Network to Study Confined Mammalian Cell Migration, Advanced Healthcare Materials, vol. 10, issue 23, 2100625, 2021.
P. Jordt, N. Wolff, S. B. Hrkac, S. Shree, D. Wang, R. J. Harder, C. Kübel, R. Adelung, O. G. Shpyrko, O. M. Magnussen, L. Kienle, B. M. Murphy: Visualizing Intrinsic 3D-Strain Distribution in Gold Coated ZnO Microstructures by Bragg Coherent X-Ray Diffraction Imaging and Transmission Electron Microscopy with Respect to Piezotronic Applications, Advanced Electronic Materials, vol. 7, issue 11, 2100546, 2021.
P. Jordt, S. B. Hrkac, J. Gröttrup, A. Davydok, C. Krywka, N. Wolff, L. Kienle, R. Adelung, O. M. Magnussen, B. M. Murphy: Local Strain Distribution in ZnO Microstructures Visualized with Scanning Nano X-Ray Diffraction and Impact on Electrical Properties, Advanced Engineering Materials, vol. 23, issue 11, 110871, 2021.
C. Arndt , M. Hauck, I. Wacker, B. Zeller-Plumhoff, F. Rasch, M. Taale , A. S. Nia, X. Feng, R. Adelung, R. R. Schröder, F. Schütt, C. Selhuber-Unkel: Microengineered Hollow Graphene Tube Systems Generate Conductive Hydrogels with Extremely Low Filler Concentration, Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 3690–3697, 2021.
L. Siebert, N. Wolff, N. Ababii, M. Terasa, O. Luopan, A. Vahl, V. Duppel, H. Qiu, M. Tienken, M. Mirabelli, V. Sontea, F. Faupel, L. Kienle, R. Adelung: Facile Fabrication of Semiconducting Oxide Nanostructures by Direct Ink Writing of Readily Available Metal Microparticles and their application as Low Power Acetone Gas Sensors, Nano Energy, vol. 70, issue 2, 104420, 2020.
X. Tao, H. Jin, M. Mintken, N. Wolff, Y. Wang, R. Tao, Y. Li, H. Torun, J. Xie, J. Luo, J. Zhou, Q. Wu, S. Dong, J. Luo, L. Kienle, R. Adelung, Y. K. Mishra, Y. Q. Fu: Three-Dimensional Tetrapodal ZnO Microstructured Network Based Flexible Surface Acoustic Wave Device for Ultraviolet and Respiration Monitoring Applications, ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 1468–1478, 2020.
N. Wolff, V. Ciobanu, M. Enachi, M. Kamp, T. Braniste, V. Duppel, S. Shree, S. Raevschi, M. Mendina-Sánchez, R. Adelung, G. Schmidt, L. Kienle, I. Tiginyanu: Advanced Hybrid GaN/ZnO Nanoarchitectured Microtubes for Fluorescent Micromotors Driven by UV Light, small, vol. 16, issue 2, 1905141, 2019.
N. Wolff, V. Hrkac, J. Ditto, V. Duppel, Y. Mishra, D. Johnson, R. Adelung, L. Kienle: Crystallography at the Nanoscale: Planar Defects in ZnO Nanospike, Journal of Applied Crystallography, vol. 52, pp. 1009-1015, 2019.
N. Wolff, P. Jordt, T. Braniste, V. Popa, E. Monaico, V. Ursaki, A. Petraru, R. Adelung, B. Murphy, L. Kienle, I. Tiginyanu: Modulation of Electrical Conductivity and Lattice Distortions in Bulk HVPE-Grown GaN, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, vol. 8, pp. 141–146, 2019.
O. Lupan, V. Postica, N. Wolff, J. Su, F. Labat, I. Ciofini, H. Cavers, R. Adelung, O. Polonskyi, F. Faupel, L. Kienle, B. Viana, T. Pauporté: Low-Temperature Solution Synthesis of Au-Modified ZnO Nanowires for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Nanosensors, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, issue 35, pp. 32115-32126, 2019.
V. Postica, I. Paulowicz, O. Lupan, F. Schütt, N. Wolff, A. Cojocaru, YK. Mishra, L. Kienle, R. Adelung: The Effect of Morphology and Functionalization on UV Detection Properties of ZnO Networked Tetrapods and Single Nanowires, Vacuum, vol. 166, pp. 393-398, 2019.
M. Taale, D. Krüger, E. Ossei-Wusu, F. Schütt, M. A. Ur Rehamn, Y. Mishra, J. Marx, N. Stock, B. Fiedler, A. Boccaccini, R. Willumeit-Römer, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel: Systematically Designed Periodic Electrophoretic Deposition for Decorating 3D Carbon-Based Scaffolds with Bioactive Nanoparticles, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 4393-4404, 2019.
M. Mintken, M. Schweichel, S. Schröder, S. Kaps, J. Carstensen, Y. K. Mishra, T. Strunskus, F. Faupel, R. Adelung: Nanogenerator and Piezotronic Inspired Concepts for Energy Efficient Magnetic Field Sensors, Nano Energy, vol. 56, pp. 420-425, 2019.
S. Gutekunst, K. Siemsen, S. Huth, A. Möhring, B. Hesseler, M. Timmermann, I. Paulowicz, Y. Mishra, L. Siebert, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel: 3D Hydrogels Containing Interconnected Microchannels of Subcellular Size for Capturing Human Pathogenic, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2019.
M. Taale, F. Schütt, T. Carey, J. Marx, Y. K. Mishra, B. Fiedler, F. Torrisi, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel: Biomimetic Carbon-Fiber Systems Engineering, A Modular Design Strategy to Generate Biofunctional Composites from Graphene and Carbon Nanofibers, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, issue 5, pp. 5325-5335, 2019.
Y. K. Mishra, R. Adelung: ZnO Tetrapod Materials for Functional Applications, Materials Today, vol. 21, issue. 6, pp. 631-651, 2018.
I. Paulowicz, V. Postica, O. Lupan, N. Wolff, S. Shree, A. Cojocaru, M. Deng, Y. K. Mishra, I. Tiginyanu, L. Kienle, R. Adelung: Zinc Oxide Nanotetrapods with Four Different Arm Morphologies for Versatile Nanosensors, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 262, pp. 425-435, 2018.
D. Smazna, J. Rodrigues, S. Shree, V. Postica, G. Neubüser, A. F. Martins, N. B. Sedrine, N. K. Jena, L. Siebert, F. Schütt, O. Lupan, R. Ahuja, M. R. Correia, T. Monteiro, L. Kienle, Y. Yang, R. Adelung, Y. K. Mishra: Buckminsterfullerene Hybridized Zinc Oxide Tetrapods: Defects and Charge Transfer Induced Optical and Electrical Response, Nanoscale, vol. 10, issue 21, pp. 10050-10062, 2018.
O. Lupan, N. Wolff, V. Postica, T. Braniste, I. Paulowicz, V. Hrkac, Y. K. Mishra, I. Tiginyanu, L. Kienle, R. Adelung: Properties of a Single SnO2:Zn2SnO4 - Functionalized Nanowire Based Nanosensor, Ceramics International, vol. 44, issue 5, pp. 4859-4867, 2018.
O. Lupan, V. Postica, R. Adelung, F. Labat, I. Ciofini, U. Schürmann, L. Kienle, L. Chow, B. Viana, T. Pauporté: Functionalized Pd/ZnO Nanowires for Nanosensors, Physica Status Solidi, RRL, vol. 12, issue 1, 2018.
M. Hoppe, O. Lupan, V. Postica, N. Wolff, V. Duppel, L. Kienle, I. Tiginyanu, R. Adelung: ZnAl2O4-Functionalized Zinc Oxide Microstructures for Highly Selective Hydrogen Gas Sensing Applications, Physica Status Solidi A, vol. 215, issue 7, 2018.
M. Taale, F. Schütt, K. Zheng, Y. Mishra, A. Boccaccini, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel: Bioactive Carbon Based Hybrid 3D Scaffolds for Osteoblast Growth, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, issue 50, pp. 43874–43886, 2018.
U. Schürmann, C. Chluba, N. Wolff, D. Smazna, R. Lima de Miranda, P. Junker, R. Adelung, E. Quandt, L. Kienle: Functional NiTi Grids for in situ Straining in the TEM, Ultramicroscopy, vol. 182, pp. 10-16, 2017. 
S. B. Hrkac, C. T. Koops, M. Abes, C. Krywka, M. Müller, M. Burghammer, M. Sztucki, T. Dane, S. Kaps, Y. K. Mishra, R. Adelung, J. Schmalz, M. Gerken, E. Lage, C. Kirchhof, E. Quandt, O. M. Magnussen, B. M. Murphy: Tunable Strain in Magnetoelectric ZnO Microrod Composite Interfaces, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9 (30), pp. 25571–25577 , 2017.
D. Smazna, N. Wolff, S. Shree, F. Schütt, Y.K. Mishra, L. Kienle, R. Adelung: Enhancing the Conductivity of ZnO Micro- and Nanowire Networks with Gallium Oxide, IEEE 7th International Conference Nanomaterials: Application and Properties (NAP), Odessa, pp. 01FNC07-1-01FNC07-5, 2021.
S. Kaps, S. Bhowmick, J. Gröttrup, V. Hrkac, D. Stauffer, H. Guo, O. L. Warren, J. Adam, L. Kienle, A. M. Minor, R. Adelung, Y. K. Mishra: Piezoresistive Response of Quasi-One-Dimensional ZnO Nanowires Using an in Situ Electromechanical Device, Acs Omega, 2(6), pp. 2985-2993, 2017.
J. Gröttrup, V. Postica, N. Ababii, O. Lupan, C. Zamponi, D. Meyners, Y. K. Mishra, V. Sontea, I. Tiginyanu, R. Adelung: Size-dependent UV and Gas Sensing Response of Individual Fe2O3-ZnO:Fe Micro- and Nanowire Based Devices, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 701, pp. 920-925, 2017.
O. Lupan, V. Postica, J. Gröttrup, A. K. Mishra, N. H. de Leeuw, R. Adelung: Enhanced UV and Ethanol Vapour Sensing of a Single 3-D ZnO Tetrapod Alloyed with Fe2O3 Nanoparticles, Sensors and Actuators: B. Chemical, vol. 245, pp. 448-461, 2017.
O. Lupan, V. Postica, J. Gröttrup, A. K. Mishra, N. H. de Leeuw, J. F. C. Carreira, J. Rodrigues, N. Ben Sedrine, M. R. Correia, T. Monteiro, V. Cretu, I. Tiginyanu, D. Smazna, Y. K. Mishra, R. Adelung: Hybridization of Zinc Oxide Tetrapods for Selective Gas Sensing Applications, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 9, issue 4, pp. 4048-4099, 2017.