Dr. Gerrit Füldner

Head of Team Sorption Technology, Division Thermal Systems and Building Technolgies

Research focus

  • Sorption technology for heating and cooling applications in buildings and industry, transport, refrigeration and thermal energy storages;
    dynamics of adsorption processes, heat and mass transfer
  • Experimental characterization of adsorption dynamics on lab scale samples up to full scale adsorption modules; system integration of adsorption modules
  • Dynamic modelling of adsorption processes, simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics

Curriculum vitae

Since 2017 Head of Team Sorption Technology
2015 PhD at Fraunhofer ISE: Mass transfer and adsorption kinetics in porous adsorbent composites for heat transformation applications; supervised at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg by Prof. emerit. Joachim Luther
Since 2012  Project Manager (EU FP7 projects, nationally funded projects, industry collaborations)
2010  3 months research stage at CNR-ITAE, Messina, Sicily
2000 – 2006 Humboldt University, Berlin; Diploma of Physics (2006 Diploma thesis at Fraunhofer ISE on modelling of adsorption equilibria)

Awards & outstanding achievements

2018 Chair of Working Group Thermally Driven Heat Pumps EHPA (European Heat Pump Association)
2016 Participant of Fraunhofer Step Forward Career Mentoring program
Dec 2015 Award for the best joint poster presentation of a German-Greek research team at the Greek-German Days on Research, Innovation and Young Scientists (Project WasserMod)
2007 – 2010 PhD scholarship from Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

Major projects

AdoSan-LXB (BMWI, industry) Development of a gas driven adsorption heat pump; project leader
Fraunhofer HARVEST Development of material and component IP for highly efficient adsorption modules; project leader
IEA-HPP Annex 43 Fuel-driven Sorption Heat Pumps, assistance of operating agent
iNSPiRe (EU FP7) Design and evaluation of kits for deep energy renovation of existing buildings, project leader for work on integrated sorption collectors for solar cooling
KollSorp (BMU, industry) Development and evaluation of components for adsorptive cooling and heating; (co-) project leader
MERITS (EU FP7) Development of a compact thermal energy storage system based on salt hydrates, project manager at Fraunhofer ISE
Fraunhofer WISA-Thoka Development of components for high power density thermally driven adsorption chillers, evaluation of heat and mass transfer in aluminum fibre based adsorbent composites


YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2018Innovative Adsorbent Heat Exchangers: Design and Evaluation
Schnabel, L.; Füldner, G.; Velte, A.; Laurenz, E.; Bendix, P.; Kummer, H.; Wittstadt, U.
Book Article
Füldner, Gerrit; Schnabel, Lena; Volmer, Rahel; Warlo, Alexander; Weise, Jörg
2018Model Based Assessment of Working Pairs for Gas Driven Thermochemical Heat Pumps
Laurenz, E.; Füldner, G.; Döll, J.; Blackman, C.; Schnabel, L.
2018Wärmetauscherstruktur und Verfahren zu deren Herstellung und Verwendung
Fugmann, Hannes; Füldner, Gerrit; Lauro, P. di; Munz, Gunther; Schnabel, Lena
2017Advanced Measurement and Simulation Procedure for the Identification of Heat and Mass Transfer Parameters in Dynamic Adsorption Experiments
Velte, A.; Füldner, G.; Laurenz, E.; Schnabel, L.
Journal Article
2017Evaporator development for adsorption heat transformation devices - influencing factors on non-stationary evaporation with tube-fin heat exchangers at sub-atmospheric pressure
Volmer, R.; Eckert, J.; Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.
Journal Article
2017A functional full-scale heat exchanger coated with aluminum fumarate metal-organic framework for adsorption heat transformation
Kummer, H.; Jeremias, F.; Warlo, A.; Füldner, G.; Fröhlich, D.; Janiak, C.; Gläser, R.; Henninger, S.K.
Journal Article
2017Molecular dynamics phenomena of water in the metalorganic framework MIL-100(Al), as revealed by pulsed field gradient NMR and atomistic simulation
Splith, T.; Pantatosaki, E.; Kolokathis, P.D.; Fröhlich, D.; Zhang, K.; Füldner, G.; Chmelik, C.; Jiang, J.; Henninger, S.K.; Stallmach, F.; Papadopoulos, G.K.
Journal Article
2017A novel adsorption module with fiber heat exchangers: Performance analysis based on driving temperature differences
Wittstadt, U.; Füldner, G.; Laurenz, E.; Warlo, A.; Große, A.; Herrmann, R.; Schnabel, L.; Mittelbach, W.
Journal Article
2017Optimization of power density and metal-to-adsorbent weight ratio in coated adsorbers for adsorptive heat transformation applications
Bendix, P.; Füldner, G.; Möllers, M.; Kummer, H.; Schnabel, L.; Henninger, S.; Henning, H.-M.
Journal Article
2017"Water - Silica Siogel" working pair for adsorption chillers: Adsorption equilibrium and dynamics
Sapienza, A.; Velte, A.; Girnik, I.; Frazzica, A.; Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.; Aristov, Y.
Journal Article
2016Assessment of thermodynamic equilibrium properties of salt hydrates for heat transformation applications at different temperature levels
Laurenz, E.; Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.
2016Experimental characterization of aluminum fibre/SAPO-34 composites for adsorption heat pump applications
Velte, A.; Herrmann, R.; Andersen, O.; Wittstadt, U.; Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.
2016Wasseradsorption und -diffusion in SAPO-34 für die adsorptive Wärmetransformation
Stallmach, F.; Splith, T.; Chmelik, C.; Füldner, G.; Henninger, S.K.; Kolokathis, P.T.; Pantatosaki, E.; Papadopoulos, G.K.
Journal Article
2015Integration of sorption modules in Sydney type vacuum tube collector with air as heat transfer fluid
Hallstrom, O.; Füldner, G.
Journal Article
2015A new adsorbent composite material based on metal fiber technology and its application in adsorption heat exchangers
Wittstadt, U.; Füldner, G.; Andersen, O.; Herrmann, R.; Schmidt, F.
Journal Article
2015Stofftransport und Adsorptionskinetik in porösen Adsorbenskompositen für Wärmetransformationsanwendungen
Füldner, G.
2015Versatile siloxane based adsorbent coatings for fast water adsorption processes in thermally driven chillers and heat pumps
Kummer, H.; Füldner, G.; Henninger, S.K.
Journal Article
2014Development of collector integrated sorption modules for solar heating and cooling: Performance simulation
Füldner, G.; Hallström, O.; Spahn, H.-J.; Schnabel, L.; Salg, F.
Conference Paper
2014Effect of zeolite A coating thickness on adsorption kinetics for heat pump applications
Tatlier, M.; Munz, G.; Füldner, G.; Henninger, S.K.
Journal Article
2014Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of the Kinetic Performance of an Adsorbent Coating Composition for Use in Adsorption Chillers and Heat Pumps
Frazzica, A.; Füldner, G.; Sapienza, A.; Freni, A.; Schnabel, L.
Journal Article
2014Heat Transfer in Adsorption Heat Exchangers between Fins and Monolayer Pellet Beds
Laurenz, E.; Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.
Conference Paper
2013Adsorption kinetics and isotherms of zeolite coatings directly crystallized on fibrous plates for heat pump applications
Atakan, A.; Füldner, G.; Munz, G.; Henninger, S.; Tatlier, M.
Journal Article
2013KollSorp - Entwicklung eines kollektorintegrierten Sorptionssystems zur solaren Kühlung und Heizung
Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.; Horn, P.; Spahn, H.-J.; Schmidt, C.; Thoma, C.; Salg, F.
Conference Paper
2011General considerations on thermal energy storage with closed adsorption systems
Füldner, G.; Henning, H.-M.; Schossig, P.; Schmidt, F.P.
2011Numerical Layer Optimization of Alumin Fibre/ Sapo-34 Composites for the Application in Adsorptive Heat Exchangers
Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.; Wittstadt, U.; Henning, H.-M.; Schmidt, F.
Conference Paper
2011Numerical layer optimization of aluminum fibre/sapo-34 composites for the application in adsorptive heat exchangers
Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.; Wittstadt, U.; Henning, Hans-Martin; Schmidt, F.P.
Conference Paper
2009Boost in power density of adsorbers by zeolite coated metal fibres
Füldner, G.; Wittstadt, U.; Joshi, C.; Schmidt, F.
Conference Paper
2007Novel cycle concept for adsorption chiller with advanced heat recovery utilising a stratified storage
Schmidt, F.P.; Schnabel, L.; Füldner, G.; Henning, H.-M.
Conference Paper
2006Monte-Carlo-Simulation eines Gittergas-Modells der Gasadsorption in mikroporösen Feststoffen
Füldner, G.
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.