Nico Hotz



  1. N. Hotz, Butane-to-Syngas Processing in Novel Micro-Reactors: Experimental Investigation of Butane Reforming for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell-based Small-Scale Powerplants (2009), Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften.

Papers Published

  1. T. Shodiya, O. Schmidt, W. Peng, N. Hotz, Novel nano-scale Au/α-Fe2o3 catalyst for the preferential oxidation of CO in biofuel reformate gas, Journal of Catalysis, vol 300 (2013), pp. 63-69.
  2. S.H. Ko, D. Lee, N. Hotz, J. Yeo, S. Hong, K.H. Nam, C.P. Grigoropoulos, Digital selective growth of ZnO nanowire arrays from inkjet printing nanoparticle seed on a flexible substrate, Langmuir, vol 28 no. 10 (2012), pp. 4787-4792.
  3. C. Kullmann, N.C. Schirmer, M.-T. Lee, S.H. Ko, N. Hotz, C.P. Grigoropoulos, D. Poulikakos, 3D Printing: 3D Micro Structures by Piezoelectric Inkjet Printing of Gold Nanoparticles, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol 22 no. 5 (2012), pp. 055022.
  4. S.H. Ko, J. Yeo, S. Hong, D. Lee, K.H. Nam, N. Hotz, M.T. Lee, C.P. Grigoropoulos, Digital direct metal patterning for a large area flexible electronics fabrication without vacuum deposition and photolithography, PLOS One, vol 7 no. 8 (2012), pp. e42315.
  5. N. Hotz, Hybrid solar system for decentralized electric power generation and storage, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, vol 134 no. 4 (2012), pp. 041010.
  6. N. Hotz, Hydrogen production on the rooftop from sunlight and biofuel, SPIE Newsroom (November 28, 2011) [doi].
  7. J. von Rickenbach, M. Nabavi, I. Zinovik, N. Hotz, D. Poulikakos, A Detailed Surface Reaction Model of Butane Conversion over Rhodium Catalyst, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol 36 no. 19 (2011), pp. 12238-12248.
  8. N. Hotz, R. Zimmerman, C. Weinmueller, M.-T. Lee, C.P. Grigoropoulos, G. Rosengarten, D. Poulikakos, Exergetic analysis and optimization of a solar-powered reformed methanol fuel cell micro-powerplant, Journal of Power Sources, vol 195 no. 6 (2010).
  9. M.-T. Lee, M. Werhahn, D.J. Hwang, N. Hotz, R. Greif, D. Poulikakos, C.P. Grigoropoulos, Hydrogen Production with a Solar Steam-Methanol Reformer and Colloid Nanocatalyst, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol 35 no. 1 (2010).
  10. C. Weinmueller, G. Tautschnig, N. Hotz, D. Poulikakos, A Flexible Direct Methanol Micro Fuel Cell based on a Metalized, Photosensitive Polymer Film, Journal of Power Sources, vol 195 no. 12 (2010).
  11. S.H. Ko, J. Chung, N. Hotz, K.H. Nam, C.P. Grigoropoulos, Metal nanoparticle direct inkjet printing for low temperature 3D micro metal structure fabrication, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol 20 no. 12 (2010), pp. 125010.
  12. N.B. Raberger, M.J. Stutz, N. Hotz, D. Poulikakos, Simulation of the Post-Combustor for the Treatment of Toxic and Flammable Exhaust Gases of a Micro SOFC, ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, vol 6 no. 4 (2009).
  13. C. Weinmueller, N. Hotz, A. Mueller, D. Poulikakos, On two-phase flow patterns and transition criteria in aqueous methanol and CO2 mixtures in adiabatic, rectangular microchannels, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol 35 no. 8 (2009).
  14. N.C. Schirmer, T. Schwamb, B.R. Burg, N. Hotz, D. Poulikakos, Free-Form Fabrication of Nanowires by Dielectrophoretic Dispension of Colloids, Applied Physics Letters, vol 95 (2009).
  15. N. Hotz, N. Koc, T. Schwamb, N.C. Schirmer, D. Poulikakos, Catalytic porous ceramic prepared in-situ by sol-gelation for butane-to-syngas in micro-reactors, AIChE Journal, vol 55 no. 7 (2009).
  16. N. Hotz, N. Osterwalder, W.J. Stark, N.R. Bieri, D. Poulikakos, Disk-shaped packed bed micro-reactor for butane-to-syngas processing, Chemical Engineering Science, vol 63 no. 21 (2008).
  17. A. Bieberle-Hütter, D. Beckel, A. Infortuna, U.P. Muecke, J.L. Rupp, L.J. Gauckler, S. Rey-Mermet, P. Muralt, N.R. Bieri, N. Hotz, M.J. Stutz, D. Poulikakos, P. Heeb, P. Müller, A. Bernard, R. Gmür, T. Hocker, A Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System as Battery Replacement, Journal of Power Sources, vol 177 no. 1 (2008).
  18. N. Hotz, M. J. Stutz, S. Loher, W. J. Stark, D. Poulikakos, Syngas production from butane using a flame-made Rh/Ce0.5Zr0.5O2 catalyst, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, vol 73 (2007).
  19. M.J. Stutz, N. Hotz, D. Poulikakos, Optimization of methane reforming in a microreactor - effects of catalyst loading and geometry, Chemical Engineering Science, vol 61 (2006).
  20. N. Hotz, S.M. Senn, M.T. Lee, C.P. Grigoropoulos, D. Poulikakos, Exergetic analysis of fuel cell micropowerplants fed by methanol, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol 49 no. 15-16 (2006).
  21. N. Hotz, S.M. Senn, D. Poulikakos, Exergy analysis of a solid oxide fuel cell micropowerplant, Journal of Power Sources, vol 158 no. 1 (2006).