Anna Staerz

Assistant Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Post Doc, Material Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2020-2022

  • Research Focus: Solid oxide fuel cells

Dr. Rer. Nat., Chemistry, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, 2015 -2020

  • Thesis: Methods for Expanding the Diversity in the Response of Metal Oxide Based Gas Sensors

Visiting Researcher, the Chair of Prof. Kida, Kumamoto University, Japan, 2019

Master of Science, Chemistry, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, 2012-2015

  • Thesis: Understanding Gas Sensing with WO3

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen,2009 – 2012

  • Thesis: Thermodynamic Analysis of Antibody-Antigen Binding Based on the Temperature Dependence of the Affinity Constant


  1. Seo, H.*; Staerz, A.*; Kim, D.S.; Klotz, D. ; Nicollet, C.; Xu, M.; LeBeau, J.M.; Tuller, H.; Reactivation of chromia poisoned oxygen exchange kinetics in mixed conducting solid oxide fuel cell electrodes by serial infiltration of lithia, in preparation for submission. *contributed equally
  2. Staerz, A.; Kobald, A.; Russ, T.; Weimar, U.; Hémeryck, A.; Barsan, N.; Thermal Water Splitting on the WO3 Surface: Experimental Proof. ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. 2020, (2) 10, 3254–3262.
  3. Staerz, A.; Somacescu, S.; Epifani, E.; Kida, T.; Weimar, U.; Barsan, N.; WO3-Based Gas Sensors: Identifying Inherent Qualities and Understanding the Sensing Mechanism. ACS Sens. 2020, 5 (6) 1624–1633.
  4. Sukee, A; Alharbi, A; Staerz, A; Wisitsoraat, A; Weimar, U; Barsan, N; Liewhiran, C; Effect of AgO loading on flame-made LaFeO3 p-type semiconductor nanoparticles to acetylene sensing. Sensors Actuators B Chem. 2020 (312) 127990.
  5. Staerz, A.; Gao, X.; Cetmi, F.; Weimar U.; Zhang T.; Barsan N.; Dominant Role of Heterojunctions in Gas Sensing with Composite Materials. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12 (18 ) 21127–21132.
  6. Staerz, A.; Bahri, M.; Brinkmann, H.; Weimar, U.; Ersen, O.; Barsan, N.; Direct Microscopic Proof of the Fermi Level Pinning Gas Sensing Mechanism: The Case of Platinum Loaded WO3. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2020, 11 (1) 166–171.
  7. Staerz, A.; Liu, Y.; Geyik, U.; Brinkmann H.; Weimar U.; Zhang T.; Barsan N.; The effect of platinum loading on WO3 based sensors. Sensors Actuators B Chem. 2019 (291) 378-384.
  8. Staerz, A.; Boehme, I.; Degler, D.; Bahri, M.; Doronkin, D.; Zimina, A.; Brinkmann, H.; Hermann, S.; Junker, B.; Ersen, O.; Grunwaldt, J.D.;Weimar, U.; Barsan, N.; Rhodium Oxide Surface Loaded Gas Sensors. Nanomaterials, 2018, 8, 892.
  9. Staerz, A.; Kim, T.; Lee, J.; Weimar, U.; Barsan, N.; Nano-Level Control of Gas Sensing Characteristics via P-N Heterojunction between Rh2O3 Clusters and WO3 Crystallites. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (44), 24701–24706. Staerz, A.; Berthold, C.; Russ, T.; Wicker, S.; Weimar, U.; Barsan