Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of the Computational Modelling Group, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
Professor Kraft’s Computational Modelling Group (CoMo) is leading the development of new numerical methods that allow them to model a wide range of engineering situations, from the molecular to the industrial. His principal areas of research include internal combustion engines - novel HCCI systems, nanoparticle synthesis including soot, carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanoparticles; and particle processes including industrial spray dryers and granulation.
His group is also active in developing and researching the use of new web-based teaching methods in Chemical Engineering, including web-labs allowing real life experiments to be controlled over the internet.
Professor Kraft received his Diplom Technomathermatiker and Doctor Rerum Natualium in Chemistry from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has been working for several years on combustion problems and numerical issues connected with Monte Carlo methods at the universities of Kaiserslauters and Karlsruhe, and the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics in Berlin, before joining the University of Cambridge in 1999.
His other current research interests include
- Development of Stochastic and Numerical Algorithms
- Computation Fluid Dynamics to model particle processes
- Biofuel modelling and optimisation
- Emission modelling