Prof. Dr. Kerstin Eckert

Leiterin Transport­prozesse an Grenzflächen
Tel.: +49 351 260 3860




    • G. Marinaro, M. Huang, G. Mutschke, X. Yang and K. Eckert.
      Oscillatory Copper Deposition on Conical Iron Electrodes in a Nonuniform Magnetic Field
      Magnetochemistry, 7:46, 2021. [ DOI ]
    • Z. Lei, B. Fritzsche and K. Eckert.
      Magnetic separation of rare-earth ions: Transport processes and pattern formation
      Physical Review Fluids, 6:L021901, 2021. [ DOI ]
    • S. Heitkam and K. Eckert.
      Convective instability in sheared foam
      Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 911:A54, 2021. [ DOI ]
    • W. Jiang, M. Qiu, L. Shen, G. Lou, X. Yang, K. Eckert and Z. Tian.
      Effect of deposition current density on the Co–Ni/SiO2 alloy composite coatings using scanning jet electrodeposition.
      Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, 9:015027, 2021. [ DOI ]
    • T. Lappan, M. Sarma, S. Heitkam, D. Mannes, P. Trtik, N. Shevchenko, K. Eckert and S. Eckert.
      X-Ray and Neutron Radiographic Experiments on Particle-Laden Molten Metal Flows.
      In Materials Processing Fundamentals 2021, Pages 13-29, Springer International Publishing, 2021. [ DOI ]
    • T. Richter, S. Heitkam, S. Odenbach and K. Eckert.
      Detection of the pulp-froth interface using the ultrasound transit time technique.
      Minerals Engineering 160:106679, 2021. [ DOI ]


    • T. Lappan, M. Sarma, S. Heitkam, P. Trtik, D. Mannes, K. Eckert and S. Eckert.
      Neutron radiography of particle-laden liquid metal flow driven by an electromagnetic induction pump.
      Magnetohydrodynamics 56:167, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • M. Huang, K. Eckert and G. Mutschke.
      Magnetic-field-assisted electrodeposition of metal to obtain conically structured ferromagnetic layers.
      Electrochimica Acta 365:137374, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • S.S. Hossain, G. Mutschke, A. Bashkatov and K. Eckert.
      The thermocapillary effect on gas bubbles growing on electrodes of different sizes.
      Electrochimica Acta 353:136461, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • A.-E. Sommer, K. Ortmann, M. Van Heerden, T. Richter, T. Leadbeater, K. Cole, S. Heitkam, P.R. Brito-Parada and K. Eckert.
      Application of Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT) to measure the bubble-particle interaction in a turbulent and dense flow.
      Minerals Engineering 156:106410, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • Z. Lei, B. Fritzsche and K. Eckert.
      Stability criterion for the magnetic separation of rare-earth ions.
      Physical Review E 101:013109, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • B. Fritzsche, G. Mutschke, T. J. Meinel, X. Yang, Z. Lei, and K. Eckert.
      Oscillatory surface deformation of paramagnetic rare-earth solutions driven by an inhomogeneous magnetic field.
      Physical Review E 101:062601, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • Tobias Lappan, Alexander Franz, Holger Schwab, Uta Kühn, Sven Eckert, Kerstin Eckert, and Sascha Heitkam.
      X-ray particle tracking velocimetry in liquid foam flow.
      Soft Matter 16(8):2093-2103, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • Milad Eftekhari, Karin Schwarzenberger, Aliyar Javadi, and Kerstin Eckert.
      The influence of negatively charged silica nanoparticles on the surface properties of anionic surfactants: electrostatic repulsion or the effect of ionic strength?
      Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 22:2238-2248, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • Behnam Keshavarzi, Mohsen Mahmoudvand, Aliyar Javadi, Alireza Bahramian, Reinhard Miller, and Kerstin Eckert.
      Salt effects on formation and stability of colloidal gas aphrons produced by anionic and zwitterionic surfactants in xanthan gum solution.
      Colloids and Interfaces, 4(1):9, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • Marek Wojnicki, Pierrick Nabec, Magdalena Luty-Błocho, Robert Socha, Xuegeng Yang, and Zbigniew Pędzich.
      Batch reactor vs. flow column--mechanistic investigation and modeling of Au (III) ions adsorption from aqueous solutions containing Ni2+, Na+, Cl- and ClO4- as impurities.
      Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 23:e00142, 2020. [ DOI ]
    • Alexander Raßloff, Sascha Heitkam, Gaëtan Dalongeville, Christian Gauthier, and Thierry Roland.
      Fem-simulation of gas diffusion in solid closed-cell porous materials.
      International Journal of Solids and Structures, 190:216-225, 2020. [ DOI ]


    • Sascha Heitkam, Tobias Lappan, Sven Eckert, Pavel Trtik, Kerstin Eckert.
      Tracking of Particles in Froth Using Neutron Imaging.
      Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 91(7):1001-1007, 2019 [ DOI ]
    • Kerstin Eckert, Edgar Schach, Gunter Gerbeth, and Martin Rudolph.
      Carrier flotation: State of the art and its potential for the separation of fine and ultrafine mineral particles.
      In E-Mobility and Circular Economy, Volume 959 of Materials Science Forum, Pages 125-133. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Hamid Vatanparast, Milad Eftekhari, Aliyar Javadi, Reinhard Miller, and Alireza Bahramian. Influence of hydrophilic silica nanoparticles on the adsorption layer properties of non-ionic surfactants at water/heptane interface. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 545:242-250, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Christoph Matho, Karin Schwarzenberger, Kerstin Eckert, Behnam Keshavarzi, Thomas Walther, Juliane Steingroewer, and Felix Krujatz.
      Bio-compatible flotation of chlorella vulgaris: Study of zeta potential and flotation efficiency.
      Algal Research, 44:101705, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Cecilia Teixeira da Rocha, Ge Qu, Xuegeng Yang, Rishi Shivhare, Mike Hambsch, Ying Diao, and Stefan CB Mannsfeld.
      Mitigating meniscus instabilities in solution-sheared polymer films for organic field-effect transistors.
      ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(33):30079-30088, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • K Kolczyk-Siedlecka, M Wojnicki, X Yang, G Mutschke, and P Zabinski.
      Experiments on the magnetic enrichment of rare-earth metal ions in aqueous solutions in a microflow device.
      Journal of Flow Chemistry, pages 1-11, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Yong Xu, Panagiotis A Patsis, Sandra Hauser, Dagmar Voigt, Rebecca Rothe, Markus Günther, Meiying Cui, Xuegeng Yang, Robert Wieduwild, Kerstin Eckert, et al.
      Cytocompatible, injectable, and electroconductive soft adhesives with hybrid covalent/noncovalent dynamic network.
      Advanced Science, page 1802077, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Yong Xu, Meiying Cui, Panagiotis A Patsis, Markus Günther, Xuegeng Yang, Kerstin Eckert, and Yixin Zhang.
      Reversibly assembled electroconductive hydrogel via a host--guest interaction for 3d cell culture.
      ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(8):7715-7724, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Behnam Keshavarzi, Karin Schwarzenberger, Mengyuan Huang, Aliyar Javadi, and Kerstin Eckert.
      Formation of structured membranes by coacervation of xanthan gum with CnTAB surfactants.
      Langmuir, 35(42):13624-13635, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Aleksandr Bashkatov, Syed Sahil Hossain, Xuegeng Yang, Gerd Mutschke, and Kerstin Eckert.
      Oscillating hydrogen bubbles at pt microelectrodes.
      Physical Review Letters, 123:214503, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • M. Huang, G. Marinaro, X. Yang, B. Fritzsche, Z. Lei, M. Uhlemann, K. Eckert, and G. Mutschke.
      Mass transfer and electrolyte flow during electrodeposition on a conically shaped electrode under the influence of a magnetic field.
      Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 842:203-213, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Edina Balog, Kevin Bittmann, Karin Schwarzenberger, Kerstin Eckert, Anne De Wit, and Gábor Schuszter.
      Influence of microscopic precipitate structures on macroscopic pattern formation in reactive flows in a confined geometry.
      Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21(6):2910-2918, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Jitka Čejková, Karin Schwarzenberger, Kerstin Eckert, and Shinpei Tanaka.
      Dancing performance of organic droplets in aqueous surfactant solutions.
      Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 566:141-147, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • M. Huang and T. Höhne.
      Numerical simulation of multicomponent flows with the presence of density gradients for the upgrading of advanced turbulence models.
      Nuclear Engineering and Design, 344:28-37, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Duong Huu Hoang, Sascha Heitkam, Nathalie Kupka, Ahmad Hassanzadeh, Urs A Peuker, and Martin Rudolph.
      Froth properties and entrainment in lab-scale flotation: A case of carbonaceous sedimentary phosphate ore.
      Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 142:100-110, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Sascha Heitkam and Jochen Fröhlich.
      Phase-resolving simulation of dense bubble clusters under periodic shear.
      Acta Mechanica, pages 1-12, 2019. [ DOI ]
    • Julian Massing, Gerd Mutschke, Dominik Baczyzmalski, Syed Sahil Hossain, Xuegeng Yang, Kerstin Eckert, and Christian Cierpka.
      Thermocapillary convection during hydrogen evolution at microelectrodes.
      Electrochimica Acta, 297:929-940, 2019. [ DOI ]


    • A.-E. Sommer, M. Nikpay, S. Heitkam, M. Rudolph & K. Eckert,
      "A novel method for the measurement of flotation recovery by means of 4D particle tracking velocimetry",
      Minerals Engineering 124, 116-122 (2018) DOI
    • R. Nauber, L. Büttner, K. Eckert, J. Fröhlich, J. Czarske & S. Heitkam,
      "Ultrasonic measurements of the bulk flow field in foams",
      Physical Review E 97, 013113 (2018) DOI
    • T. Richter, O. Keplinger, N. Shevchenko, T. Wondrak, K. Eckert, S. Eckert & S. Odenbach,
      "Single bubble rise in GaInSn in a horizontal magnetic field",
      International Journal of Multiphase Flow 104, 32-41 (2018) DOI
    • H. Neumann-Heyme, N. Shevchenko, Z. Lei, K. Eckert, O. Keplinger, J. Grenzer, C. Beckermann & S. Eckert,
      "Coarsening evolution of dendritic sidearms: from synchrotron experiments to quantitative modeling",
      Acta Materialia 146, 176-186 (2018) DOI
    • S. Heitkam, M. Rudolph, T. Lappan, M. Sarma, S. Eckert, P. Trtik, E. Lehmann, P. Vontobel & K. Eckert,
      "Neutron imaging of froth structure and particle motion",
      Minerals Engineering 119, 126-129 (2018) DOI
    • Y. Xu, X. Yang, A. Thomas, P. Patsis, T. Kurth, M. Kräter, K. Eckert, M. Bornhäuser & Y. Zhang,
      "Noncovalently Assembled Electroconductive Hydrogel",
      ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 10, 14418-14425 (2018) DOI
    • X. Yang, D. Baczyzmalski, C. Cierpk, G. Mutschke & K. Eckert,
      "Marangoni convection at electrogenerated hydrogen bubbles",
      Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20, 11542-11548 (2018) DOI
    • G. Zimmermann, C. Pickmann, E. Schaberger-Zimmermann, V. Galindo, K. Eckert & S. Eckert,
      "Do rotating magnetic fields unconditionally lead to grain refinement? – A case study for directionally solidified Al-10wt%Cu alloys",
      Materialia 3, 326-337 (2018) DOI
    • M. Mokbel, K. Schwarzenberger, S. Aland & K. Eckert,
      "Information transmission by Marangoni-driven relaxation oscillations at droplets",
      Soft Matter 14, 9250-9262 (2018) DOI
    • D. Bratsun, K. Kostarev, A. Mizev, S. Aland, M. Mokbel, K. Schwarzenberger & K. Eckert,
      "Adaptive Micromixer Based on the Solutocapillary Marangoni Effect in a Continuous-Flow Microreactor",
      Micromachines 9, Article No. 600 (2018) DOI


  • Z Lei, B Fritzsche, K Eckert (2017), Evaporation-assisted magnetic separation of rare earth ions in aqueous solutions (submitted)
  • H Neumann-Heyme, N Shevchenko, Z Lei, K Eckert, O Keplinger, J Grenzer, C Beckermann, S Eckert (2017), Coarsening evolution of dendritic side arms: from synchrotron experiments to quantitative modeling (submitted)
  • D Baczyzmalski, G Mutschke, X Yang, K Eckert, F Karnbach, M Uhlemann, C Cierpka (2017), Growth and detachment of single hydrogen bubbles in a MHD shear flow (submitted)
  • M Mokbel, K Schwarzenberger, K Eckert, S Aland (2017), The influence of interface curvature on solutal Marangoni convection in the Hele-Shaw cell, Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer (in press)
  • M Nikpay, P Krebs, B Ellis (2017), A review of surfactant role in soil clogging processes at wastewater exfiltration locations in sewers, Water Environment Research, 89(8), 714-723
  • H Neumann-Heyme, K Eckert, C Beckermann (2017), General evolution equation for the specific interface area of dendrites during alloy solidification, Acta Materialia 140, 87-96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.08.021
  • K Eckert, Y Shi, K Seidel, K Schwarzenberger (2017), Meniscus asymmetry and chemo-Marangoni convection in capillaries, Chemical Engineering Technology (in press), http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201700154
  • G Mutschke, D Baczyzmalski, C Cierpka, F Karnbach (2017), Numerical simulation of mass transfer and convection near a hydrogen bubble during water electrolysis in a magnetic field, Magnetohydrodynamics 53 (0024-998X)
  • T Richter, O Keplinger, E Strumpf, T Wondrak, K Eckert, S Eckert, S Odenbach (2017), Measurements of the diameter of rising gas bubbles by means of the ultrasound transit time technique, Magnetohydrodynamics 53, 383-392
  • Z Lei, D Raebiger, S Eckert, K Eckert (2017), Liquid metal based magnetic cooling: velocity measurements, Magnetohydrodynamics 53, 403–410
  • K Eckert, Th Köllner, K Schwarzenberger, Th Boeck (2017), Complex patterns and elementary structures of solutal Marangoni convection: experimental and numerical studies, in: Transport Processes at Fluidic Interfaces 445-488, Eds. D Bothe and A Reusken, Springer
  • G Zimmermann, C Pickmann, M Hamacher, E Schaberger-Zimmermann, H Neumann-Heyme, K Eckert, S Eckert (2017), Fragmentation-driven grain refinement in directional solidification of AlCu10wt-% alloy at low pulling speeds, Acta Materialia 126, 236-250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2016.12.063


  • K Schwarzenberger, S Aland, H Domnick, S Odenbach, K Eckert (2015), Relaxation oscillations of solutal Marangoni convection at curved interfaces, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 481, 633-643
  • K Schwarzenberger, T Köllner, T Boeck, S Odenbach, K Eckert (2015), Hierarchical Marangoni Roll Cells: Experiments and Direct Numerical Simulations in Three and Two Dimensions, Computational Methods for Complex Liquid-Fluid Interfaces, 481-501
  • H Neumann-Heyme, K Eckert, C Beckermann (2015), Dendrite fragmentation in alloy solidification due to sidearm pinch-off, Physical Review E 92 (6), 060401
  • X Yang, F Karnbach, M Uhlemann, S Odenbach, K Eckert (2015), Dynamics of single hydrogen bubbles at a platinum microelectrode, Langmuir 31 (29), 8184-8193
  • Z Lei, X Yang, C Haberstroh, B Pulko, S Odenbach, K Eckert (2015), Space-and time-resolved interferometric measurements of the thermal boundary layer at a periodically magnetized gadolinium plate, International Journal of Refrigeration 56, 246-255
  • T Richter, K Eckert, X Yang, S Odenbach (2015), Measuring the diameter of rising gas bubbles by means of the ultrasound transit time technique, Nuclear Engineering and Design 291, 64-70261-276
  • T Vogt, S Boden, A Andruszkiewicz, K Eckert, S Eckert, G Gerbeth (2015), Detection of gas entrainment into liquid metals, Nuclear Engineering and Design (im Druck)
  • R Stange, F Lenk, K Eckert, S Lenk, T Bley, E Boschke (2015), A new method for mixing of suspended superparamagnetic beads using variable electromagnetic fields, Engineering in Life Sciences 15 (7), 727-732
  • H Neumann-Heyme, K Eckert, C Beckermann (2015), Evolution of specific interface area in dendritic alloy solidification, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 84 (1), 012072
  • T Köllner, K Schwarzenberger, K Eckert, T Boeck (2015), Marangoni convection in a Hele–Shaw geometry: Impact of orientation and gap width, European Physical Journal ST 224 (2), 261-276
  • V Travnikov, K Eckert, S Odenbach (2015), Linear stability analysis of the convective flow in a spherical gap with η= 0.714, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 80, 266-273


  • K Schwarzenberger, T Köllner, H Linde, T Boeck, S Odenbach, K Eckert (2014), Pattern formation and mass transfer under stationary solutal Marangoni instability, Advances in colloid and interface science 206, 344-371
  • B Pulko, X Yang, Z Lei, S Odenbach, K Eckert (2014), Magnetic separation of Dy (III) ions from homogeneous aqueous solutions, Applied Physics Letters 105 (23), 232407
  • X Yang, K Tschulik, M Uhlemann, S Odenbach, K Eckert (2014), Magnetic Separation of Paramagnetic Ions From Initially Homogeneous Solutions, Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on 50 (11), 1-4
  • D Horváth, MA Budroni, P Bába, L Rongy, A De Wit, K Eckert, MJB Hauser, Á Tóth (2014), Convective dynamics of traveling autocatalytic fronts in a modulated gravity field, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16 (47), 26279-26287


  • T. Koellner, K. Schwarzenberger, K. Eckert, T. Boeck (2013), Pattern formation in nonlinear solutal Marangoni convection: 3D simulations and supporting experiments, Physics of Fluids 25 (9), 092109
  • G. Gerbeth, K. Eckert, S. Odenbach (2013), Electromagnetic flow control in metallurgy, crystal growth and electrochemistry, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 220, 1–8
  • A. Andruszkiewicz, K. Eckert, S. Eckert, S. Odenbach (2013), Gas bubble detection in liquid metals by means of the ultrasound transit-time-technique, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 220, 53–62
  • S. Eckert, P. A. Nikrityuk, B. Willers, D. Räbiger, N. Shevchenko, H. Neumann-Heyme, V. Travnikov, S. Odenbach, A. Voigt, K. Eckert (2013), Electromagnetic melt flow control during solidification of metallic alloys, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 220, 123–138
  • X. Yang, S. Mühlenhoff, P. A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert (2013), The initial transient of natural convection during copper electrolysis in presence of an opposing Lorentz force: current dependence, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 220, 303–312
  • M. Uhlemann, K. Tschulik, A. Gebert, G. Mutschke, J. Fröhlich, A. Bund, X. Yang, and K. Eckert (2013), Structured electrodeposition in magnetic gradient fields, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 220, 287–302
  • J. Fröhlich, S. Schwarz, S. Heitkam, C. Santarelli, C. Zhang, T. Vogt, S. Boden, A. Andruszkiewicz, K. Eckert, S. Odenbach, S. Eckert (2013) Influence of magnetic fields on the behavior of bubbles in liquid metals, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 220, 167–183
  • J. König, M. Neumann, S. Mühlenhoff, K. Tschulik, T. Albrecht, K. Eckert, M. Uhlemann, T. Weier, L. Büttner, J. Czarske (2013), Optical velocity measurements of electrolytic boundary layer flows influenced by magnetic fields, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 220, 79–89
  • K. Schwarzenberg, T. Koellner, H. Linde, S. Odenbach, T. Boeck, K. Eckert (2013), On the transition from cellular to wave-like patterns druing solutal Marangoni convection, Eur. J. Physics 219, 121–130


  • X. Yang, K. Tschulik, M. Uhlemann, S. Odenbach, K. Eckert (2012), Enrichment of Paramagnetic Ions from Homogeneous Solutions in Inhomogeneous Magnetic Fields, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2012), 3 (23), 3559–3564
  • T. Vogt, A. Andruskiewicz, S. Eckert, K. Eckert, S. Odenbach, G. Gerbeth (2012), Mixing Enhancement in Gas-Stirred Melts by Rotating Magnetic Fields, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B 43, 1454-1464
  • A. De Wit, K. Eckert, S. Kalliadasis (2012), Introduction to the Focus Issue: Chemo-Hydrodynamic Patterns and Instabilities, Chaos 22, 037101
  • K. Eckert, M.Acker, R. Tadmouri, V. Pimienta (2012), Chemo-Marangoni convection driven by an interfacial reaction: pattern formation and kinetics, Chaos 22, 037112
  • V. Travnikov, K. Eckert, S. Odenbach (2012), Influence of an axial magnetic field on the stability of convective flows between non-isothermal concentric spheres, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 55, 7520–7531
  • K. Tschulik, C. Cierpka, X. Yang, M. Uhlemann, K. Eckert, R. Sueptitz, C.J. Kähler, L. Schultz, A. Gebert (2012), In-situ analysis of the ion concentration distribution and the electrolyte convection during electrodeposition in magnetic gradient fields, Magnetohydrodynamics 48, 279-287
  • S. Muehlenhoff, G. Mutschke, D. Koschichow, X. Yang, A. Bund, J. Fröhlich, S. Odenbach, K. Eckert (2012), Lorentz-force-driven convection during copper magnetoelectrolysis in the presence of a supporting buoyancy force, Electrochimica Acta 69, 209–219
  • K. Eckert, L. Rongy, A. De Wit, A+B->C reaction fronts in Hele-Shaw cells under modulated gravitational acceleration (2012), Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14(20), 7337-7345
  • H. Neumann-Heyme, K. Eckert, S. Odenbach (2012), Free dendrite growth under modulated flow in pure substances: two-dimensional phase-field simulations, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 27 012045
  • H. Neumann-Heyme, K. Eckert, A. Voigt, S. Odenbach (2012), Growth of a free dendrite in pure substances und modulated flow conditions, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 33 012106
  • V. Travnikov, K. Eckert, P.A. Nikrityuk, S. Odenbach, T. Vogt, S. Eckert (2012), Flow oscillations driven by a rotating magnetic field in liquid metal columns with an upper free surface, J. Crystal Growth 339, 52–60
    K. Schwarzenberg, K. Eckert, S. Odenbach, Relaxation oscillations between Marangoni cells and double diffusive fingers in a reactive liquid-liquid system (2012), Chemical Engineering Science 68, 530-540


  • C. Almarcha, Y. R'Honi, Y. De Decker, K. Eckert, A. De Wit (2011), Convective Mixing Induced by Acid-Base Reactions, J. Chem. Phys. B 115, 9739-9744
  • J. König, S. Muehlenhoff, K. Eckert, L. Büttner, J. Czarske, S. Odenbach (2011), Velocity measurements inside the concentration boundary layer during copper-magneto-electrolysis using a novel laser Doppler profile sensor, Electrochimica Acta 56, 6150-6156
  • K. Tschulik, X. Yang, G. Mutschke, M. Uhlemann, K. Eckert, R. Sueptitz, L. Schultz, A. Gebert (2011), How to obtain structured metal deposits from diamagnetic ions in magnetic gradient fields?, Electrochem. Comm. 13, 946-950
  • V. Travnikov, K. Eckert, S. Odenbach (2011), Influence of an axial magnetic field on the stability of spherical Couette flows with different gap widths, Acta Mechanica 219, 255-268
  • J.A. Koza, S. Muehlenhoff, P. Zabinski, P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, M. Uhlemann, A. Gebert, T. Weier, L. Schultz, S. Odenbach (2011) Hydrogen evolution under the influence of a magnetic field, Electrochim. Acta 56, 2665-2675
  • A. Heinze, K. Eckert, M.J.B. Hauser, S. Odenbach (2011), A wavelet and Zernike-polynomial-based shearing interferometry approach to analyse hydrodynamic instabilities at interfaces, Acta Astronautica 68, 707-716


  • X. Yang, K. Eckert, S. Odenbach (2010) Oscillatory Lorentz-force-driven flows during potentiostatic current oscillations in magnetic fields, Electrochemistry Communications 12, 1576-1580
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2010) Contactless Mixing of Liquid Metals, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B 41, 94-111


  • X. Yang, K. Eckert, S. Mühlenhoff, S. Odenbach, Pulse Magnetoelectrolysis, Electrochemistry Communications 11 (2009), 318-322
  • X. Yang, K. Eckert, S. Mühlenhoff, S. Odenbach (2009), On the decay of the Lorentz-force-driven convection in vertical concentration stratification during magnetoelectrolysis. Electrochimica Acta 54-27 7056-7065
  • J. A. Koza, S. Mühlenhoff, M. Uhlemann, K. Eckert, A. Gebert, L. Schultz, Desorption of hydrogen from an electrode surface under influence of an expernal magnetic field, Electrochemistry Communications 11 (2009), 425-429
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, S. Ananiev, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2009) The influence of a direct electric current on the growth of solutal dendrites, Magnetohydrodynamics 45, 407-416
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, S. Eckert (2009) The impact of turbulent flow on the solidification of metal alloys driven by a rotating magnetic field, Int. J. Cast Metals Research 22, 236-239
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2009) The Use of Steady Electromagnetic Fields to Control the Columnar Solidification of Binary-Metal Alloys, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B 40, 317-327
  • S. Ananiev, P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert (2009) Dendrite fragmentation by catastrophic elastic remelting. Acta Materialia 57, 657-665
  • S. Eckert, P.A. Nikrityuk, D. Räbiger, B. Willers, K. Eckert (2009), Use of time-modulated AC magnetic fields for melt flow control during unidirectional solidification, Int. J. Cast Metals Research 22, 78-81


  • X. Yang, K. Eckert, K. Seidel and M. Uhlemann (2008), The start-up of natural convection during copper electrolysis in the presence of an opposing Lorentz force, Electrochim. Acta 54, 352-359
  • X. Yang, K. Eckert, A. Heinze and M. Uhlemann (2008), The concentration field during transient natural convection between vertical electrodes in a small-aspect-ratio cell, J. Electroanal. Chem. 613, 97-107
  • Y. Shi, K. Eckert (2008), A novel Hele-Shaw cell design for the analysis of hydrodynamic instabilities in liquid–liquid systems, Chem. Eng. Sci. 63, 3560-3563
  • R. Sczech, K. Eckert, M. Acker (2008), Convective Instability in a Liquid−Liquid System Due to Complexation with a Crown Ether, J. Phys. Chem. A 112 (32), 7357–7364 (2008)
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2008), The Use of Steady Electromagnetic Fields to Control the Columnar Solidification of Binary-Metal Alloys, Metall. Materials Trans. B 40 (3), 317-327
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, S. Eckert, K. Eckert (2008): Spin-up and spin-down dynamics driven by a single rotating magnetic field pulse, European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 27, 177-201
  • B. Willers, S. Eckert, D. Raebiger, J. Dong, G. Gerbeth, P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert (2008): Efficient melt stirring using intermittent or alternating rotating magnetic fields: II- Application during solidification of Al-Si alloys, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 39B, 304-316


  • C. Cierpka, T. Weier, G. Gerbeth, M. Uhlemann, K. Eckert (2007): Copper deposition and dissolution in seemingly parallel electric and magnetic fields: Lorentz force distributions and flow configurations, J. Solid State Electrochemistry, 11, 687-701
  • K. Eckert, A. Heinze, Y. Shi (2007), Chemically driven interfacial convection - Analysis of the CDIC experiment on Maser 10, ESA Special Publications 647, 393-397
  • T. Weier, K. Eckert, S. Mühlenhoff, Ch. Cierpka, A. Bund, M. Uhlemann (2007): Confinement of paramagnetic ions under magnetic field influence: Lorentz versus concentration gradient force based explanations, Electrochemistry Communications 9, 2479-2483
  • S. Mühlenhoff, K. Eckert, A. Heinze, M. Uhlemann (2007): Controlled retardation of electrochemical Rayleigh-Benard convection during copper electrolysis, J. Electroanal. Chem. 611, 241-249
  • Y. Shi, K. Eckert (2007), Orientation-dependent Hydrodynamic Instabilities from Chemo-Marangoni Cells to Large Scale Interfacial Deformations, Chinese J. of Chem. Eng. 15, 748-753
  • S. Eckert, P.A. Nikrityuk, D. Raebiger, K. Eckert, G. Gerbeth (2007): Efficient melt stirring using intermittent or alternating rotating magnetic fields: I- Flow field in a liquid metal column, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 38B, 977-988
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann, Y. Yang (2007): The impact of a low voltage steady electrical current on a solidification of a binary metal alloy: A numerical study, Steel Research International 78, 402-408

1991 - 2006

  • Y. Shi, K. Eckert (2006), Acceleration of reaction fronts by hydrodynamic instabilities in immiscible systems, Chem. Eng. Sci. 61, 5523-5533
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert and R. Grundmann (2006): A numerical study of unidirectional solidification of a binary metal alloy under influence of a rotating magnetic field. Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 49, 1501-1515
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2006): Numerical study of a laminar melt flow driven driven by a rotating magnetic field in enclosed cylinders with different aspect ratios. Acta Mechanica 186, 17-35
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2006): Rotating magnetic field driven flows in conductive inhomogeneous media. Part I - Numerical Study, Metall. Materials Transactions B 37B, 349-359,
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, B. Willers, S. Eckert (2006): Modification of temperature and solute distribution during directional solidification caused by electromagnetically-driven convection, In Modeling of Casting, Welding and Advanced Solidification Processes-XI. Eds. Ch.A. Gandin, M. Bellet, TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), 333-340 (ISBN: 978-0-87339-629-5)
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, M. Ungarish, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2005): Spin-up of a liquid metal flow driven by a rotating magnetic field in a finite cylinder. A numerical and analytical study. Physics of Fluids 17, 067101
  • Y. Shi, K. Eckert, A. Heinze, M. Ackert (2005), The chemically driven interfacial convection (CDIC) experiment on MASER 10, ESA SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS 590, 545-550
  • S. Eckert, B. Willers, P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, U. Michel, G. Zouhar (2005): Application of a rotating magnetic field during directional solidification of Pb-Sn alloys: consequences on the CET. Materials Science and Engineering A,413-414, 211-216
  • D. Bratsun, Y. Shi, K. Eckert, A. De Wit (2005), Control of chemo-hydrodynamic pattern formation by external localized cooling, Europhys. Lett. 69, 746-752
  • K. Eckert, M. Acker, Y. Shi (2004): Chemical pattern formation driven by a neutralization reaction. Part I: Mechanism and Basic Features and, Phys. Fluids, 16(2), pp. 385-399
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2004), Numerical study of spin-up dynamics of a liquid metal stirred by rotating magnetic fields in a cylinder with upper free surface. Magnetohydrodynamics 40, 2004, pp. 127-146
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2004) Electromagnetically forced convention during solidification of a binary metal alloy, Modelling fluid flow: the state of the art, 153-167
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann (2004) `Electromagnetically forced swirling flow during solidification of a binary metal alloy,' Journal of Computational and Applied Mechanics 5 (2), 337-352
  • R. Bessaih, A. Soudani, M. Kadja, K. Eckert (2003): Etude Numerique, Asymptotique et Analytique d’un Ecoulement Tournant MDH d’un Metal Liquide dans une Enceinte Cylindrique, Europ. J. Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, 48, 195-209
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann, B. Willers, S. Eckert (2003) `Modeling and measurements of heat transfer phenomena in two-phase PbSn alloy solidification in an external magnetic field,' J. Thermal Science 12, 357-362
  • R. Bessaih, M. Kadja, K. Eckert, Ph. Marty (2003): Numerical and analytical study of rotating flow in an enclosed cylinder under an axial magnetic field, Acta Mech.164, 175-188
  • L. M. Braverman, K. Eckert, A. A. Nepomnyashchy, I. B. Simanovskii, A. Thess (2000): Convection in two-layer systems with anomalous thermocapillary effect, Phys. Rev. E, 62, 3619-3632
  • K. Eckert, A. Thess (1999): Nonbound dislocations in hexagonal patterns: On the role of the pentagon-lines in surface-tension-driven Bénard convection, Phys. Rev. E 60, 4117-4127
  • K. Eckert, A. Grahn (1999): Plumes and finger regimes driven by an exothermic interfacial reaction, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4436-4439
  • A. Grahn, K. Eckert (1999): Experimentelle und numerische Untersuchungen zu Instabilitäten beim reaktiven Stoffübergang an einer ebenen fluiden Phasengrenze im vertikalen Spalt, Chem. Ing. Techn., 71, 945
  • K. Eckert, M. Bestehorn, A. Thess (1998): Square cells in surface-tension-driven Bénard convection: experiment and theory, J. Fluid Mech. 356, 155-197
  • U. Thiele, K. Eckert (1998): Stochastic geometry of polygonal networks: An alternative approach to the hexagon-square-transition in Bénard convection, Phys. Rev. E 58, 3458-3468
  • A. Thess, K. Nitschke (1995): On Bénard-Marangoni instability in the presence of a magnetic field. Phys. Fluids 7, 1176-1179
  • K. Nitschke, A. Thess (1995): Secondary instability in surface-tension-driven Bénard convection. Phys. Rev. E 52, R5772—R5775
  • K. Nitschke, A. Thess, G. Gerbeth (1991): Linear Stability of Marangoni-Hartmann convection. Microgravity Sci. Technol. IV/2, 160-162


  • K. Schwarzenberger, T. Köllner, T. Boeck, S. Odenbach, K. Eckert (2015), Computational Methods for Complex Liquid-Fluid Interfaces, Taylor and Francis (im Druck)
  • H. Linde, K. Schwarzenberg, K. Eckert (2013), Pattern formation emerging from the stationary solutal Marangoni instability: a roadmap through the underlying hierarchic structures, In: Without Bounds: A Scientific Canvas of Nonlinearity and Complex Dynamics, Editor Ramon G. Rubio, Springer-Verlag
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann: RANS modelling of turbulent flows driven by a Travelling magnetic field, In Advances in Turbulence XI., Eds. J.M.L.M. Palma, A. Silva Lopes, Springer, 745 (2007) (ISBN: 978-3-540-72603-6)
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann: Numerical study of a turbulent swirling flow of a liquid metal driven by a Lorentz force, In Turbulence , Heat and Mass Transfer 5, Eds. K. Hanjalic, Y. Nagano, S. Jakirlic, Begell House, 2006, 477-480. (ISBN: 1-56700-229-3)
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann: Numerical study of the influence of an applied electric potential on the solidification of a binary metal alloy, In Continuous Casting. Ed. H.R. Mueller, WILEY-VCH Verlag, 296-308 (2006) (ISBN-13: 978-3-527-31341-9; ISBN-10: 3-527-31341-9)
  • K Eckert, A Thess (2006), Secondary Instabilities in Surface-Tension-Driven Bénard-Marangoni Convection, in: Dynamics of Spatio-Temporal Cellular Structures, 163-176, Springer-Verlag
  • N Kurenkova, K Eckert, E Zienicke, A Thess (2003),Desorption-driven convection in aqueous alcohol solution, in: Interfacial Fluid Dynamics and Transport Processes, 403-416
  • K. Nitschke, A. Thess, G. Gerbeth: Linear stability of Marangoni-Hartmann convection; in Microgravity Fluid Mechanics, Editor H.J. Rath, Springer Verlag Berlin, 1992, pp. 285-296


  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann: Verfahren zum Rühren von leitenden Flüssigkeiten in Behältern. Deutsches Patent DE102004017443
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, R. Grundmann, K. Eckert, S. Eckert: Anlage zur gesteuerten Erstarrung von Schmelzen elektrisch leitender Medien. Deutsches Patent DE102004044637
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, R. Grundmann: Elektrisch-magnetische Rühranlage für elektrisch leitende flüssige Medien. Deutsches Patent DE102004044635
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, K. Eckert, R. Grundmann: Einrichtung zum Bewegen von elektrisch leitenden flüssigen Medien. Deutsches Patent DE 102004044539.
  • S. Eckert, P.A. Nikrityuk, D. Raebiger, B. Willers, K. Eckert, G. Gerbeth, R. Grundmann: Verfahren und Anordnung zum elektromagnetischen Rühren von Schmelzen. Deutsches Patent DE 102007037340.
  • P.A. Nikrityuk, S. Eckert, D. Raebiger, B. Willers, K. Eckert, G. Gerbeth, R. Grundmann: Verfahren und Anordnung zum elektromagnetischen Rühren von Schmelzen mit kombinierten Magnetfeldern. Deutsches Patent DE 102007038281A1 sowie WO 2009/018810 A1.


Prof. Dr. Kerstin Eckert

Leiterin Transport­prozesse an Grenzflächen
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