Am Biologischen Garten 2
IW3, Room 2220
28359 Bremen
Tel. 0421 218 64949

Research Interests

  • Materials chemistry, materials synthesis and characterization
  • Sol-gel Synthesis
  • Polymer-derived ceramics/nanocomposites
  • Processing of ceramics with tailored porosity
  • Geopolymer and geopolymeric materials


10/2011 – 07/2016 Materials Science, Dr. rer. nat. Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) - Department of Material Science
07/2003 – 05/2005 Chemistry, Master of Science (M.Sc.) Sarojini Naidu Girls P.G. College (India) - Department of Chemistry

Positions and Work Experience

05/2022- present Reseacrch assistant, UBC-Center for Ceramics Materials in cooperation with Advanced Ceramics Group, University of Bremen/Germany
12/2016 – 06/2017 & 05/2018 – 09/2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, Advanced Ceramics Group, DFG research training group MIMENIMA, University of Bremen/Germany
10/2011 – 08/2016 Research assistant in Technische Universität Darmstadt - Department of Material Science in cooperation with Xycarb Ceramic GmbH, SGL Carbon GmbH and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
10/2011 – 06/2016 Project Assistant in Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (Bhopal, India) in cooperation with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
07/2008 – 01/2009 Principal of Educational Academy affiliated by State Government of India
07/2005 – 03/2008 Post Graduate Teacher of Educational Academy affiliated by State/Central Government of India

Awards and Fellowships

2009 First prize during Second Young Researcher's Poster Competition at AMPRI, Bhopal
2010 First prize in Young Scientist Presentation Competition during Construction Materials Vision 2030 national Conference at CRRI, New Delhi
2011 Research scholarship granted by the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany: Novel hybrid Precursors derived advanced silicoborocarbonitrides
2014 Research scholarship by EU cost project under short-term scientific missions: Synthesis of carborane based polymeric precursors for ultrahigh-temperature stable SiBC ceramics


  1. Monometallic and bimetallic SiC (O) ceramic with Ni, Co and/or Fe nanoparticles for catalytic applications
    Kaur, S., Silveira Fiates, A., Rezwan, K., Wilhelm, M.,
    Nanocomposites, 2022
    Volume:  8 , Nr. ( 1 ), p. 1-10

  2. Controlling mixed-protein adsorption layers on colloidal alumina particles by tailoring carboxyl and hydroxyl surface group densities
    Meder, F., Kaur, S., Treccani, L., Rezwan, K.,
    Langmuir, 2013
    Volume: 29, Nr. (40), p.12502−12510