Short CV


Hi, thank you for visiting my site. I am a 29 year old German who is currently living in Houston, TX with my wife and my little daughter. Besides family life I have a couple of free time projects which I am writing about on this blog. I am interested in all aspects of porous media, their applications and characterization. My main tools are magnetic resonance and computer simulations. My programming is mainly in Python and I am a great fan of Emacs. Please don't hesitate to contact me by email at stefan.a.hertel [at] about any of these topics in order to to share, collaborate or just talk about them.

Educational background

2011-2015 PhD, Victoria University of Wellington
Dissertation: "Magnetic Resonance Pore Imaging, a new tool for porous media research" link
2008-2010 MSc, University of Leipzig
Thesis: "MAS PFG NMR and ATR-FTIR diffusion measurements in porous coordination polymers" link
2005-2008 BSc, University of Leipzig
Thesis: "The influence of sulphur contamination on the power performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"


Journal articles:

  • Symmetry of the gradient profile as second experimental dimension in the short-time expansion of the apparent diffusion coefficient as measured with NMR diffusometry
  • Laun, F. B.,Kuder, T. A., Zong, F., Hertel S., Galvosas, P.
  • Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 259, (2015), p. 10-19 doi link
  • Magnetic Resonance Pore Imaging of non-symmetric microscopic pore shapes
  • Hertel S., Wang W., Hosking P., Simpson M. C., Hunter M., Galvosas P.
  • Physical Review E (2015), minor revisions doi link
  • Magnetic Resonance Pore Imaging, as a tool for porous media research
  • Hertel S., Hunter M., Galvosas P.
  • Physical Review E (Rapid Communication), 87, (2013), 030802 doi link
  • "NMR studies of benzene mobility in metal-organic framework MOF-5"
  • Hertel S., Wehring, M., Amirjalayer, S., Gratz, M., Lincke, J., Krautscheid, H., Schmid, R., Stallmach, F.
  • European Physical Journal Applied Physics, (2011) 55, 256 doi link
  • "Mixture diffusion of adsorbed organic compounds in metal-organic frameworks as studied by magic-angle spinning pulsed-field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance"
  • Gratz, M., Hertel S., Wehring, M., Stallmach, F., Galvosas, P.
  • New Journal of Physics, (2011), 13, 045016 doi link

Conference papers:

  • Magnetic Resonance Pore Imaging, overcoming the resolution limit of MRI for closed pore systems
  • Hertel S., Hunter M., Galvosas P.
  • Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, (2015), 205, p. 44-47 doi link
  • MAS PFG NMR studies of mixtures in porous materials
  • Gratz M., Hertel S., Wehring M., Schlayer S.,Stallmach F., Galvosas P.
  • Proceedings of the 10th International Bologna Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media (MRPM10), (2011), 1330, p. 61-64 doi link