Winfried Vonau, Prof. Dr.

Telefon: +49 34327 608-103
E-Mail: winfried.vonau[at]ksi-meinsberg.de


  • 1977-1982 Study of Chemistry, University of Leipzig
  • 1982 - 1983 Production engineer, Chemical Factory Nünchritz
  • 1983 - 1989 Scientific Assistent and Head of Department, Research Institute Meinsberg
  • 1990 Head of Department and Deputy Head of the Institute (2000), Kurt-Schwabe-Institute, Meinsberg
  • 1999 Honorary Professor of Physical Chemistry

Research interests

  • Development of electrochemical sensors
  • Sensor materials
  • Analytical chemistry

Current professional activities and memberships

  • Board of the Research Association for Measuring Technology, Sensors and Medical Technology (fms) of the Working Group of Industrial Federations for Research “Otto von Guericke” (AiF) in Germany
  • Head of its research advisory board
  • Board member of the working group electrochemical methods of analysis within the section analytical chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • Chairman of the advisory council of the Kurt Schwabe Foundation
  • Reviewer for several scientific journals and referee for project-executing agencies
  • Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry


  • 2015 Kurt Schwabe Prize of the Saxon Academy of Sciences Leipzig
  • 2016 Fellow of the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association

Current publications (selection)

  • W. Vonau, M. Decker, J. Zosel, K. Ahlborn, F. Gerlach, S. Weißmantel
    Alternative processes for manufacturing of metal of metal oxide-based potentiometric chemosensors
    Sensors & Transducers 193 (2015) 93-99
  • S. Sachse, A. Bockisch, U. Enseleit, F. Gerlach, K. Ahlborn, T. Kuhnke, U. Rother, E. Kielhorn, P. Neubauer, S. Junne, W. Vonau
    On the use of electrochemical multi-sensors in biologically charged media
    Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems 4 (2015) 295-303
  • F. Gerlach, K.Ahlborn, S.Sachse, W.Vonau
    Glass based Electrodes for the Determination of Redox Potentials in Water Samples
    Sensors & Transducers 184 (2015) 39-44
  • E. Kielhorn, S. Sachse, M. Moench-Tegeder, H.-J. Naegele, C. Haelsig, H. Oechsner, W. Vonau, S. Junne
    Multiposition Sensor Technology and Lance-Based Sampling for Improved Monitoring of Liquid Phase in Biogas Processes
    Energy and Fuels, published online, DOI:10.1021/ef502816c