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Retha Peach

Dr. Retha Peach

Head of Team: Technologies for Water Electrolysis

Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering

Kontakt

Telefon: +49 9131-8527429
E-Mail: r.peach@fz-juelich.de

Adresse

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen
Germany

Research Interest

The development of high performance membrane electrode assemblies for water electrolysis. This includes investigating different membrane and electrode materials and manufacturing processes. Gaining a better understanding of the interfacial properties required for optimum electrolysis performance

Career

• 05/2020- : Team Leader ,Technologies for Water Electrolysis‘ in the HI-ERN Research Department ‚Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering‘ headed by Prof. Dr. Simon Thiele.
• 08/2019: Postdoctoral researcher, HI-ERN Research Department ‚Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering‘ (Erlangen, Germany).

Education

• 2015-2019: Ph.D. Chemistry, North-West University (Potchefstroom, South-Africa): Development of novel PBI-blended membranes for SO2 electrolysis.
• 2016-2017: DAAD funded research stay: Institute of Chemical Process Engineering (ICVT), University of Stuttgart, Germany.
• 2013-2014: M.Sc. Chemistry, North-West University (Potchefstroom, South-Africa): Characterization of proton exchange membranes in an H2SO4 environment.
• 2009-2012: B.Sc. Chemistry, North-West University (Potchefstroom, South-Africa).

Awards

• 2016 - DAAD Research Grant awarded for Doctoral Candidates.

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