Electrochemical Energy Conversion
AdresseForschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy
Up to date, proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) for energy conversion from renewable resources still lack market maturity. Poor catalyst stability and durability are contributing a lot to PEMFC drawbacks.
Within my PhD, I am studying the surface sensitive dissolution, oxidation and restructuring mechanisms on platinum single crystals. In order to get an atomic-scale picture, a combination of on-line electrochemical analysis with the SFC-ICP-MS setup and in-situ x-ray diffraction is used. Those fundamental studies will give important input to real catalyst design and to the question how to stabilize fuel cell performance.
- 10/2016 – 04/2019 Master of Science in Chemistry, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Thesis: “Stabilization of Fe-N-C-Catalysts for the Application in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEM-FC)”
- 10/2013 – 10/2016 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Thesis: “Development of IrxSny Alloy Catalysts for the Electrochemical Oxidation of Alcohols”