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Carolin Prössl

Carolin Prössl

PhD Student

Electrochemical Energy Conversion

Kontakt

Telefon: +49 9131-8527442
E-Mail: c.proessl@fz-juelich.de

Adresse

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

Research interest

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.

Academic Development

  • 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”

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