Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering
AdresseForschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy
Up to now, fuel cells and electrolysers are mostly found in laboratories. The electrochemically active part of these electrochemical conversion systems is the membrane-electrode-assembly (MEA), which is majorly still manufactured (literally, by hand). As the macro- and microscopic structures of the electrodes need to be in an optimum range in order to obtain a MEA with low electric, ionic and mass transport resistance (i.e., high power density), large-scale production with continuous process control is elaborate and still in its infancy.
My research therefore focuses on the development of a continuous production line of electrodes for fuel cells and electrolysers with physical and physico-chemical in-line analysis and feedback control.
2017-2020: M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive and Combustion Engine Technology) at Technical University of Munich – Master’s Thesis: State-of-Health Analysis and Diagnostics of a Fuel Cell Stack
2014-2017: M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Major: Nanotechnology) at Technical University of Munich – Master’s Thesis: Challenges in High-Energy Lithium-Ion Battery Systems
10/2015-03/2016: Research internship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (CA), USA; Group of Dr. A. Z. Weber
2011-2014: B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Technical University of Munich – Bachelor’s Thesis: Experimental Approach of LiCoPO4/Li4Ti5O12 Fuel Cells for High-Voltage Li-Ion Batteries