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Anna Freiberg

Anna Freiberg

PhD Student

Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering


Telefon: +49 9131-12538140
E-Mail: a.freiberg@fz-juelich.de


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (IEK-11)
Cauerstr. 1
91058 Erlangen

Research Interests

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

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