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Adrian Hartert

Adrian Hartert

PhD Student

Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering


Telefon: +49 9131-8527437
E-Mail: ad.hartert@fz-juelich.de


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

Research Interest:

Global warming is one of the most important challenges modern humanity has to overcome. One concept to reach independency from fossil fuels and reduce CO2 emissions is the hydrogen cycle. Excess renewable energy can be converted into chemically stored energy (H2) via water electrolysis and later be converted back via fuel cells.

My research revolves around manufacturing processes for membrane electrode assemblies in anion exchange membrane water electrolysers. The goal is to reduce the cost and environmental impact of these devices by employing non-noble catalysts, while ensuring a long lifetime and proper efficiency.


Chemical and Biological Engineering (B. Sc. & M. Sc.)
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Masters Thesis: Improving water management by structure optimization for platinum-free cathode catalyst layers in bipolar membrane fuel cells