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Three new PhD students joined our group!

10/03/2020   -   Welcome Yu-Ping, Kevin, and Matej.

We are glad to welcome Yu-Ping Ku, Kevin Stojanovski and Matej Zlatar, who joined our group as PhD students, recently.

Yu-Ping Ku from National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) will concentrate on studying electrocatalytic reactions in gas diffusion electrode half-cells. The research topics in focus are alkaline hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR) and electrochemical synthesis (e.g. carbon dioxide reduction). More details on the new method to be explored and developed further in this project can be found in “Methods and Equipment” and our recent publication - Evaluating Electrocatalysts at Relevant Currents in a Half-Cell: The Impact of Pt Loading on Oxygen Reduction Reaction.












Kevin Stojanovski from National Institute of Chemistry - Kemijski inštitut (KI, Slovenia) will study recycling of gold and platinum group metals using our innovative transient dissolution approach, see “Research” and related publication - Platinum recycling going green via induced surface potential alteration enabling fast and efficient dissolution. This is a collaborative project with our colleagues from KI, Slovenia - Dr. Nejc Hodnik (who developed this method), University of Antwerp, Belgium – Dr. Tom Breugelmans , and Bosch GmbH.












Matej Zlatar from University of Zagreb (Croatia) will support our activities in the acidic water electrolysis towards renewable hydrogen production, see “Research” and corresponding research papers therein. Matej will investigate catalyst support interactions in oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalysis. Our goal is to understand if traditional catalysts can be optimized by either improving activity and stability or significantly decreasing noble metals loading, or, what is desirable, both. Also this project is collaborative and will be realized in a close scientific collaboration with groups of Prof. Dr. Peter Strasser  TUB, Berlin, and Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya FHI, Berlin.

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