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D. Escalera

Dr. Daniel Escalera


Electrochemical Energy Conversion


Telefon: +49 9131-12538184
E-Mail: d.escalera@fz-juelich.de


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

Research interest

The commercial implementation of proton exchange membrane water electrolyzers (PEMWE) is hampered, among other factors, by the high loadings required of the increasingly scarce platinum group metals to effectively catalyze the sluggish oxygen evolution reaction (OER).
My research at the HI ERN, framed within the DFG SPP 2080 DynaKat project, will devote to the study of structure-performance relationships of noble metal-based alloys towards the OER, by use of in situ and in operando coupled electrochemical and surface characterization techniques.

Academic Development

  • 10/2014 – 01/2019 PhD with Integrated Studies in Fuel Cells and their Fuels, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 03/2018 – 07/2018 PhD Internship, NanoElectrochemistry and Sustainable Catalysis research group (NanoESC), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 09/2013 – 07/2014 Master of Science in „Electrochemistry. Science and Technology“, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 06/2013 – 07/2013 Bachelor student placement, Thin Films and Nanostructures Electrodeposition Group, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IN2UB), University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 09/2009 – 06/2013 Bachelor degree in Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain


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