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Dr. Kormanyos

Dr. Attila Kormanyos


Electrochemical Energy Conversion


Telefon: +49 9131-8527442
E-Mail: a.kormanyos@fz-juelich.de


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

Research interest

High-throughput (HT) synthesis and characterization of novel electro-, and photoelectrocatalysts. Material libraries are synthesized using ink-jet printing, automated pipetting, electrodeposition and physical vapor deposition. These methods are combined with semi-automated and automated physicochemical (XPS, EDX, XRF, profilometry, etc.) characterization and rapid (photo)electrochemical screening with SFC-ICP-MS techniques.

My research focuses on two major group of materials:

• Metal-alloy electrocatalysts, which can be successfully applied in alcohol fuel cells – HT synthesis, stability measurements in the presence of various fuels
• Photoelectrocatalysts, ranging from simple metal-oxides to complex systems (co-catalyst-decorated, protective layer-coated, etc.) – HT synthesis, stability measurements

Academic Development

  • 05/2018 – 07/2019 Research Associate at the University of Szeged
    Research topic: Effect of composition and applied bias on charge carrier dynamics in metal-oxide/nanocarbon hybrid photoelectrodes
  • 2014 Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar’s Research Group
    Research topic: Electrochemical and electrocatalytic properties of synthetic Flavin analogs
  • 2013 – 2018 PhD in chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary, Photoelectrochemistry Research Group
    Dissertation: Photoelectrochemistry of conducting polymer-based nanohybrid electrodes
  • 2011 – 2013 MSc in chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary, Electrochemistry Research Group
    Research topic: Electrocatalytic activity of conducting polymer-based nanocomposite electrodes
  • 2008 – 2011 BSc in chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary, Electrochemistry Research Group