Master Thesis: Bridging the gap between fundamental and applied fuel cell electrocatalysis

Currently, most fundamental catalyst testing for fuel cells is executed in aqueous media, which leads to severe mass transport limitation. Hence, it is not possible to examine those catalysts at relevant current densities or potentials for applications. Therefore we developed a set-up based on gas diffusion electrodes (GDE) which combines the advantages of fundamental research (fast and easy testing, good comparability, low amount of catalysts needed) with the conditions of real applications. During the master thesis, this set-up should be further improved and different catalyst systems should be evaluated. This will help understanding electrocatalysis in two different environments and facilitate the development of advanced catalysts for fuel cells and other electrochemical three-phase reactions (such as CO2-reduction).

We offer...

... an excellent, international and interdisciplinary working environment with leading experts in the fields of research. Flexibilty to shape the master thesis’ topic to applicants interests and qualifications.

We are looking for...

... motivated students with excellent grades in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, material science of physics, who like to work in international teams. Therefore, besides good scientific basics, appropriate English skills are required. Basic knowledge in electrochemistry is preferable, but not essential.

Are you interested?

Please write a short mail with a CV and your transcript of records attached to:

Konrad Ehelebe

PhD student

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    Last Modified: 01.08.2022