Analysis of catalyst for electrochemical alcohol oxidation coupled to hydrogen production
Hydrogen production via the electrochemical splitting of water is limited by the evolution of oxygen at the anode. Oxygen as a product is not much needed, and the OER is kinetically slow and needs a large overpotential. Therefore, alternative anodic reactions are researched which can produce valuable base chemicals while kinetically beating the OER. My research focuses on analyzing promising catalysts for these reactions starting with the oxidation of propanol as an example reaction.
2021 – present
PhD candidate in the group of Prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen, Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Utrecht University
Research topic: Analysis of catalyst for electrochemical alcohol oxidation coupled to hydrogen production.
2016 – 2020
Master of Science in Physics at the RWTH Aachen University
Master Thesis: “The Role of Nano-Characterization of Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 Solar Cells in Efficiency Improvement”, Supervision: Dr. Oana Cojocaru-Mirédin
Research Assistance in the Project “Nano-Switches” by Dr. Martin Salinga
Sept. 2017 – Jan. 2018
Semester abroad at Nagoya University, Japan
2013 – 2016
Bachelor of Science at the RWTH Aachen University
Bachelor Thesis: “Interplay between disorder and transport properties in silver antimony telluride”, Supervision: Prof. dr. Matthias Wuttig