Renewable energy conversion and storage are relevant topics in applied research today, since the use of non-fossil energy sources is essential for the reduction of CO2 emissions. Solar and wind energy harvesting combined with chemical energy storage in batteries or fuels like hydrogen are essential processes, which need to be improved in efficiency, long-term stability and scalability. Although substantial progress has been already achieved, many proposed solutions and devices show good short time efficiencies in laboratory environments, but are too cost-intensive and not yet suitable for large-scale applications. My long-term goal is to contribute to the development of cost effective scalable solutions for energy conversion and storage: On one hand by developing functional materials and devices based on scalable (solid state chemical) fabrication techniques. On the other hand by investigating structure property relations in energy conversion and storage materials with the aim to obtain efficient long-lasting materials.
- Physical Chemistry I (Chemical Thermodynamics)
- Physical Chemistry II (Kinetics) with T. Berger
- Einführung in das chemische Praktikum
- Materials Characterization II (Microscopy) with G. Bourret
- Materials Characterization III (Thermophysical Properties and Thermal Analysis) with G. Bourret
- Resource Management, Recovery and Recycling