Our primary goal is to provide a state-of-the-art and fun working environment as a basis for developing future experts and at the same time successfully pursuing scientific challenges in the field of Energy Conversion & Corrosion & Electrosynthesis.
More specifically, we use a multidisciplinary approach to study the performance of electrocatalysts with an emphasis on stability.
The Laboratory for Electrocatalysis is a research group that works as part of the Department for Materials Chemistry at the National Institute of Chemistry. The laboratory works in close collaboration with other departments at the institute (Department for Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Department for Analytical Chemistry) and researchers from other institutions.
We are involved in the advanced characterization of materials for electrocatalytic applications like low temperature (PEM) Fuel Cell and Electrolyzers with techniques like Thin Film Rotating Disc Electrode (TF-RDE), XRD, Identical Location Electron Microscopy (IL-EM), Electrochemical Flow Cell coupled to ICP-MS, GDE, Floating Electrode, Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry (EC-MS), ...
We are looking for new ideas and ways to optimize electrochemical techniques, electrocatalysts, synthesis procedures, ... Our ambition is to increase the performance of electrochemical reactors. We are also involved in the recycling of noble metals.
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