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Active nanostructured electro-catalysts for energy

The main goal of this project capitalizes upon recent discoveries and new fundamental understanding in the field of electrocatalysis to develop nanostructured materials capable to catalyze the H2 fuel generation/consumption with the efficiency never achievable before. Specifically, so-called near-surface alloy nanoparticles with concave shapes will be engineered and implemented in membrane electrode assemblies of electrolysers and fuel cells. Those devices are crucial in sustainable energy provision using renewable energy sources. This target requires efforts of scientific teams with broad interdisciplinary expertise in chemistry and physics, material science and engineering. Therefore, this project brings together two groups at TUM. The group of Prof. Bandarenka (Physics of Energy Conversion and Storage) at the Department of Physics will use its expertise in the electrocatalysis using model electrodes to fundamentally understand the reaction mechanisms from which novel catalyst concepts can be developed to optimize the catalyst performance, while the group of Prof. Gasteiger (Technical Electrochemistry) at the Department of Chemistry will engineer them to have in actual electrolysers and fuel cells.

IGSSE setup of interdisciplinary research in project teams

Apply now: 12th call for proposals

IGSSE supports up to 10 new project teams

Call closes 2 July 2017


Apply now: IGSSE travel grant for ICCE 2017

28-29 September 2017, TU Darmstadt

Submission deadline for abstracts: 18 June 2017


IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen


Climate-KIC: Join the PhD Catapult

Two-week thematic summer schools across Europe


IAS Symposium: Selected topics in science and technology

8-10 May 2017, IAS Building, Garching Campus


IAS Coffee Talk with PTL Florian Praetorius

3 May 2017, 1 pm, TUM IAS Building, Garching Campus


10th IGSSE Forum

1 - 4 June 2016, TUM Science and Study Center, Burghausen


10th IGSSE Forum

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Save the Date: Canadian ATUMS Speaker on "Global Science- Global Career"

26. November 2015, 6-8 pm, IAS Faculty Club, Garching Campus

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Friday, 09. June 2017
Workshop: Standing up for science
9 June 2017, 9am-4pm, Brussels
Apply now: McKinsey 'Forschergeist' symposium
9-11 June 2017, Berlin For doctoral researchers and postdocs!