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Dr. Martin Oschatz
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News

06/2017: Martin Oschatz serves as guest editor for "C"

Group leader Dr. Martin Oschatz has accepted the invitation to serve as a guest editor for the open access carbon research journal C. Contributions for the special issue "Functional Nanoporous Carbon-Based Materials" can be submitted untill January 31st, 2018. There will be no charges for manuscripts submitted in 2017 that are well-prepared and need no major editing. We are looking forward to your submissions in order to make the special issue a success!!!

06/2017: Chinese Gouvernment Award for Outstanding Students Abroad for Runyu Yan 

PhD student Runyu Yan has been awarded the "Chinese Gouvernment Award for Outstanding Students Abroad". The price amounts to 6.000 $ and aims to encourage excellent chinese PhD students who are studying abroad to go back to China and contribute after graduation. Congratulations, Runyu! We are all very pround of you! 

05/2017: Conference participations

PhD student Sandy Lama presented her results on the catalytic hydrogenolysis of kraft lignin with carbon-supported nickel catalysts at the 2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Berlin. As a poster price winner of the previous conference she was invited to give an oral presentation. Group leader Martin Oschatz attended the 11th International Symposium on the Characterization of Porus Solids in Avignon (France) and presented two posters about his work on new characterization techniques for porous carbon materials. He also joined the annual meeting of the Liebig Scholarship holders ("Steinheimer Gespräche") in Wiesbaden.

04/2017: Bioinspired carbon materials published in ChemComm

Collaborators Prof. Eike Brunner and Cathleen Fischer from the Department of Bioanalytic Chemistry at Dresden University of Technology published the paper entitled "Bioinspired carbide-derived carbons with hierarchical pore structure for the adsorptive removal of mercury from aqueous solution" in Chemical Communications. Congratulations!

Energy and Environmental Utilization of Carbon Nanomaterials

The main area of research in our group is the development of nanostructured carbon materials with tailored properties for energy and environmental applications. Especially nanoporous materials with high internal porosity are of interest because they combine large available surface area of several 1000 m2/g with high chemical/thermal stability and electrical conductivity. Suchlike structures are key components in future energy storage applications, gas purification, and as support materials for metal nanoparticles in heterogeneous catalysis and can thus contribute to a sustainable development of our societies` energy balance.

We use advanced templating approaches on the nanoscale to tailor the pore size, pore geometry, and pore connectivity of these materials with high precision. Furthermore, heteroatom doping is used to modify the electronic properties and surface chemistry of the carbon framework. The performance of the designed carbon materials in gas adsorption, electrochemical energy storage (batteries and supercapacitors), and heterogeneous catalysis are linked to their textural and electronic properties. In this way, a better understanding of the structure-performance relationships can be achieved for the respective applications.

1. Carbon Materials with Hierarchical Pore Structure for Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices Electronic <br /> 2. Modification of Carbon Support Materials for Heterogeneous Catalysts by Heteroatom Functionalization <br /> 3. Gas Adsorption Studies on Electrically Charged Carbon Surfaces

Research

1. Carbon Materials with Hierarchical Pore Structure for Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices Electronic
2. Modification of Carbon Support Materials for Heterogeneous Catalysts by Heteroatom Functionalization
3. Gas Adsorption Studies on Electrically Charged Carbon Surfaces [more]
 
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