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Dr. Martin Oschatz
Dr. Martin Oschatz
Group Leader
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News

11/2018 Invited talk at Paderborn University

Group leader Dr. Martin Oschatz gave the talk entitled "Nanoporous Carbon Materials for Understanding of Structure-Performace Relationships in Energy Applications and Gas Adsorption" at the chemical colloquium of Paderborn University. Many thanks to Prof. Dr. Michael Tiemann and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kühne for the invitation and the inspiring discussions!

11/2018 Congratulations to Master student Konstantin Schutjajew

Master student Konstantin Schutjajew sucessfully finished and defended his Master thesis entitled "Phase Transitions of Ionic Liquids Confined in Charged Carbon Nanopores". The thesis has been rated with the best possible grade. Congratulations from the carbon team to Konstantin for an outstanding piece of work! Great thanks also to Runyu who was always there for Konstantin at the beginning of his labwork!

11/2018 New papers published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Advanced Energy Materials with our collaborators Bernhard Schmidt and Markus Niederberger

Collaborators Dr. Bernhard Schmidt (MPIKG) and Jongkook Hwang (Utrecht University) have published their paper entitled "Solvent Mediated Morphology Control of Zn MOFs as Carbon Templates for Application in Supercapacitors" in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations to Bernhard and Jongkook! Our colleagues from the group of Prof. Dr. Markus Niederberger (ETH Zürich) published the paper entitled "Fast Na‐Ion Intercalation in Zinc Vanadate for High‐Performance Na‐Ion Hybrid Capacitor" in Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulations to Markus and his group!

10/2018 Visit to Utrecht University

Martin visited Prof. Krijn P. de Jong and Prof. Petra E. de Jong at the University of Utrecht and gave a lecture entitled "Molecular design of templated nanoporous carbon materials and their application in catalysis, gas adsorption, and electrochemical energy storage". Many thanks to Krijn and Petra for the great hospitality. I really enjoyed to meet my old friends and colleagues!

10/2018 3 new papers published

Ralf and Martin published a persective article about "Crucial Factors for the Application of Functional Nanoporous Carbon-Based Materials in Energy and Environmental Applications" in C-Journal of Carbon Research. The paper is part of the special issue "Special Issue "Functional Nanoporous Carbon-Based Materials" which Martin managed as a guest editor. Zhihong Tian`s article entitled "C2NxO1−x framework carbons with defined microporosity and Co-doped functional pores" has been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Former PhD student Sandy Lama published her research on "Tandem Promotion of Iron Catalysts by Sodium-Sulfur and Nitrogen-doped Carbon layers on Carbon Nanotube Supports for the Fischer-Tropsch to Olefins Synthesis" in Applied Catalysis A: General. The study has been carried out in collaboration with the group of Krijn P. de Jong from Utrecht University. Thanks to all collaborators and congratulations to Ralf, Zhihong, and Sandy.

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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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