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Dr. Martin Oschatz
Group Leader
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07/2017: Poster Prize for Runyu at the ISEE Cap 2017 in Jena

Group leader Martin Oschatz and PhD student Runyu Yan have attended the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors in Jena (Germany). ISEE Cap is an international meeting on all aspects of electrochemical capacitors. Thanks to the organizers for a great conference! Martin gave the oral presentation entitled "Novel templating approaches towards carbon materials with tailored hierarchical porosity for enhanced electric double-layer capacitors". Runyu presented the poster "Synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbon with high micropore content by combined hard/salt-templating for electric double-layer capacitors". He received a poster prize (3rd place) for his contribution! Congratulations, Runyu!

06/2017: New master student Milena Perovic

We welcome our new master student Milena Perovice in our group. She will work with PhD student Sandy Lama on the development of carbon-supported catalysts for liqid phase oxidation reactions. We are looking forward to work with you, Milena!

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!!!

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.

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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