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Dr. Martin Oschatz
Dr. Martin Oschatz
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09/2018 Martin gives a lecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology

Group leader Martin Oschatz visited the collaborators Dr. Jan Philipp Hofmann and Prof. Emiel Hensen at the TU Eindhoven and gave the lecture entitled "Molecular design of templated nanoporous carbon materials and their application in catalysis, gas adsorption, and electrochemical energy storage". Many thanks to Jan Philipp and Emiel for the invitation and great hospitality!

09/2018 Opinion article about electrochemical energy storage mechanisms published in Energy & Environmental Science

Our paper entitled "Storing electricity as chemical energy: beyond traditional electrochemistry and double-layer compression" has been published in Energy & Environmental Science. We comment on the possible contribution of non-traditional energy storage mechanisms such as changes of the structure and coordination number of the ionic liquid electrolyte in supercapacitors. The exploration of such effects on carbon-electrolyte interfaces can potentially increase the specific energy of electrochemical energy storage devices.

08/2018 Perspective article about thin film applications of porous materials published in Advanced Functional Materials

Together with collaborators Dr. Stefan Wuttke (University of Lincoln), Dr. Manuel Tsotsalas (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), and other experts from the field of porous materials group leader Martin Oschatz published the perspective article "Bringing Porous Organic and Carbon‐Based Materials toward Thin‐Film Applications" in Advanced Functional Materials. The paper summarizes recent progress in the design and application of thin films of various kinds of porous materials from porous polymers to porous carbon materials. Thanks to all the other authors for a great piece of work!

08/2018 New paper published by collaborators from TU Dresden

The paper entitled "Influence of Silica Architecture on the Catalytic Activity of Immobilized Glucose Oxidase" has been published in Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials. Group leader Dr. Martin Oschatz supported the study of Prof. Nils Kröger and his team from the Center for Molecular Bioengineering at the TU Dresden on the influence of different biosilica materials as supports for catalytically active enzymes. 

08/2018 Lecture by Dr. Jan Philipp Hofmann

Collaborator Jan Philipp Hofmann from Eindhoven University of Technology visited the MPIKG and gave the lecture entitled "Transition metal phosphides and sulfides for (photo)electrochemical energy conversion". Great thanks to Jan Philipp for his visit and the fruitful discussions!

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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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