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Dr. Martin Oschatz
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News

10/2017: Martin gives a talk at UniCat Symposium

Martin was invited by the german catalysis Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis“ (UniCat). In their symposium he gave the talk entitled "Influence of Pore Structure and Surface Chemistry of Nanostructured Carbons on their Properties as Support Materials in Heterogeneous Catalysis".

10/2017: Visit of Prof. Jörg Kärger

Prof. Jörg Kärger from Leipzig University visited our Institute and gave the lecture entitled "Mass Transfer on Nanoscales: Insights, Surprises and Challenges". We thank you very much for your visit and a great talk, Jörg!

10/2017: Review Article in Energy & Environmental Science

Our Review Article entitled "A search for selectivity to enable CO2 capture with porous adsorbents" has been published in Energy & Environmental Science. Current trends and developments in the field of materials science to achieve selective CO2 capture from diluted sources by physisorption are critically reviewed.

09/2017: Welcome Qing!

We are happy to welcome our new PhD student Qing Qin! Qing will be working on the development of single-site electrocatalysts towards more sustainable hydrogenation reactions. Good luck, Qing and we are looking forward to work with you!

09/2017: GDCh Scientific Forum Chemistry 2017 (WiFo 2017)

Youjia, Milena, Ralf, Runyu, Ipek, Sandy, and Martin attended the GDCh Scientific Forum Chemistry 2017 (WiFo 2017) in Berlin. Sandy and Runyu presented posters about their PhD studies. Martin gave an oral presentation ("Structural Effects of Nanoporous Carbon Supports on Sodium/Sulfur Promoted Iron-based Catalysts for the Direct Conversion of Synthesis Gas to Lower Olefins") in the session Power to "X" organized by the GDCh subsections "electrochemisty" and "chemistry and energy". Thanks to the GDCh for a perfecly organized meeting!

09/2017: Martin gives invited talk at POPs

Martin was invited to the 1st International Symposium on Porous Organic Polymers (POPs 2017) in Zhangjiajie, China. He gave the talk entitled "Energy Storage and Adsorption Phenomena in Carbon-based Materials with Hierarchical Pore Architectures".

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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