Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Aliaksandr S. Bandarenka

W3 Associate Professor

Physics of Energy Conversion and Storage


Academic Career


Since May 2020: W3 Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, TUM.

2014 - 2020: W2 Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, TUM.

2010 - 2014: Group leader ("Adsorption and Electrocatalysis") at the Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES) at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

2008 - 2010: Post-doc, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark.

2006 - 2008: Post-doc, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, the Netherlands.

2002 - 2005: PhD in Physical and Solid State Chemistry, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus.




The German National Ernst Haage Award for the research in the field of chemical energy conversion (2016)

Hans-Jürgen Engell Award of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE Prize for Electrochemical Materials Science) for the research on electrocatalysis and in situ characterisation of the electrode–electrolyte interface (2013)


Selected Professional Activities

Editor of Applied Surface Science (Elsevier, IF = 6.7), 2019 - present

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Catalysis (Elsevier, IF = 7.9), 2020 - present

Editorial Board Member of Applied Surface Science Advances (Elsevier), 2020 - present



Representative Publications

Katzenmeier L(1), Carstensen L(1), Schaper SJ (1), Müller-Buschbaum, P, Bandarenka, AS: "Characterization and quantification of depletion and accumulation layers in solid-state Li+-conducting electrolytes using in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry". Advanced Materials. 2021; 33: 2100585.

Liang Y(1), Mclaughlin D(1), Csoklich C, Schneider O, Bandarenka AS: "The nature of active centers catalyzing oxygen electro-reduction at platinum surfaces in alkaline media". Energy & Environmental Science. 2019; 12: 351-357.

Pfisterer JHK(1), Liang Y(1), Schneider O, Bandarenka AS: “Direct instrumental identification of catalytically active surface sites”. Nature. 2017; 549: 74–77.

Tymoczko J, Calle-Vallejo F, Schuhmann W, Bandarenka AS: “Making the hydrogen evolution reaction in polymer electrolyte membrane electrolysers even faster”. Nature Communications. 2016; 7: 10990.

Yun J, Pfisterer J, Bandarenka AS: „How simple are the models of Na-intercalation in aqueous media?”. Energy & Environmental Science. 2016; 9: 955-961

Calle-Vallejo F(1), Tymoczko J(1), Colic V, Vu QH, Pohl MD, Morgenstern K, Loffreda D, Sautet P, Schuhmann W, Bandarenka AS: “Finding optimal surface sites on heterogeneous catalysts by counting nearest neighbors”. Science. 2015; 350: 185-189

Calle-Vallejo F, Koper MTM, Bandarenka AS: “Tailoring the catalytic activity of electrodes with monolayer amounts of foreign metals”. Chemical Society Reviews. 2013; 42: 5210-5230.

Bandarenka AS, Varela AS, Karamad M, Calle-Vallejo F, Bech L, Perez-Alonso FJ, Rossmeisl J, Stephens IEL, Chorkendorff I: “The design of an active site towards optimal electrocatalysis: Overlayers, surface alloys and near-surface alloys of Cu/Pt(111)”. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2012; 51(47): 11845-11848.

Stephens IEL, Bandarenka AS, Grønbjerg U, Rossmeisl J, Chorkendorff I: “Understanding the electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction on platinum and its alloys”. Energy & Environmental Science. 2012; 5: 6744-6762.

Greeley J, Stephens IEL, Bandarenka AS, Johansson TP, Hansen HA, Jaramillo TF, Rossmeisl J, Chorkendorff I, Nørskov JK: “Alloys of platinum and early transition metals as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts”. Nature Chemistry. 2009; 1: 552-556.

Ragoisha GA, Bandarenka AS: “Potentiodynamic electrochemical impedance spectroscopy”. Electrochimica Acta. 2005; 50(7-8): 1553-1563.