Nanostructured Energy Materials

Mission statement: Electrocatalysts are the essential component accelerating reactions at electrified solid/liquid interfaces to create efficient fuel cells or electrolyzers in green energy applications. Our well-controlled physical and chemical synthesis routes shall yield innovative and scalable materials with nanoscale-defined reaction sites enhancing power density in electric energy storage and forthcoming industrial energy conversion processes. We consider the influence of “inert” electrolyte species on electrocatalytic performance. Rational strategies bear in mind the needs of commercial applications, and development is driven by detailed characterization of metallic and non-metallic catalytic entities and advanced testing.

Group Leader

Dr. Elena Gubanova

Room: PH 3082

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12540

Email: elena.gubanova@tum.de

Short CV

Group Members

Theophilus Kobina Sarpey

Room: PH 3082

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12540

Email: theok.sarpey@tum.de 

Peter Schneider

Room: PH 3542

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289-12529

Email: pet.schneider@tum.de

Christian Schott

Room: PH 3542

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289-12529

Email: ga42moz@mytum.de

Kais Sadraoui

Room: PH 3542

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289-12529

Email: k.sadraoui@tum.de

Yamen Taji

Room: PH 3701

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12541

Email: ymoonyamen@yahoo.com

 

Recent Publications:

E. Gubanova, T.O. Schmidt, S. Watzele, V. Alexandrov, A.S. Bandarenka. Structure-dependent electrical double layer capacitances of the basal plane Pd(hkl) electrodes in HClO4 // J. Phys. Chem. C IF=4.1 126 (2022) 11414-11420

T.O. Schmidt,(1) A. Ngoipala,(1) R.L. Arevalo,  S.A. Watzele, R. Lipin, R.M. Kluge, S. Hou, R.W. Haid, A. Senyshyn, E.L. Gubanova, A.S. Bandarenka, M. Vandichel. Elucidation of structure-activity relations in proton electroreduction at Pd surfaces. Theoretical and experimental study // Small IF=13.3 18 (2022) 2202410

S. Hou,(1) R.M. Kluge,(1) R.W. Haid,(1) E.L. Gubanova, S.A. Watzele, A.S. Bandarenka, B. Garlyyev. A review on experimental identification of active sites in model bifunctional electrocatalytic systems for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions // ChemElectroChem IF=4.6 8 (2021) 3433-3456

 S. Watzele, B. Garlyyev, E. Gubanova, A.S. Bandarenka. Structure-reactivity relations in electrocatalysis, a book chapter 617 in: Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry III / Eds. R.A. van Santen, E.J.M. Hensen, J. Reedijk -  Elsevier, 2021, accepted