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

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

Haiting Yu

Room: PH 3534

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289-53595

Email: haiting.yu@tum.de

Lena Polozhiy

Room: PH 3542

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289-12529

Email: lena.polozhiy99@gmail.com

Sara Walcher

Room: PH 3701

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12541

Email: sara.walcher@mnet-mail.de

Lilly Steil

Room: PH 3701

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12541

Email: lilly@steilweb.de

Johannes André Fischer

Room: PH 3701

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12541

Email: johannesa.fischer@t-online.de

Hannah Zschernig

Room: PH 3701

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12541

Email: hannah.zschernig@web.de

Moritz Thiel

Room: PH 3701

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12541

Email: moritz.thiel@tum.de

Markus Brauner

Room: PH 3701

Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 12541

Email: brauner.markus@t-online.de

 

Alumni

Kais Sadraoui (MSc, 2022)

Yamen Taji (MSc, 2022)

Eduard Antics (MSc, 2023)

Sarah Kühn (BSc, 2023)

Theophilus Kobina Sarpey (PhD, October 2023, currently at GSI Darmstadt)

Michael Kopp (MSc, 2023)

Adrian Himmelreich (MSc, 2023)

Irina Ivanova

Dominik Maier (MSc, 2024)

Andreas Wirler (MSc, 2024)

 

Recent Publications:

- C.M. Schott, P.M. Schneider, K. Sadraoui, K.-T. Song, B. Garlyyev, S.A. Watzele, J. Michalička, J. Macak, A. Viola, F. Maillard, A. Senyshyn, J.A. Fischer, A.S. Bandarenka, E.L. Gubanova. A Top-Down Surfactant-Free Synthesis of Supported Palladium Nanostructured Catalysts // Small Science IF=12.7 4 (2024)  2300241

- P.M. Schneider(1), C.M. Schott(1), D. Maier, S.A. Watzele, J. Michalička, J. Rodriguez-Pereira, L. Hromadko, J. Macak, V. Baran, A. Senyshyn, A. Viola, F. Maillard, E.L. Gubanova, A.S. Bandarenka. Top-down surfactant-free electrosynthesis of Magnéli phase Ti9O17 nanowires // Materials Advances IF=5.0 5 (2024) accepted

- S. Xue(1), P. Chaudhary(1), M.R. Nouri(1), E. Gubanova, B. Garlyyev, V. Alexandrov, A.S. Bandarenka. Impact of Pt(hkl) electrode surface structure on the electrical double layer capacitance // J. American Chem. Soc. IF=15.0 146 (2024)  accepted

- T.K. Sarpey, E. Keles, E.L. Gubanova, A.S. Bandarenka. Probing the electrified solid-liquid interfaces with laser-induced transient techniques. In: Encyclopedia of Solid-Liquid Interfaces, K. Wandelt and G. Bussetti, Ed. Elsevier: Amsterdam, 2024 (43-58)

- H. Yu, C. Schott, T. Schmidt, P.M. Schneider, K.-T. Song, Q. Zhang, A. Capogrosso, L. Deville, E. Gubanova, A.S. Bandarenka. Investigation of active electrocatalytic centers under reaction conditions using operando microscopies // Current Opinion in Electrochemistry IF=8.5  42 (2023) 101386

- T.O. Schmidt, R.W. Haid, E.L. Gubanova, R.M. Kluge, A.S. Bandarenka. Electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy as a tool for the detection of active electrocatalytic sites // Topics in Catalysis IF=2.8 (2023) 66 (2023) 1270-1279

- K.-T. Song(1), C.M. Schott(1), P.M. Schneider, S.A. Watzele, R.M. Kluge, E.L. Gubanova, A.S. Bandarenka. Combining impedance and hydrodynamic methods in electrocatalysis. Characterization of Pt(pc), Pt5Gd, and nanostructured Pd for the hydrogen evolution reaction // Journal of Physics: Energy IF=7.5 5 (2023) 014016

- 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, 2023, ISBN 9780124095472, 419-436

- Y. Taji, A. Zagalskaya, I. Evazzade, S. Watzele, K.-T. Song, S. Xue, C. Schott, B. Garlyyev, V. Alexandrov, E. Gubanova, A.S. Bandarenka. Alkali metal cations change the hydrogen evolution reaction mechanisms at Pt electrodes in alkaline media // Nano Materials Science IF=9.9 (2022) accepted

- 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