Konrad Ehelebe

FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Electrocatalyst performance in application-related electrode structures – transferring knowledge from fundamental catalyst studies to real applications

Applicable technical solutions for energy storage and sector coupling are still required for a successful energy transition. For this applications suitable catalyst materials (active, stabile, cheap, abundant, non-critical mining) are still needed. Therefore, to develop and test those materials (e.g. for fuel cells or hydrogen production) new innovative testing methods are necessary. The aim of my PhD thesis is to develop a test station based on gas diffusion electrodes, which allows rapid and effective screening of new catalyst materials and systems. Hence, we bridge the gap between applied and fundamental research and combine the advantages of both. In the further course, different new catalyst materials are evaluated based on their activity and stability. During these investigations it will also be possible to draw conclusions on parameters which so far only have been considered faintly such as catalyst layer composition and structure.

  • Energy storage and sector coupling for a successful energy transition
  • Electrochemical processes
  • Evaluation of catalyst materials

PhD at FAU Erlangen-N├╝rnberg (since2018) under supervision by the Helmholtz-Insitute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies

Dipl.-Ing. Process Engineering, TU Dresden (2010-2017)

Ehelebe, K., et al.; Journal of Electrochemical Society, 166. F1259 (2019) DOI: 10.1149/2.0911915jes

Helmholtz-Insitute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies