Research Interests

  • Photoelectrochemistry, Photocatalysis, Solar energy conversion and storage
  • Artificial photosynthesis, Solar fuels, Water splitting
  • Photocatalytic degradation of harmful pollutants
  • Light-driven selective synthesis of high-value chemicals from low-cost feedstock
  • Photoelectrochemical sensors
  • Materials synthesis (semiconductors, hybrid materials, functional micro- and nanostructures)

Equipment

  • Custom-made irradiation system for wavelength-resolved photocurrent measurements (IPCE) (Instytut Fotonowy)
  • Potentiostat SP-300; incl. FRA + low-current option (BioLogic)
  • 2 x 150 W Xenon lamps (L.O.T.-Oriel) + cut-off filters
  • 2 x Home-made set-up for photocatalytic activity measurements under simulated sunlight
  • Chamber furnace (Carbolite, ELF 11/23/E301) and tube furnace (carbolite, MTF 12/38/400/E301)
  • UV-Vis spectrophotometer incl. diffuse refelectance accssory for solid samples (Shimadzu UV-2600)
  • UV-Vis spectrophotometer incl. fiber optic probe (Agilent Cary 60)
  • Fluorescence spectrophotometer (Shimadzu RF-6000)
  • FTIR spectrometer incl. DRIFTS (Shimadzu IRTracer-100, Harrick)
  • HPLC (Shimadzu Prominence)
  • Gas chromatograph (Shimadzu Tracera)
  • Oxygen meters (Inolab Oxi 740 SET; OxySense 325i)
  • Further spectroscopic, microscopic and surface science techniques available within the Ulm University