Ceramic electrodes and electrolytes

We research on renewable energy sources for a safe, clean environment and a sustainable energy economy. Focus is the discovery and elucidation of principal mechanisms which govern behavior and properties of ceramics, in particular the correlation between materials structure and transport properties for electrochemical storage and conversion systems, the interaction of surfaces with gases, liquids, light, and organic matter.

For the understanding of structure-property relationships on the mesoscopic and molecular scale, we employ in-situ and operando synchrotron x-ray and neutron scattering and spectroscopy. We collaborate with high profile partners worldwide.

Our Fields of Activity
  • NEW Solar Hydrogen Generator / PEC Device NEW
  • Photonic Light Trapping for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
  • Neutron and X-ray Methods for the Characterization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Materials, Cells, and Stacks
  • Nano-Bio Hybrids for Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Photoelectrochemical Cells (PEC) for Solar Hydrogen Production
  • Self Organization and Pattern Formation for Photoelectrode Design
  • In-situ Electrochemical and ex-situ Synchrotron Studies on Lithium Ion Battery Materials
  • Gas Sensors from Metal Oxide Nano-Particles

Current Team


Dr. Loghman Jamilpanah
Dr. Qing Chen
Dr. Nikolay Ryzhkov
Dr. Alexey Rulev


PhD Students:

Matteo Bevione 


ESKAS Fellow:
Dr. Kwanele Kunene



Funding Agencies