Employed since: December 2020
Supervisors: Frank de Groot & Petra de Jongh
Room: 4th floor open area
Operando x-ray spectroscopy of the oxygen evolution reaction
Operando x-ray spectroscopy is one of most powerful techniques to investigate the catalytic mechanism and the accurate identification of active sites in (electrochemical) heterogeneous catalysis. 3d transition metal (hydro)oxides like La(Sr)TMO3 (TM = Fe, Co, Ni and Mn), are actively investigated in relation to replace 5d based systems (e.g., Pt). The interface is critical for high performance due to its highly disordered structure differing from the bulk phase. In this project, we plan to conduct experiments for OER and ORR using operando x-ray spectroscopy. We combine (near) atomic spatial resolution to characterize catalysts under different levels conditions.
Master’s Degree in Applied Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, China.
Project title: Research on fabrications and electrocatalytic hydrolysis of transition metal hybrids.
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, China.
Project title: Synthesis of cobalt/cobalt phosphides via electrodeposition for hydrogen evolution reaction.