Dr Katharina Brinkert Group
The Brinkert Group is broadly interested in artificial photosynthesis systems for the production of oxygen and valuable chemicals such as fuels, but also new molecules which are of relevance e.g., to the pharmaceutical industry. We employ semiconductor-electrocatalyst systems for the solar-to-chemical energy conversion process which we develop and analyze pre- and post-catalysis using surface sensitive techniques such as XPS and optical methods such as AFM, HRSEM and HRTEM to identify compositional and topographical changes after (photo-)electrocatalysis.We are also on Twitter! Follow us @BrinkertGroup!
Our recent article Magnetic phase separation in microgravityLink opens in a new window is featured on Warwick's, ZARM's and Boulder's news pages! Check these out:
- "Making oxygen with magnets could help astronauts breathe easy"
- "Aerospace PhD research proposes better way to keep astronauts breathing in space"
- "Oxygen extraction via magnetism"
Many thanks to the team at the University of Colorado/Boulder, the University of Warwick and ZARM for the fantastic collaboration!
We always look for new team members! Please get in contact for master's projects, PhD position openings and postdoctoral opportunities! We are also happy to support you with your own scholarship application.
We are at the MAPEX Symposium Electrochemical Material Processes at the University of Bremen on Oct. 5th. Come and meet us to learn about new phase separation techniques for electrochemical systems in microgravity environments!