Attila Kormanyos


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High-throughput (HT) synthesis and characterization of novel electro-, and photoelectrocatalysts. Material libraries are synthesized using ink-jet printing, automated pipetting, electrodeposition, and physical vapor deposition. These methods are combined with semi-automated and automated physicochemical (XPS, EDX, XRF, profilometry, etc.) characterization and rapid (photo)electrochemical screening with SFC-ICP-MS techniques.

My research focuses on two major group of materials:

• Metal-alloy electrocatalysts, which can be successfully applied in organic fuel cells – HT synthesis, screening of composition-dependent activity and stability in the presence of various fuels
• Photoelectrocatalysts, ranging from simple metal-oxides to complex systems (co-catalyst-decorated, protective layer-coated, etc.) – HT synthesis, screening of photoelectrochemical behavior and stability measurements


2018.05–2019.07 Research Associate at the University of Szeged Research topic: Effect of composition and applied bias on charge carrier dynamics in metal-oxide/nanocarbon hybrid photoelectrodes
2013–2018 PhD in chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary, Photoelectrochemistry Research Group Dissertation: Photoelectrochemistry of conducting polymer-based nanohybrid electrodes
2014 Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar’s Research Group Research topic: Electrochemical and electrocatalytic properties of synthetic Flavin analogs
2011–2013 MSc in chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary, Electrochemistry Research Group Research topic: Electrocatalytic activity of conducting polymer-based nanocomposite electrodes
2008–2011 BSc in chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary, Electrochemistry Research Group