Pascal Kaiser

PhD Student

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Recognizing that climate change is a global problem, fuel cells have been identified as they could play a central role in the sustainable, energy-based society of the future. Due to the high energy density of the proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), they are considered particularly promising. In an interdisciplinary research project we are investigating catalyst layers by using a novel gas diffusion electrode (GDE) setup. With this setup it is possible to evaluate catalyst layers in relevant potential ranges without mass-transport limitations.

The focus of my research will be on advanced catalyst support materials. Thereby the structure-performance-relationship will be investigated to gain deeper insights into mass transport phenomena in catalyst layers for low Pt metal PEMFC.


2020 Master thesis at HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG (Espelkamp, Germany)
2019 Exchange student at University of Stavanger (Stavanger, Norway)
2018-2020 M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen (Essen, Germany) Thesis: Electrochemical analyses to clarify and evaluate the corrosion of zinc alloys
2016-2018 Student research assistant in the department of instrumental analytical chemistry (IAC), University of Duisburg-Essen (Essen, Germany) Topic: Investigation and evaluation of new and established methods of wastewater treatment
2015-2018 B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen (Essen, Germany) Thesis: Studies on the plasmon-induced reduction of 4-nitrothiophenol to 4-aminothiophenol on silver nanoparticles
2012-2015 Apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory assistant at BASF PharmaChemikalien GmbH & Co. KG (Minden, Germany)