Group leaders & Senior Scientists


Dr. Daniel Siegmund

Groupleader ElectroCatalysis
@ Fraunhofer UMSICHT

✆ +49 208 8598-1578

Dr. Kai junge Puring

Groupleader Elektrolysis Technology
@ Fraunhofer UMSICHT

✆ +49 208 8598-1529

Our specialist for hydrogen and co-electrolysis technologies.

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Postdocs @ Fraunhofer UMSICHT


Dr. Lucas Hoof

✆ +49 208 8598-1598

Lucas designs & builds new electrochemical cells for hydrogen generation and carbon dioxide reduction.

Dr. Mathias Smialkowski

  (Fraunhofer UMSICHT)

Mathias is interested in the basic and acidic electrochemical formation of hydrogen utilizing Pentlandite materials.

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Postdocs @ Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Dr. Mohamed Barakat (AvH Postdoc)

Mohamed is interested in material doping and their electrochemical OER, ORR and HER properties.

Dr. Philipp Gerschel

Philipp is interested in the design and synthesis of novel cyclam based complexes as potential electrocatalysts for the CO2 and proton reduction.

Dr. Linda Iffland-Mühlhaus

Interested in new cyclam/isocyclam complexes? Then Linda is the right person to ask for.

Dr. Julia Jökel

If you are interested in Cryptand-chemistry with defined bimetallics - that's the main topic of Julias PhD thesis.

Dr. Sebastian Sanden

Sebastian is interested in electrochemical OER, ORR and HER on an industrial prototype level.

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PhD students @ Fraunhofer UMSICHT


Maximiliane Dreis

✆ +49 208 8598-1354

Leonard Messing

✆ +49 208 8598-1732

If you want to do electrochemistry in novel cell stacks - then Leonard is the right person to ask.

Kevinjeorjios Pellumbi

✆ +49 208 8598-1731

Interested in synergistic effects in heterogenous chemistry and gas diffusion electrodes - ask Jorgo.

Leon Wickert

✆ +49 234 32 27242

Leon is interested in the hydrogenation of organic molecules in electrochemical cells.

Jonas Wolf

Dennis Blaudszun

Janna Wierper


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PhD Students @ Ruhr-Uni Bochum


Sarah Bimmermann

The synthesis of multimetallic complexes is a main part of her thesis.

Jyotiprokash Biswas

Multimetallic complexes for the CO2 and N2 fixation are the main topics of Jyotis PhD thesis.

Julian Kleinhaus

Julian investigates electrochemical organic reactions using heterogenous and homogenous approaches.

Tatiana Guseva

Tatiana is interested in the small molecule activation by [FeFe]-hydrogenase mimics and cyclam derivatives.

Tobias Kull

The conversion of syngas to small olefines is a main target for Tobias.

Shanika Yadav (PhD fellowship of the "DAAD")

If you are seeking for unprecedented hydrogenase models you certainly have to ask Shanika.

Ramineh Rad

Ramineh is designing & building electrochemical cells for electrobiocatalytic processes.

Wiebke Wiesner

Wiebke works on the immobilization of homogenous electrocatalysts on carbon nanotubes and the application of these materials in electrochemical CO2RR.

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