Group leaders & Senior Scientists


Dr. Daniel Siegmund
Groupleader ElectroCatalysis@Fraunhofer UMSICHT

✆ +49 208 8598-1578

Dr. Kai junge Puring
Senior Scientist@Fraunhofer UMSICHT

✆ +49 208 8598-1529

Our specialist for hydrogen and co-electrolysis technologies.

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Dr. Philipp Gerschel (Kekulé-fellow of the "Fonds der chemischen Industrie")

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

Linda Iffland-Mühlhaus

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

Dr. Mohamed Barakat (AvH Postdoc)

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

Dr. Sebastian Sanden

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

Mathias Smialkowski

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

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PhD Students @ Fraunhofer UMSICHT


Maximiliane Dreis

✆ +49 208 8598-1354

Alina Gawel

✆ +49 208 8598-1603

Transitionmetal chalcogenides in Gas diffusion electrodes for CO2 reduction - that is the main topic of Alinas PhD thesis.

Lucas Hoof

✆ +49 208 8598-1598

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

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.

David Tetzlaff
aka "Head of ball milling"

✆ +49 208 8598-1592

Desining surfaces for the electrochemical hydrogen formation is the main topic of his PhD thesis.

Leon Wickert

Jonas Wolf


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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.

Julia Jökel (PhD fellowship of the "Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)")

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

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.

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