Apfel Group

Tuning of Catalysts and Solvent Environments for the Electrochemical Hydrogenation of CO2 and Carboxylic Acids 

About the group:

Our group focuses on finding sustainable and green chemistry approaches to create a closed-carbon economy and hydrogen-based industry. We use electrochemistry for CO2 reduction and hydrogen evolution and to selectively convert organic molecules to value-added products. We develop catalysts, electrodes and electrolysis systems to provide a scalable platform for future industrial applications. 

What they are looking for in students:

We are looking for students that are enthusiastic about electrochemistry and inorganic chemistry and wish to learn about holistic approaches to design electrochemical systems in an application-oriented manner. Basic knowledge about electrochemical techniques is beneficial, as well as knowledge about quantification of organic compounds via chromatographic and spectroscopic methods.

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HOW To Apply

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For your application you will need:

  • CV with contact details and affiliation (max. 2 pages)
  • letter of motivation related to Solvation Science (1 page)
  • your research proposal (1 page)
  • your diploma (Bachelor or Master)

Prerequisites: Current Master and PhD students with expiriences in Natural Sciences, Medical Sciences or related topics of Engineering

Start: 09th October 2023

Deadline: 01st June 2024



Win a research stay

Subject: conduct your research proposal
Duration: 3 months
Location: Bochum, Germany and local Ruhr RESOLV partner institutions
Language of instruction: English
Costs: RESOLV sponsors travel and a monthly stipend
Period research stay: before August 2025