Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, EU

Present position: Assistant professor at the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials (ICTM) at Graz University of Technology, Austria (EU)

Specialization: Electrochemical energy storage materials


At the NANOCON 2015 conference Dr. Freunberger will deliver the invited lecture at the thematic session A - Nanomaterials for electronic, magnetic and optic applications; carbon nanostructures, and quantum dots.


Education and Career Acomplishment:
Dr. Stefan Freunberger studied chemistry at Vienna University of Technology, Austria (EU). During this time he gained industrial experience in silicon chemistry and semiconductor technology with Wacker Chemistry and Infineon technologies in Germany. For his master’s and Ph.D. thesis he moved to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. The work, under the guidance of Prof. Alexander Wokaun and Felix Büchi was on polymer electrolyte fuel cells. To investigate transport processes on a wide range of relevant scales he developed advanced models and novel experimental techniques. Among others the work also involved projects with Michelin and a Japanese car manufacturer and a stay as visiting scientist with Prof. Ned Djilali at the University of Victoria, Canada.

For postdoctoral work he joined the group of Prof. Peter G. Bruce FRS at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, to work on fundamental aspects of the non-aqueous Li-O2 battery. For this work he earned an EPSRC early career fellowship. His contributions to this rapidly evolving field embrace the development of in-situ spectroscopic techniques, elucidation of the reaction mechanism, electrocatalysis and the important role of electrolyte and electrode substrate.

In 2012 Dr. Freunberger moved to ICTM at Graz University of Technology to build his own research.


Research ID:
His research focuses on electrochemical energy storage materials, electrolytes and reaction mechanisms for advanced non-aqueous battery chemistries and their ageing behaviour.


Publications S.C.I.:
He is author of over 30 peer reviewed publications, including in Science, Nature Materials and Nature Chemistry, furthermore four patents and two book chapters. His work was presented at numerous lectures at major conferences, many of which invited.


Researcher ID: http://ictm.tugraz.at/ictm-staff/staff/2451_freunberger/


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