Seminar of Dr. Harun Tüysüz from Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Germany, entitled “Tailor-made Nanostructured Catalysts for Photo- and Electro-chemical Energy Conversion” – 22nd of September, at 12:00 pm in the Auditorium.


The particular research interest of the speaker is the design and development of well-defined nanostructured materials and studying their structure-activity relationships for sustainable energy related catalytic transformations. After a brief introduction, the focus of the first part of the
lecture will be advancement of Co, Ni and Fe based electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution halfreaction of alkaline water electrolysis.1, 2 This process has great potential to produce green hydrogen and shape the future energy and industrial landscapes.
3 The second part of the talk will be focussed on the preparation of all-inorganic halide perovskites with controlled-morphologies
and their implementation as functional photocatalysts for prototype reactions like polymerization and selective C-H bond activation.

Figure. Illustration of conversion of sustainable electricity to chemical energy through water
electrolysis (left), and photocatalytic oxidation of toluene over supported halide perovskites (right).

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    Int. Edit. 2020, 59, 16544.
  2. G. H. Moon, M. Yu, C. K. Chan, H. Tüysüz, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2019, 58, 3491.
  3. M. Q. Yu, E. Budiyanto, H. Tüysüz, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2021,
  4. K. Chen, X. H. Deng, G. Dodekatos, H. Tüysüz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 12267.
  5. Y. T. Dai, C. Poidevin, C. Ochoa-Hernandez, A. A. Auer, H. Tüysüz, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit.
    2020, 59, 5788