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Congratulations to Bettina Schafzahl!

Feb. 23rd 2018: Bettina defended her PhD thesis entitled "The Aprotic Li-O2 Battery - Fighting the Detrimental Impacts of Oxygen" with excellence! Well done Dr. Schafzahl!
Betti will now continue her engagement at ICTM as Assistant Professor during the summer term 2018.

Warm welcome to Efthymia Vakalopoulou

Feb. 7th, 2018: Efthymia will pursue research on emulsion templated elastomeric polymer-foams in the framework of a Master's thesis.

ICTM welcomes Katharina Kodolitsch

Feb. 1st 2018: Katharina will do her Master's thesis on novel linker-systems for metal organic frameworks.

  Congratulations to Julia Raunicher

Julia finished her Master studies by defending her thesis entitled "Latex blends - influence of the blending ratio on the mechanical properties" on Jan. 30th 2018. Well done Julia - congratulations!

Paper on advancing the analytics of batteries

Researchers of ICTM disclosed an accurate and integral quantification of carbonaceous species and peroxides or superoxides in battery electrodes by refining and advancing previous procedures. Congratulations to Bettina, Eleonore, Lukas, Yann and Anjana for their conscientious pieces of work making this methodological paper possible!

Triple graduation

Today on Dec. 20th, Verena Perner, Bastian Friesenbichler and Benjamin Kain passed their diploma examinations! Well done! Congratulations to all of them!

Award of the ECRP 2017, 3rd place

A team of researchers of Vienna University of Technology and Graz University of Technology, namely C. Slugovc, received the 3rd place in this year’s ‘Evonik Call for Research Proposals’ competition. Negotiations of translating the proposal into a research collaboration will start in due course.

Major insight into sodium-oxygen batteries

The biggest hurdle facing the development of Na–O2 batteries is parasitic chemistry. In a communication rated as 'very important paper' a team of researchers of ICTM and the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of Graz University of Technology shows evidence that the highly reactive singlet oxygen forms at all stages of cycling, especially at high charging voltages, and that it is the main driver for parasitic reactions. Ways to prevent or eliminate singlet oxygen are therefore needed to improve cyclability.

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