Alan Kleiman-Shwarscthein has been hired by CASE as a experimental post doc at DTU Physics.
From September 1st, 2009 Alan Kleiman-Shwarschthein will be working as an experimental postdoc at the CASE subproject Photocatalysis. Alan has a background in photo-electro-catalysis from University of California Santa Barbara. In continuation of this Alans work will focus on the understanding and development of new photocatalytic materials for water splitting (H2 and O2 production) and the CO2 photoreduction to produce fuels. Photoelectrochemical water splitting is a complex scientific and technical problem which is typically hindered by:
(a) efficiency of the semiconductor system towards H2/O2 generation,
(b) excessive cost of higher efficiency non metal oxide systems such as (GaAs/InGaP) and
(c) stability of the photocatalytic system under operation conditions.
This project will investigate:
(1) the oxygen evolution reaction on hematite photocatalyst to improve the oxygen evolution kinetics,
(2) decrease the electron-hole pair recombination rate by doping and/or nanostructuring the devices and
(3) modify the band-position by surface modification of hematite surface.
The project is part of the CASE subproject Photocatalysis and Alan will be working at Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF), DTU Physics.
For more information:
Alan Kleiman-Shwarscthein, Postdoc, DTU Physics,
Søren Dahl, Deputy director CASE, DTU Physics,
Ib Chorkendorff, Director CINF, DTU Physics,