Peter Holtappels studied chemistry at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Univeristät, in Bonn, Germany, and has specialized in high temperature and solid state electrochemistry. He received a Doctoral degree. His doctoral thesis is on ”Electrocatalysis on Ni-cermet electrodes” (1997). He is currently the Head of Section of Fundamental Electrochemistry at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He joined DTU as Head of the Electrochemistry Program at the Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division in Risø DTU in 2009. Previously, he was Group Leader for SOFC Materials R&D at Empa's Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics from 2002 to 2009. Prior to this, he worked as Scientist at the Technische Univeristät München, Department of Physics E19 (2000 to 2002) and Postdoctoral and TMR trained Researcher at Risø National Laboratory, DK (1997 to 2000) and at Forschungszentrum Jülich (1993 to 1996) for his Doctoral thesis. Since this time, he worked on multiple aspects of high temperature solid-state electrochemistry including materials development for solid oxide electrochemical cells. The activities include oxide ion conductors, mixed conductors, and proton conducting materials. He has managed various national and internal research projects. A recent research activity is the development of electrocatalysts and electrochemical cells for the synthesis of fuels, such as hydrogen and alcohols.
Biography Updated on 25 November 2013