Niklas Oppel, M.Sc.

Niklas Oppel, M.Sc.

  • Institute for Applied Materials -
    Electrochemical Technologies (IAM-ET)
    Adenauerring 20b
    Building 50.40 
    D-76131 Karlsruhe

Research

The electrochemical reduction of CO2 with electricity from renewable sources is a promising way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while producing useful chemical energy carriers. Copper electrode materials are of particular interest as they have the unique ability to reduce CO2 to hydrocarbons such as methane, ethane and ethanol. Main topic of my research activities is the model-based and dynamic analyses of the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2-RR) on copper-based electrodes to identify the main limitations and optimise the process in terms of selectivity and efficiency.