The GDCh division for Electrochemistry gives usually annually the sponsorship Electrochemistry to a person of young scientists for an outstanding dissertation, thesis or scientific publication. The award is combined with a certificate of award and prize money of 1,000 euros donated by BASF.
The Young Scientist Award was given to Dr. Johannes Ludwig Röckl awarded in recognition of his in the working group of Prof. Dr. Siegfried Waldvogel at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz:
"Merging shuttle reactions and paired electrolysis for reversible vicinal dihalogenations"
Vicinal dibromides and dichlorides are widely used as flame retardants and pest control agents, polymers and pharmaceuticals; Their efficient production without the use of highly reactive and corrosive halogenating reagents has not been successful so far. Only the skillful combination of electrochemistry and synthesis achieved a breakthrough.
The electrochemical reduction of aliphatic polyhalogen compounds developed by Mr. Röckl with subsequent anodic oxidation of the released halide and its addition to double bonds is a new concept with a wide range of possible applications. With his "E-Shuttle" approach, Mr. Röckl shows how landfill residues of the toxic insecticide lindane can be used to manufacture new valuable products. Classic energy-intensive and technically complex degradation processes can be replaced by the new process.
With his work, Mr. Röckl makes an important contribution to sustainable, electricity-based chemistry, which can contribute to the elimination of persistent industrial pollution.
The Young Scientist Award was given to Tobias Löffler in recognition of his publication in February 2020 in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition entitled: "Design of Complex Solid-Solution Electrocatalysts by Correlating Configuration, Adsorption Energy Distribution Patterns, and Activity Curves".
High entropy alloys, in which five or more elements are present in a complex single-phase mixed crystal, form a multitude of combinations of electrocatalytically active centers that overcome the limitations of catalyst combinations of individual elements. Tobias Löffler developed a concept that correlates the composition of a mixed crystal with the distribution pattern of adsorption energies and thus enables the derivation of electrochemical activity curves. The concept was verified by investigating the oxygen reduction under alkaline conditions as a model reaction on selected catalyst combinations. This also makes it possible to limit the high effort involved in screening catalysts to the selection of sensible element configurations. The work contributes to the gain in understanding and reduces the future experimental effort for the synthesis and testing of electrocatalysts for the various applications of the promising substance class of high entropy alloys.
The sponsorship award was given to Dr. Philip Heinrich Reinsberg for his outstanding dissertations on the topic: " On the Influence of Cations in Non-Aqueous Electrochemistry " on the occasion of the 2019 annual conference as part of the GDCh Science Forum in Aachen.
In his work, Philip Reinsberg investigated the influence of alkali and alkaline earth ions on oxygen reduction in aprotic solvents. The influence of the ions on the reaction mechanism and the selectivity of the products formed on various electrode materials is described by the concept of the acceptor number of the cation, which is generally applicable for mono- and even divalent ions. The concept is based on experimental results obtained through an elegant combination of various electrochemical methods with modern characterization techniques, for example surface-enhanced infrared spectroscopy. His work opens up access to a deeper understanding of processes in metal-air batteries, especially to the possibilities - but also limits - of the alkaline earth-air systems, which in future will be an alternative to the widespread lithium due to the accessible high energy densities and the good availability of raw materials -Ion batteries can be.
|2021||Dr. Johannes Ludwig Röckl|
Science Forum Chemistry 2021
Online Conference Electrochemistry Undercover
|2019||Dr. Philip Heinrich Reinsberg|
GDCh Science Forum in Aachen
|2018||Dr. Simon Geiger, Erlangen-Nuremberg||Electrochemistry in Ulm|
|2017||Johannes Wandt, Munich||GDCh Science Forum in Berlin|
|2016||Dr. Heinz Bülter, Oldenburg||Electrochemistry in Goslar|
Dr. Karin Kleiner, Karlsruhe
|Annual conference in Dresden|
|2014||Dr. Pascal Hartmann, Gießen||Electrochemistry in Mainz|
|2013|| Dr. Andreas Lesch, Oldenburg
Angel A. Topalov, Düsseldorf
|Annual meeting in Darmstadt|
|2012|| Dr. Susanne Zils, Darmstadt
Dr. KristinaTschulik, Dresden
|Electrochemistry in Munich|
|2011|| Dr. Jörn Kulisch, Karlsruhe
Alexander Opitz, Vienna
Germán José Soldano, Ulm
|Annual conference in Bremen|
|2010||Dr. Sascha E. Pust, Odenbug||Electrochemistry in Bochum|
|2009||Dr. Falk Harnisch, Greifswald||Annual conference in Frankfurt|
|2007||Dr. Itamar Malkowsky, Mannheim||Annual conference in Ulm|
|2005||Dr. Stephan Lütz, Jülich||Annual conference in Düsseldorf|
|2003||Dr. Stefanie Meier, Münster||Annual meeting in Munich|
|1999||Dipl.-Chem. Andreas Vogel, Düsseldorf||Annual meeting in Freiberg|
|1997||Dr. Martin Winter, Graz||Annual meeting in Vienna|
|1994||Dr. Udo Schmiemann, Bonn||Annual conference in Dresden|
|1991||Dipl.-Phys. Klaus Rühling, Kassel||Annual meeting in Ludwigshafen|
|1989||Dr. Thomas Pienemann, Hamburg||Annual meeting in Stuttgart|
|1987||Dr. Lothar Elfenthal, Düsseldorf||Annual conference in Frankfurt am Main|
|1985||Dr. Johannes Willsau, Bonn||Annual conference in Düsseldorf|
The following poster prizes were awarded on the occasion of Electrochemistry 2018 in Ulm:
Renishaw Analytics Poster Award:
Poster title: "Prussian Blue-based Microbiosensors"
Sven Daboss, Ulm / DE, A. Holzinger, Ulm / DE, J. Izquierdo, Ulm / DE, A, Karyakin, Moscow / RU,
C. Kranz, Ulm / DE
Wiley Poster Award:
Poster title: "Characterization on the nanoscale: Electrochemical strain microscopy (ESM) on electrode materials"
Diemo Renz, Marburg / DE, S. Bradler, Marburg / DE, B. Roling, Marburg / DE
Metrohm Poster Prize:
Poster title: "Nanoporous Gold - A Prototype for a Rational Design of Catalysts:
Electrocatalysis on Transport "
Mareike Hänsch, Oldenburg / DE, J. Behnken, Oldenburg / DE, L. Balboa, Oldenburg / DE,
M. Graf, Hamburg / DE, J. Weissmüller, Hamburg / DE, G. Wittstock, Oldenburg / DE
Poster title: "Bridging the gap between fundamental and applied fuel cell electrocatalysis: High-throughput catalyst Screening of gas Diffusion electrodes"
Konrad Ehelebe, Erlangen / DE, G. Polymeros, Düsseldorf / DE, S. Thiele, Erlangen / DE,
KJJ Mayrhofer, Erlangen / DE, S. Cherevko, Erlangen / DE
Poster title: "State of charge monitoring in a VFB by amperometric method"
Isabelle Kroner, Clausthal-Zellerfeld / DE, M. Becker, Clausthal / DE, T.Turek, Clausthal / DE
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