Prof. Dr. Simon Thiele
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Prof. Dr. Simon Thiele

Professorship for Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering, Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN)

  • Technical interfaces (e.g. catalyst layers, membranes or transport layers as well as their interfaces) of electrocatalytic devices, for example fuel cells or electrolysers
  • Achieving the best possible structure for the functionality of a given interfacial layer or layer system


  • What is the structure of a given electrocatalytic system (tomography)?
  • What is the structure-macroscopic property relationship in electrocatalytic systems (modelling)?
  • Creating the best suitable structure for an electrocatalytic system (additive manufacturing)