As part of our overall qualification concept the international education of our students is strengthened by an exchange program. Accordingly, MASc students will stay 4 month in the group of a PI from the other country, while PhD students stay about ~6–8 months to foster international mobility.
First four MASc students from Waterloo have now arrived in Duisburg and will be carrying out their research on 2D material here until April.

Tianyu Liu will start his project on “controlled wettability of ionic liquid/surfactant complex electrolyte on graphene surfaces for supercapacitor electrodes” with the electrolyte electrochemical measurements, followed by the chemical analysis on the degraded products. Through ion bombardment on the electrode material, he is expecting to further enhance its capacitance and rate capability, and resolve its delayed peak performance observed in previous studies. He is hosted by PI Marika Schleberger and her team.

Casey Dudding will be continuing her work on “the development of alloy-based anodes for sodium-ion batteries with graphene oxide and red phosphorus composites”. In PI Doris Segets’ lab she will be focusing on the development and characterization of high capacity electrodes using their state-of-the-art equipment.

Within her project Teri Siu will develop large-scale monolayer MoS2 films for photodetector applications by measuring their electrical performance with the equipment in the group of PI Franziska Muckel. The objective is to achieve a device with fast photoresponse by measuring its photocurrent which could be tuned by its synthesis parameters. Physical and electrical characterization will be done at UDE to correlate the physical properties of the material to its electrical response.

We are delighted to have you back at University of Duisburg-Essen!