Kerstin  Oppelt

Kerstin Oppelt, Dr.

Study of electron transfer and proton coupled electron transfer relevant to heterogeneous catalysis for solar hydrogen production with ultrafast UV-Vis to mid-IR spectroscopy

(PostDoc Prof. Hamm)

Research Topic

My research focuses on the elementary steps in light triggered electron transfer reactions which are relevant for the study of mechanisms for solar water-splitting catalysts. I am studying heterogeneous model systems of surface immobilized organometallic compounds to fundamentally understand structural, electronic and solvent effects on catalytic surface reaction cascades.