Schmidt-Ott group

My goal is to develop new methods of nanoparticle production and new materials based on them. Application areas are hydrogen storage, chemical sensors, catalysts, photovoltaics and water splitting. Focussing on non-conventional techniques, mainly aerosol-based methods, my students and I are busy with creating inorganic materials and nanostructures that have never been produced before They open new perspectives for sustainable technologies. Together with a spin-off company we recently founded,  I want to bring these new approaches to application. Among others, we can produce inorganic high surface area materials of a wide variety of compositions and arbitrary mixtures thereof, by combining spark ablation with electrospinning of nanofibres. Our capabilities of nanoparticle production go down to the sub-nano domain of atomic clusters, and we are studying some of their properties.

Andreas Schmidt-Ott

Full professor