Dominik Benz

Photocatalysis for water treatment

The research is focused on utilizing the sun’s energy to clean water – so called photocatalysis. In this PhD project  new photocatalytic materials will be developed using a gas phase deposition technique (Atomic Layer Deposition). In order to get more insight how the newly developed materials perform I use a vast range of characterization tools to investigate the material and photocatalytic properties. Furthermore, the newly developed materials will be implemented in a photoreactor at a later stage which will be tested in real conditions in Vietnam.

Student projects

If you are interested in this project and you are looking for a possibility to do your BSc or MSc project, don't hesitate to write me an email.

In general, most of my projects will contain experimental work where you develop new materials using Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) followed by an extensive characterization of the catalysts using instruments such as Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), UV-Vis Spectroscopy, photocatalytic tests etc.

Apart from pure experimental projects also a modelling approach or a combination of modelling and experimental work is possible.

Dominik Benz

PhD candidate