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Royal Society University Research Fellow, Newcastle University

I currently hold a position as Royal Society University Research Fellow at Newcastle University, where I have assembled a small group, consisting of a 3 PhD students and 2 postdoctoral researchers. Our research is focused on coordination chemistry for energy applications with a successful collaboration network.
My research experience started (2003-2006) during my undergraduate studies in chemistry at Free University, Berlin, Germany. During my doctoral studies (2007-2011, Rutgers University, NJ, USA) I was awarded an Electrochemical Society Travel Award for a research project at the University of Ferrara with Prof. Bignozzi.
After a 16-month period of parental leave, I moved to Uppsala University for a two-year postdoctoral (2013-2015) research position, funded by Merck AG, with Prof. Boschloo, which focused on the implementation, synthesis and characterisation of alternative redox mediators in hybrid solar cells. I was invited to develop this work further at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) by Prof. Hagfeldt between July 2015 and August 2016. Between 2016 and 2019 I held a fixed term Assistant Professor position at Uppsala University, Sweden before moving to Newcastle.


  • –present
    Royal Society University Research Fellow, Newcastle University


  • 2011 
    Newcastle University, Chemistry