Group Leader: Dr. Sebastian Oener
Interfacial Ionic processes are everywhere. Consider water dissociation (WD), H2
O → H+
, which is required for every proton-coupled reaction in bio- and electrochemistry at alkaline to neutral pH (i.e. where the H+
comes from H2
O). Despite its importance, WD is poorly understood and limits the efficiency of key energy technologies - in particular of water electrolysis generating green hydrogen and bipolar membranes producing acid and base solutions from green electricity.