Research Scientist, EERC
- Electrocatalysis, CO2 conversion, Nanomaterials, Porous materials, Electrochemical Processes&Reactor Design
Dr. Nihat Sahin is a Research Scientist at the EERC, where he designs, constructs, and operates electrochemical reactor systems; designs and executes experimental plans; and analyzes microstructure and composition of single-cell components in support of EERC electrochemical process development projects. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (Applied Electrochemistry) from the University of Poitiers, France; a master’s degree in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering from Istanbul Technical University; and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Faculty of Science, Ege University, Turkey. Prior to his position at the EERC, he had postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Poitiers (France), the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), and the University of Porto (Portugal).
Dr. Sahin’s principal areas of interest and expertise include electrocatalysis, electrochemical processes, surface electrochemistry, hydrodynamic voltammetry and nanomaterials. Specifically, his research expertise focuses on fundamental understanding of the relation between electrode-electrolyte interfacial behavior and electrode kinetics, addressing structure-activity-selectivity relationship with the goal of improving electrocatalytic performance. He has worked extensively with carbon dioxide electroreduction (CO2RR), oxygen reduction/evolution reactions (ORR/OER), hydrogen evolution/oxidation reactions (HER/HOR), and electro-Fenton degradation of organic compounds. Additionally, Dr. Sahin has significant experience with development of synthesis methods (microwave-assisted polyol, impregnation-reduction, nanocasting, and soft templating) of nanostructured electrocatalysts consisting of metallic clusters supported onto various carbon substrates, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, and mesoporous carbon structures. He is currently working on a project to develop and optimize a direct ammonia fuel cell (DAFC). He has been a member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) since May 2014.
Electrocatalysis, Electrochemical processes, Nanomaterials, CO2 electroreduction, Electrochemical ammonia synthesis, Electrode-electrolyte interfacial behavior, Electrode kinetics, Electrodeposition, Electrochemical impadance spectroscopy, Fuel cells, Li-ion battery, Thin layer films, Crystallography