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Helmholtz-CAS Joint Research Group “Integrated catalytic technologies for efficient hydrogen production” (HCJRG-118)


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14.10.2015 – 03.12.2015
IMVT welcomes Ms. ZHANG Zhe, master student at Group 1902 in Division Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials at Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy (DNL), for a 1.5 month stay focusing on catalyst synthesis by Flame Spray Pyrolysis.

23.09.2015 – 24.09.2015
On September 23rd and September 24th the fourth Sino-German Workshop organized by the HCJRG 118 on Integrated Catalytic Technologies for Efficient Hydrogen Production was held at DICP, Dalian. The workshop topic was set to Catalyst and Membrane Research for Energy-Related Applications and brought together 20 scholars. In numbers, 9 from Germany – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 1 from Italy – University of Calabria, 1 from Korea – Hanyang University, and 9 from China – Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and Institute for Metal Research (Shenyang), both belonging to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Complementary to the workshop a laboratory tour to various departments of DICP was given and a final round table discussion of the HCJRG group took place, whereby, plans for the remaining and future cooperation were set.

28.08.2015 – 29.08.2015
A third Sino-German Workshop organized by HCJRG-118 on topic In situ Spectroscopy on Catalysts and Membranes was held from August 28th till 29th 2015 at ITCP/KIT. The workshop was attached to the XAFS16-Conference which was organized by Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, and thereby, gave many opportunities to highlight the groups work and scope at both events. On the evening of August 28th 2015 a labtour at ITCP, IKFT, IMVT, IFG and ANKA as well as the Sino-German conference dinner linked the XAFS16-Conference and the Sino-German Workshop for invited and interested guests. After the workshop a HCJRG internal meeting took place, whereby, the progress in 2015 was discussed and a plan on remaining research and publications, remaining personnel and sample exchange and the program of the fourth upcoming Sino-German Workshop in Dalian in September 2015 was settled.

01.07.2015 – 01.10.2015
PhD student Gülperi Cavusoglu (KIT-IKFT/ITCP) stays for three months at Dalian National Laboratory on Clean Energy at DICP for purpose of joint characterization of Rh/CeO2 catalysts made by Flame Spray Pyrolysis via activity tests and TPR, TPO, TEM, SEM, STEM and HRTEM.

22.04.2015 – 28.04.2015
IKFT got granted measurement time at European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) at the Spanish CRG Beamline (BM25 - SpLine). Supported by employees of IMVT and DNL/DICP XAS measurements on catalysts in quartz glass capillary configuration as well as measurements with the specially designed XAS micro reactor with integrated catalyst and membrane were carried out.

06.02.2015 – 13.02.2015
A Winter School of the Helmholtz-CAS Joint Research Group 118 on Integrated catalytic technologies for efficient hydrogen production was organized at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus (UFS) at Zugspitze. The School focused on the one hand on a scientific qualification program, consisting of lectures by KIT scientists, a colloquium on case examples referring to industrial establishment of compact chemical processes, excursions and round tours at two companies related to the group’s research objectives – Linde AG Engineering Division at Pullach and Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH at Bruckmühl-Heufeld – in order to provide direct insights into engineering aspects of industrial catalytic processes and industrial R&D and production of catalysts. On the other hand, the program was rounded off by a snowshoe walking group activity at the top of Germany’s highest mountain Zugspitze, which was fun for all participants. A detailed review of the school is available from the German and Chinese participants: German Review & Chinese Review.

01.10.2014 – 22.12.2014
IKFT welcomes Mr. Dr. Xiangang MA, Assistant Professor of Group 1902 in Division Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials at Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy (DNL) for a 3 month stay as a visiting scientist. Mr. MA will support the HCJRG research group in their operando XAS-measurements at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) at the Swiss-Norwegian Beamline (SNBL BM01) and in the corresponding data evaluation.

28.07.2014 – 01.08.2014
A Sino-German Summer School on State of the art and new methods for catalyst preparation and characterisation took place at Hofheim/Ts., Germany, starting from July 28th to August 1st, 2014. The Summer School was jointly organised by the HCJRG and the Helmholtz Research School on Energy-related Catalysis with participation of 9 researchers from China and 33 from Germany. Within this event, a 2-day visit of Prof. Wenjie SHEN, deputy director of SKLC, to several KIT institutes active in catalysis R&D was arranged with a view to broaden cooperation between KIT and SKLC. A German and Chinese Review on the event can be read at the KIT magazine lookkit, issue 4/2014, pages 72 – 75.

01.07.2014 – 02.07.2014
On July 1st and 2nd a Sino-German Workshop on Membrane Reactors for Hydrogen Production and Chemical Energy Storage had been held at the State Key Laboratory of Materials-oriented Chemical Engineering (MCE) at Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China, as an activity of the HCJRG. The workshop was hosted by Prof. Yan HUANG from MCE whom we greatly acknowledge. He brought together 13 scholars from Germany – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – and China – Nanjing Tech University and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics. Complementary to workshop and tour at MCE laboratories a round table discussion of the HCJRG group took place on July 2nd. Thereby, the progress which had been achieved in 2014 had been discussed and a detailed plan on upcoming research, personnel exchange and joint meetings had been proposed for 2015.

03.03.2014
IMVT and IKFT welcome the PhD students Mrs. Lingfang Zhao and Mr. Chun Wang from DICP for their 3-week stay at KIT for participation at the course Modern Methods for Characterizing Materials and Catalysts (LV-Nr. 5439) conducted by Prof. Grunwaldt and for further introduction to in-situ characterization methods and Flame Spray Pyrolysis at IKFT/IMVT.

09.12.2013-10.12.2013
A Sino-German workshop on Nanostructured Materials for Hydrogen Production was held on December 9th and 10th at the Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy (DNL), Dalian, China. The workshop was hosted by Professor Andreas Goldbach from DICP as an activity of the HCJRG. The workshop brought together more than 30 scholars from China, Germany, Korea and Japan to discussing recent advances in nanostructured catalysts for syngas and biomass conversion, advanced membrane and microreactors, and synchrotron characterization methods. After workshop and tour of the DNL laboratories, the HCJRG had a round table discussion on December 11th. Thereby, the progress which has been achieved in 2013 was discussed. A detailed plan on upcoming research, personnel exchange and joint meetings was established for 2014.

30.11.2013-14.12.2013
Linked to the Sino-German workshop the PhD students Felix Dallmann (KIT-IKFT/IMVT) and Gülperi Cavusoglu (KIT-IKFT/ITCP) stayed for two weeks at Dalian National Laboratory on Clean Energy at DICP for purpose of joint characterization of prepared catalysts via TPR, TPO, TEM, SEM, STEM and HRTEM.

09.09.2013
The IMVT welcomes Mrs. Dr. Jiafeng Yu, Assistant Professor of Group 1902 in Division Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials at Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy (DNL) for a 3 month stay as a visiting scientist.

15.06.2013
Next regular meeting of the group will be held from December 9th to 13th 2013 at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) in the frame of an extended visit of the KIT group at DICP. On that occasion an international workshop on Nanostructured Materials for Hydrogen Production will also be organized at DICP.

27.05.2013
The kick-off meeting of the Joint Research Group took place at IMVT.

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