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Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Schneider

Dr. Oliver Schneider is leading the Electrochemical Research Group which belongs to the Chair of Robotics and Embedded Systems. Electrochemistry has an ever increasing impact in everybody’s daily life. Apart from the fact that many physiological processes in our body depend on electrified interfaces and electrochemical processes, electrochemical energy conversion and storage are directly at work in consumer batteries (like in notebooks, smart phones and car batteries) and, increasingly, in fuel cells. Many objects of daily life, like screws, nuts, electrical connectors have been surface finished by electroplating processes, to protect them from corrosion (an electrochemical process as well) or to improve functional properties like electronic conductivity. Even more, the manufacturing of all printed circuit boards in electronic devices contains electrochemical steps for the plating of the interconnects. Even though a lot of progress has been made in the past one hundred years in the understanding and application of electrochemical processes, there is still a tremendous amount of research required in order to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the often rather complex electrochemical processes, and to apply the existing and new knowledge to develop new electrochemical processes (and modify existing ones), better materials for electrochemical devices, and to devise entirely new fields of application. The Electrochemical Research Group at TUM aims at contributing to this challenge, especially against the background of electrochemical technology.