Research Affiliate

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Postdoctoral Research Associate (from 7/2017)
International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER)
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Postdoctoral Researcher (7/2015-3/2017)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Technion, Haifa, Israel

Postdoctoral Researcher (9/2013-5/2015)
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS)
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Ph.D., Electronic Engineering and Information Science (2012)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Diploma, Electronic Engineering and Information Science (2007)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

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Dino's research interests are focused on the characterization of materials for various renewable energy devices. In Karlsruhe and Tokyo, he has used classical impedance techniques for the identification of the fundamental processes, reaction mechanisms and material properties that limit the performance of fuel cells and batteries. In Haifa, he investigated the dynamic relations between light intensity, photocurrent and photovoltage on hematite photoanodes for solar water splitting.

He is interested in developing new methods for a comprehensive characterization of (photo-)electrochemical devices. In addition, he is eager to test and apply innovative photoelectrochemical measurement techniques on non-photoactive materials since absorption and reflectivity characteristics can provide further information about material properties. That is of great interest for functional materials for fuel cell electrodes for example. With the optical techniques, he tries to further analyze the surface exchange kinetics by in operando experiments. In combination with advanced analysis tools such as the distribution of relaxation times (DRT), his research aims towards a comprehensive and empirical identification of dominant processes for the operation of these devices. Such impedance analysis comes without the need for predefined models and is applicable to characterize complex (photo-)electrochemical systems.

During his exchange stay at MIT, he also seeks to find new challenges by applying his techniques to various other materials and devices, such as light emitting diodes (LED) or solar cells.