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Sara Li Deuso

Professorship for
Inorganic Chemistry
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Sara Li Deuso

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Mandel)

Room: Room 2.8
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen

 

Sara Li Deuso completed her Master of Science degree in Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2022. During her Master’s studies in the group of Prof. Mandel she focused on the synthesis of code-carrying magnetic supraparticles, aiming to utilize them for marking battery materials.

Continuing with her research in the Supraparticle Group she started her PhD thesis in 2022, focusing on particulate markers whose magnetic signal is read out using a sensitive and fast measuring technique – magnetic particle spectroscopy (MPS).

Andreas Zink

Professorship for
Inorganic Chemistry
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Andreas Zink

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Mandel)

Room: Room A 2.8
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen

 

Andreas Zink graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2022 with a Master of Science degree in chemistry. During his master studies he focused on monitoring the changes of the magnetic behavior of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) via magnetic particle spectroscopy (MPS). Besides his studies he gained various experience in organic and inorganic chemistry as a research assistant.

In his PhD thesis he focuses on the assembly of organic and inorganic building blocks to supraparticles.

 

Publications:

 

Photo-electro-catalysis using supraparticles

 

Research
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Photo-electro-catalysis using supraparticles

 

Icon: Photo-electro-catalysisWe started to look into the cooperative interplay of stimulable and catalytically active building blocks united in one single supraparticle entity.

More ist yet to come…

Laura Bittel

Professorship for
Inorganic Chemistry
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Laura Bittel

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
The Particle Technology Group

 

Laura Bittel graduated from Friedrich Alexander University with a Master of Science degree in Chemical and Bioengineering in May 2021. During her bachelor’s degree in process and environmental engineering at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, she completed internships at adidas AG and Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH & Co. KG. She performed her bachelor’s thesis at Daimler AG in battery research with a focus on life cycle simulation.

After she finished her Master’s thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute in Würzburg in the group of Prof. Dr. Mandel, she started her PhD within the group. Her research focuses on multicomponent catalytic supraparticles.

 

Andreas Wolf

Professorship for
Inorganic Chemistry
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Andreas Wolf

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Mandel)

Room: Room A 2.8
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen

 

Andreas Wolf graduated from the Julius Maximilian University Wuerzburg in 2020 with a Master of Science degree in Functional Materials. Experiences in industry and abroad include one year at the University of New Mexico (2016-2017) as well as internships at the BMW Group (2018-2019, department for adhesives) and the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (2020, silicon anodes). He has been a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research since 2014 and contributed to different projects in the field of lithium-ion batteries and particle technologies.

In his PhD thesis he focuses on interactive magnetic supraparticles in dynamic fluidic environments and their application as smart sensors in water purification and battery recycling processes. A key to his research is the innovative use of magnetic particle spectroscopy for live-analysis of magnetic nanoparticle relaxation phenomena.

 

Publications:

2022

2021

2020

Huanhuan Zhou

Professorship for
Inorganic Chemistry
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Huanhuan Zhou

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Mandel)

Room: Room A 2.8
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen

 

Huanhuan Zhou obtained her master’s degree from National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2020. During her master studies, her research activities focused on understanding and modeling electrochemical processes and using that knowledge for the development of high-performance energy storage devices. These research efforts cover from nanomaterials design to charge/discharge simulation.

Huanhuan joined the Suprapaticle Group as a PhD candidate in 10/2020. Her research focuses on design of interactive supraparticles.

 

Publications:

2021

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Activities

Group activities
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Besides science, we also like to do things together in our free time. Whether it is the coffee in the morning, cake party, cooking and having barbecues together or sports activities – there are plenty of things we enjoy doing together as a group on a regular basis. Please, have a look at some of our activities.

 

 

As tradition demands it, the Supraparticle Group followed the invitation of the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry to the Bergkirchweih. After a traditional Weißwurst-Frühstück at the university, we enjoyed the walk to the Berg and joined the other Groups at the Tucher Keller.

 

 

The Supraparticle group goes Bowling

 

FAU and ISC Groups coming together for a BBQ

 

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Contact | How to reach us

Contact
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How to reach us

 

By car:

Egerlandstraße 1 91058 Erlangen.

Parking on both sides of the street is allowed but busy during working hours.
Alternatively: contact secretary Dr. Samaneh Masoumi and ask for help.

 

By public transport

Leave the train station in the direction of “Stadtzentrum” (city center).
Take the bus line 287 (Sebaldussiedlung) from “Erlangen, Hauptbahnhof” to
“Erlangen, Technische Fakultät”. From there you can reach “Egerlandstraße 1“ in approximately 3 min by foot.
For information in detail, please visit VGN (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg GmbH).

 

Institute for Inorganic and General Chemistry II

 

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen
2nd floor

 

Rooms

Prof. Karl Mandel / Dr. Susanne Wintzheimer  A2.20

PhD Candidates  A2.08

Labs  A2.41 / A2.42

Secretary

Dr. Samaneh Masoumi

 

 

Equipment

Equipment
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Location: Inorganic Chemistry at the FAU

Our own equipment includes:

 

Material Processing

  • Büchi Spray-dryers (2x)
  • Furnaces
  • Centrifuge
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Diverse ultrasonic units
  • Microwave
  • Induction heater

 

Material characterization

  • Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (shared with the Bachmann Group): Jeol JSM-F100 with EDX, low-pressure operation mode, STEM, and sample plasma cleaner.
  • Magnetic particle spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence spectrometer
  • Gas sorption analyzer
  • Dynamic light scattering
  • Climate chamber

 

We furthermore have access to the great arsenal of equipment of the Meyer, the Bachmann and the Vogel group (see LINKS) including a SQUID magnetometer and powder XRD. The colleauges are gratefully acknowledged for granting us access.

Open positions

Open Positions
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We are always looking for dedicated students who would like to do a BSc or MSc thesis or work as an intern. PhD positions are available occasionally as well.

For detailed information on our topics of research please visit the Research or Publications section on our website.

Interested? Please contact:  karl.mandel@fau.de or susanne.wintzheimer@fau.de.

 

 

The Particle Technology Group at Fraunhofer ISC:

Please, also have a look at the interesting research of the Fraunhofer part of our group in Würzburg.

https://www.isc.fraunhofer.de/en/fields-of-activity/processing/particle-technology.html

https://www.partikel.fraunhofer.de

Interested? Please contact Karl Mandel directly: karl.mandel@isc.fraunhofer.de