Design of photoelectrode morphologies for solar-driven water splitting [thesis]

Ilina Kondofersky
2016
Acknowledgements First and foremost I want to thank my supervisor Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein for the great research topic and the constant support and encouragement throughout my PhD study. I have always been amazed by your positivity, enthusiasm, patience, kindness and generosity both in science and in private matters. I would like to thank you for the great atmosphere during my PhD and the knowledge I gained over the years in your group. Coming to work was always a pleasure! I would like to thank
more » ... ould like to thank PD Dr. habil. Dina Fattakhova-Rohlfing for her relentless support and for always having time for me, my questions and my manuscripts. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas, fruitful discussions and corrected manuscripts. Your door was always open! I also greatly appreciate your support in private life, including all the wonderful daughter discussions and all the pretty things which Lina kindly gave to Lea. In addition, I would like to thank Prof. Dr. Christina Scheu for all the great collaborations and the wonderful work on so many different projects. You were always very supportive and it was always a pleasure to be around you. I would like to express my gratitude to Prof. Laurie Peter for his great expertise and his enthusiasm. Your contributions are valued greatly. Next, I would like to thank my collaboration partners: Alexander Müller for all the hours at the TEM and all the great discussions; Bruce Parkinson for introducing me to the world of novel mixed metal oxides, Halina Dunn for her great support in my first years of water splitting; Goran Štefanić for all the Rietveld refinements; Hamid Hajiyani and Prof. Dr. Rossitza Pencheva for the DFT calculations The members of AK Bein have greatly contributed to my my personal and professional time in the group. I would like to thank my office mates Fabi,
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