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May, 2024

Our approach toward robust battery interphases with fluorinated cations was published in Energy&Environmental Science!

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April, 2024

We are hiring! Two Postdoctoral positions in the Electrochemical Energy Systems Laboratory.


More information here


April, 2024

Our "light driven CO2 capture project" was selected by CRC Booster!

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April, 2024

In our recent work with Prof. Mathieu Salanne (Sorbonne Université & Institut Universitaire de France) , we present an unusual case of pseudocapacitance in which TM intercalant contributes to charge storage and tunes the properties of MXenes. Congratulations, Shianlin, who led this study!


Here the link to the article

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February, 2024

Our work on Stable Light-Driven pH Switch for CO2 Capture is highlighted by numerous media outlets!

ETH Website here

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January, 2024

Our work on Photoacids for long-term use was published on the front cover of Chemistry of Materials: "Solvation-Tuned Photoacid as a Stable Light-Driven pH Switch for CO2 Capture and Release". An organic co-solvent enhances stability and solubility, unleashing prolonged applications like light-driven CO2 capture.

Link to paper here

Link to ETH media here

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January, 2024

We have an open PhD position in "nerve regeneration"! Apply here

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November, 2023

Shianlin received the "best oral presentation award" for her talk at the MRS!


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November, 2023

Maria was awarded SNSF Starting Grants 2023!

"New approaches to robust solid-electrolyte interphases for Li metal batteries and beyond"


November, 2023

Maria is listed as "Highly Cited Researcher 2023", 3rd year in a row.


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November, 2023

We are hiring!
Please have a look at our open positions here.


October, 2023

Our Group was awarded SNSF Project Funding to study and design of interphases in Li metal batteries!

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September 3-8, 2023

5 Member of our group attended the Annual ISE Meeting in Lyon!

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September 7, 2023

Katharina received the "ISE Best Poster Award" for her poster titled "Unterstanding the Role of Carboxylate Anions during CO2 Electroreduction via in situ surface enhanced FTIR Spectroscopy" - Congratulations!

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June 27, 2023

We had a visit from a group of students from the Kantonschule Solothurn - we really enjoyed it!
We are looking forward to welcoming a new generation of scientists.

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June 22, 2023

Anna's and Sonja's poster "Sunlight-driven CO2 Capture-Release Cycles by Photoacids with Enhanced Stability and Solubility in Binary Solvent Mixtures" won the BASF Sustainability Poster prize during the Materials & Processes (MaP) Graduate symposium at ETH Zurich. The symposium aims to connect researchers in Materials and Processes, especially at the graduate student level, in order to facilitate knowledge exchange and to enhance cross-disciplinary collaboration.  

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May 25, 2023

Anna won the innosuisse startup campus award and 2nd best pitch award during the innosuisse startup campus business concept course. The course was a 12-week accelaration program to learn how to turn an idea into a promising startup. After a pitch to a jury of investors, the best ideas are awarded with the startup campus award.

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May 11, 2023

Professor Jon Beves from UNSW Sydney visited our lab! Thanks for the very interesting presentation!

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April 24, 2023

Our work on Zn metal batteries is highlighted on the ETH homepage and by multiple other media outlets! Read more here.

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March 13, 2023

Our work on electrolytes for Zn batteries appears on the cover of  Energy & Environmental Science. Congratulations, Dario and all co-authors!


March, 2023

Our review on "Metal–Organic Frameworks for Fast Electrochemical Energy Storage" published in Chem

March 29-30, 2023

Maria delivers an invited talk in TU Munich.
+We had a wonderful time visiting Prof. Aliaksandr Bandrenka's Group at TU Munich! 

Sonja Schreiner joins the group

March 1st, 2023

Sonja officially joins the group as a PhD student.

Welcome, Sonja!

MATSUS 2023 - Materials for Sustainable Development Conference

Valencia, 6th - 10th March 2023

Maria is co-organising the #SusBat - Enabling Beyond Classical Li-ion Batteries through materials development and sustainability Symposium - We look forward to it!

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MRS Fall 2022 Best Poster award nominee

November 30th, 2022

Anna is selected as the Best Poster Award nominee during MRS Fall in Boston.

Congratulations, Anna!

Highly Cited Researcher 2022

November 22nd, 2022

Maria was listed as "Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field - 2022" by Clarivate™ Analytics. Congratulations, Maria! 
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Katharina Trapp joins the group

August 1st, 2022

Katharina officially joins the group as a PhD student.

Welcome, Katharina!

Manuel Reiter joins the group

April 11th, 2022

Manuel officially joins the group as a PhD student.

Welcome, Manuel!

Maria joins the editorial board of PRX Energy

December 15th, 2021

Read more about PRX Energy here

Highly Cited Researcher 2021

November 16th, 2021

Maria was listed as "Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field - 2021" by Clarivate™ Analytics. Congratulations, Maria! 
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Maria receives 2021 Faraday Division Horizon Prize

June 8th, 2021

Maria's work on MXene electrochemistry is highlighted as a part of cluster award, together with co-authors she received 2021 Faraday Divion Horizon Prize. Read more

Jimun Yoo announced as one of the 2021 Schmidt Science Fellows

June 3rd, 2021

As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Jimun plans to pivot to work on sustainable and decentralized systems to provide clean water. Read more

Anna de Vries successfully defends her Masters' thesis

April 16th, 2021

Anna successfully defended her thesis and is on her way to start her PhD. Congratulations, Anna!

Jimun Yoo joins the group

March 22nd, 2021

Jimun officially joins the group as a Post-Doc Researcher.

Welcome, Jimun!

Prof. Maria Lukatskaya gives a talk as a part of the RSC Desktop seminar series

March 15th, 2021

On March 18th 2021, the 2019 EES Lectureship Winner Maria Lukatskaya (ETH Zurich) will talk about her latest research. More info here

Filippo received the Thesis Abroad Scholarship from Politecnico di Milano

December 5th, 2020

More about the Thesis Abroad Scholarship here

Nathan Hong joins the group

December 1st, 2020

Nathan officially joins the group as a PhD student.

Welcome, Nathan!

Our group joined ReMaP initiative


November 16th, 2020

Our group will be studying how supercapacitor modules can be effectively paired with batteries to increase and predict the operation lifetimes of energy storage modules under different usage scenarios that energy storage devices are expected to experience when incorporated into micro-grids. More information can be found here

Maria received ACS Nano iCANX Rising Star Lectureship award


October 16th, 2020

More about Rising Star Lectureship award here

Anna received funding from the EIT Climate-KIC Master School for her master thesis


October 5th, 2020

More about the EIT Climate-KIC Master School funding here

Shianlin Wee joins the group

August 1st, 2020

Shianlin officially joins the group as a PhD student.

Welcome, Shianlin!

Maria joins Editorial board of Energy Storage Materials

July 1st, 2020

More about Energy Storage Materials scope here

Dario Gomez and Evgeniya Vorobyeva are joining the group


February 1st, 2020

Our group triples the size: Dario Gomez joins as PhD student and Evgeniya Vorobyeva joins as postdoctoral researcher. 

Welcome Dario and Evgeniya!

Maria awarded Environmental Energy and Science Lectureship award

December 5th, 2019

More about EES Lectureship award here

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