dr. C. Baeumer MSc (Chris)

Associate Professor

About Me

I am passionate about materials science education and research - at the boarder between physics, chemistry and engineering. I am driven by scientific curiosity for a fundamental understanding of materials and processes and  I believe that ground-breaking science can and should address great societal changes. Currently, my research focuses on the solid/liquid interface, in particular for electrocatalysts that enable energy conversion and sustainable synthesis of chemicals and chemical fuels. 

Besides my position at the UT, I am also an associated researcher at the Peter Grünberg Institut at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany.

Before joining the UT in 2020, I was a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at Stanford University and RWTH Aachen University. I obtained my Ph.D in physics at RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich in 2016 and my M.Sc. in materials science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013.


Engineering & Materials Science
Oxygen Vacancies
Thin Films


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Füngerlings, A., Wohlgemuth, M., Antipin, D., van der Minne, E., Kiens, E. M., Villalobos, J., Risch, M., Gunkel, F., Pentcheva, R. , & Baeumer, C. (2023). Crystal-facet-dependent surface transformation dictates the oxygen evolution reaction activity in lanthanum nickelate. Nature communications, 14(1), Article 8284. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-43901-z
Kiens, E. M., Choi, M. J., Wei, L., Lu, Q., Wang, L. , & Baeumer, C. (2023). Deeper mechanistic insights into epitaxial nickelate electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction. Chemical communications, 59(31), 4562-4577. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3cc00325f
Kante, M. V., Weber, M. L. , Ni, S., van den Bosch, I. C. G., van der Minne, E., Heymann, L., Falling, L. J., Gauquelin, N. , Tsvetanova, M. , Cunha, D. M. , Koster, G., Gunkel, F., Nemšák, S., Hahn, H., Velasco Estrada, L. , & Baeumer, C. (2023). A High-Entropy Oxide as High-Activity Electrocatalyst for Water Oxidation. ACS nano, 17(6), 5329-5339. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.2c08096
Soto-Montero, T., Kralj, S. , Soltanpoor, W. , Solomon, J. S., Gómez, J. S., Zanoni, K. P. S., Paliwal, A., Bolink, H. J. , Baeumer, C., Kentgens, A. P. M. , & Morales-Masis, M. (2023). Single-Source Vapor-Deposition of MA1–xFAxPbI3 Perovskite Absorbers for Solar Cells. Advanced functional materials. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202300588
van den Bosch, I. C. G., Kiens, E. , Mul, G. , Koster, G. , Mei, B. T. , & Baeumer, C. (2022). Tuning the activity of multilayer oxygen evolution electrocatalysts. Poster session presented at NWO CHAINS 2022, Veldhoven, Netherlands.
van der Minne, E., van den Bosch, I. C. G. , Le, T. P. P., Kiens, E. , Ni, S., Heymann, L. , Koster, G. , & Baeumer, C. (2022). Electrochemical Thin Films and Interfaces. Poster session presented at MESA+ Meeting 2022, Enschede, Netherlands.
Heymann, L., Gunkel, F. , & Baeumer, C. (2022). Interface Properties of Model Perovskite Oxide Electrocatalysts. Poster session presented at Electrochemistry 2022, Berlin, Germany.
Soto Montero, T. D. S., Kralj, S. , Soltanpoor, W. , Solomon Sathiaraj, J. S. S. , Baeumer, C. , & Morales Masis, M. (2022). Single-Source Vapor-Deposited MA1-xFAxPbI3: From Mechanochemical Synthesis to Thin Films. Poster session presented at 2nd International tandemPV Workshop 2022, Freiburg, Germany.
Soto Montero, T. D. S., Kralj, S. , Soltanpoor, W. , Solomon Sathiaraj, J. S. S. , Baeumer, C. , & Morales Masis, M. (2022). Single-Source Vapor Deposition of Halide Perovskites Thin Films for Solar Cells. Poster session presented at Nano Electronic Materials (NEM) Cluster day 2022, Bad Boekelo, Netherlands.

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The Netherlands

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The Netherlands