I obtained my Master in Chemical Engineering, chemical and process engineering track, from the University of Twente in 2020. I joined the Photocatalytic Synthesis (PCS) group for my master assignment, focused on evaluating tungsten carbide (WC) as an electrocatalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in PEM cells. Shortly after graduating I started as a PhD candidate in the RELEASE project, a joint project of the PCS and Soft matter, Fluidics, and Interfaces (SFI) groups, focusing on electrochemical energy storage.
Electrochemical energy storage has recently come to light as the missing link towards integration of renewable energy sources into the grid. In this context, redox flow batteries arise as an interesting option for large scale energy storage. My research is about improving the understanding and control of interfacial phenomena near membrane and electrode surfaces in redox flow batteries, with focus on the H_2/HBr/Br_2 flow battery.