T. Ashraf MSc (Talal)

PhD Candidate

About Me

    I am a Chemical and Energy Engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and a dual Master's degree MSc. Energy Transition from AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland and IST-ULisboa in Portugal, specializing in Chemical Technology and Energy Engineering and Management as part of the EIT InnoEnergy program (2018-2021). My master's thesis focused on the electrochemical characterization of low-loading platinum and non-platinum (FeNC) catalysts for fuel cell applications, conducted at HIERN Erlangen, Germany. Prior to my master's, I gained valuable industrial experience as a Graduate Engineer at Colgate-Palmolive (2017-2018). In 2021, I began a PhD project on organic electrosynthesis within the EU Horizon 2020 "EBio" initiative, aiming to transform pyrolysis liquid into valuable commodity chemicals through electrochemical processes. My career trajectory blends robust educational achievements with practical industrial and research experience in critical energy transition technologies.



Engineering & Materials Science
Diffusion In Gases
Fuel Cells
Oxygen Reduction Reaction
Behavior As Electrode


Nordkamp, M. O. , Ashraf, T. , Altomare, M., Borca, A. C., Ghigna, P., Priamushko, T., Cherevko, S., Saveleva, V. A., Atzori, C., Minguzzi, A., He, X. , Mul, G. , & Mei, B. (2024). Investigating the platinum electrode surface during Kolbe electrolysis of acetic acid. Surfaces and Interfaces, 44, Article 103684. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfin.2023.103684
Ashraf, T., Avanthay, M., Batanero, B., Bondue, C., Boucher, D. G., Gerulskis, R., Kuhn, A., Minteer, S. D., Mount, A., Nguyen, Z. A., Price, R., Rasul, S., Shida, N., Sokalu, E., & Tan, J. Z. Y. (2023). Electrofuels: general discussion. Faraday discussions, 247, 246-253. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3FD90041J
Ehelebe, K. , Ashraf, T., Hager, S., Seeberger, D., Thiele, S., & Cherevko, S. (2020). Fuel cell catalyst layer evaluation using a gas diffusion electrode half-cell: Oxygen reduction reaction on Fe-N-C in alkaline media. Electrochemistry communications, 116, Article 106761. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2020.106761
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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023


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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ME150
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex  ME150
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