Jochen Block Award 2023 for Corina Andronescu

German Catalysis Society honors CENIDE member

CENIDE member Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Corina Andronescu from the University of Duisburg-Essen has received the Jochen Block Award 2023 of the German Catalysis Society. The prize recognizes her significant contributions to the development of methods for the stable immobilization of catalysts on electrodes for energy conversion and storage. The prize is endowed with 3,000 euros and will be awarded at the German Catalysis Meeting in Weimar on March 16, 2023.

Andronescu’s research focuses on the development of electrocatalytically active materials with high stability for energy conversion and storage reactions. She is particularly involved in the stability of catalyst materials and the overall structure of electrodes used in electrolyzers. Andronescu is also developing new catalyst materials for electrochemical cells that can convert carbon dioxide directly into base chemicals such as ethene or ethanol. Since March 2020, she has headed the BMBF-funded “NanoMatFutur” junior research group “MatGasDif” at UDE. Andronescu is also deputy spokesperson of the “ACTIVE SITES – Center for Method Development to Study Active Sites in their Functional Aqueous Environment” and member of the Early Career Advisory Board – ChemElectroChem.

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