I received my Master's Degree in Chemistry (2010) from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. One year later I was awarded a Ph.D. fellowship from the International NRW Graduate School of Chemistry and moved to the University of Münster, Germany to start my doctoral studies in the field of nanocarbon-inorganic hybrid materials for photocatalysis. Supported by the Ewald-Wicke Scholarship (2012), I had the opportunity to visit the group of Prof. K. Domen (University of Tokyo, Japan), which helped me to obtain my Ph.D. Degree in Physical Chemistry (2014) with Summa Cum Laude distinction. I then joined TU Wien, Austria (2015) where until now I work in the group of Molecular Materials Chemistry as a Team Leader pursuing my habilitation in the area of photocatalysis for solar fuel generation.
To this end, I have published more than 30 papers (average impact factor above 10, most in high-impact journals incl. Nature Comm., Adv.Mat., EES, ACS Catalysis, Adv.Funct.Mat., Adv.En.Mat., Appl.Cat.B., JMCA, etc. incl. 4 high-profile reviews) and 2 book chapters.
My research interests revolve around materials chemistry and involve a variety of functional nanostructured inorganic materials including semiconductors, organic-inorganic hybrids, and ceramics as well as molecular compounds including clusters, transition metal complexes, and single-site catalysts relevant to a variety of energy-related applications. Throughout the years, I have developed expertise and experience with homogeneous and heterogeneous photocatalysts and I am now especially interested in designing hybrid photosystems that combine the advantages of both approaches.
Within the framework of a national Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Stand-Alone Project P32801 “Surface-Immobilized Molecular Chalcogen-based Metalate Clusters for Photocatalysis” (2020-2024), my team now explores all-inorganic clusters in light-driven catalytic applications, aiming to generate green hydrogen and other solar fuels.
Two Ph.D. students (Samar Batool and Stephen N. Myakala) are fully funded for the period of the project. In addition, many other group members are involved as a part of their Master’s Thesis or Ph.D. work.
29. Surface-anchoring and active sites of [Mo3S13]2- clusters as co-catalysts for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
S. Batool, S. Nandan, S. Myakala, A. Rajagopal, J. Schubert, P. Ayala, S. Naghdi, H. Saito, J. Bernardi, C. Streb, Alexey Cherevan* and D. Eder
ACS Catalysis, 2022, just accepted
S. Naghdi, Alexey Cherevan, A. Giesriegl, R. Guillet-Nicolas, S. Biswas, T. Gupta, J. Wang, T. Haunold, B. Bayer, G. Rupprechter, M. Caspary Toroker, F. Kleitz, D. Eder
Nature Communications, 2022, 13, 282 | DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27775-7
H. Boumeriame, E. D. Silva, Alexey Cherevan, T. Chafik, J. Faria, D. Eder
Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2022, 64, 406-431 | DOI: 10.1016/j.jechem.2021.04.050
J. Schubert, L. Kalantari, A. Lechner, A. Giesriegl, S. Nandan, P. Ayala, S. Kashiwaya, M. Sauer, A. Foelske, J. Rosen, P. Blaha, Alexey Cherevan* and D. Eder*
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2021, 9, 21958-21971 | DOI: 10.1039/D1TA05561E
P. Ayala, A. Giesriegl, S. Nandan, S. Myakala, P. Wobrauschek and Alexey Cherevan*
Catalysts, 2021, 11 (4), 417 | DOI: 10.3390/catal11040417
E. Al‐Sayed, S. P. Nandan, E. Tanuhadi, G. Giester, M. Arrigoni, G. Madsen, Alexey Cherevan, D. Eder, A. Rompel
ChemSusChem, 2021, 14 (12), 2529 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202100506
H. Bao, M. Du, H. Wang, K. Wang, X. Zuo, F. Liu, L. Liu, D. Eder, Alexey Cherevan, S. Wang, L. Wan, S.Zhao and S. Liu
Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 21022452 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202102452
M. Salihovic, J. Schoiber, Alexey Cherevan, C. Rameshan, G. Fritz-Popovski, M. Ulbricht, S. Arnold, V. Presser, O. Paris, M. Musso, N. Hüsing, M. S. Elsaesser
Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 32, 3905 | DOI: 10.1039/D1CC00697E
J. Wang, Alexey Cherevan, C. Hannecart, S. Naghdi, S. P. Nandan, T. Gupta and D. Eder
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2021, 283, 119626 | DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119626
Alexey Cherevan*, S. P. Nandan, I. Roger, R. Liu, C. Streb* and D. Eder*
Advanced Science, 2020 | DOI: 10.1002/advs.201903511
J. Schubert, J. Popovic, G. Haselmann, S. Nandan, J.Wang, A. Giesriegl, Alexey Cherevan* and D. Eder*
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7, 18568-18579 | DOI: 10.1039/C9TA05637H
N. Lasemi, C. Rentenberger, R. Pospichal, Alexey Cherevan, M. Pfaffeneder-Kmen, G. Liedl, D. Eder
Applied Physics A, 2019, 125, 8, 544 | DOI: 10.1007/s00339-019-2826-z
Alexey Cherevan*, L. Deilmann, T. Weller, D. Eder*, R. Marschall*
ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2018, 1 (11), 5787-5799 | DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01123
16. , opens an external URL in a new windowOrdered Mesoporous TiO₂ gyroids: Effects of Pore Architecture and Nb doping on Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution under UV and VIS irradiation, opens an external URL in a new window
T. Dörr, L. Deilmann, G. Haselmann, Alexey Cherevan, P. Zhang, P. Blaha, P. Oliveira, T. Kraus and D. Eder
Advanced Energy Materials, 2018, 8 (36) | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201802566
T. Weller, L. Deilmann, J. Timm, T. S. Dörr, P. A. Beaucage, Alexey Cherevan, U. B. Wiesner, D. Eder and R. Marschall
Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 3225–3234 | DOI: 10.1039/C7NR09251B
Alexey Cherevan*, P. Gebhardt, A. Kunzmann, R. D. Costa and D. Eder*
ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2018, 1 (3) | 1259-1267, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b00006
13. , opens an external URL in a new windowHow to Evaluate and Manipulate Charge Transfer and Photocatalytic Response at Hybrid Nanocarbon–Metal Oxide Interfaces, opens an external URL in a new window
N. Kemnade, P. Gebhardt, G. M. Haselmann, Alexey Cherevan, G. Wilde and D. Eder
Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 28, 1704730 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201704730
A. Moya, N. Kemnade, M. R. Osorio, Alexey Cherevan, D. Granados, D. Ederand J. J. Vilatela
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 24695–24706 | DOI: 10.1039/C7TA08074C
11. , opens an external URL in a new windowGrowth mechanism and electrochemical properties of hierarchical hollow Sn, opens an external URL in a new windowO₂, opens an external URL in a new window microspheres with a “chestnut” morphology, opens an external URL in a new window
Hu, L.Wu, P. Gebhardt, X. Zhang, Alexey Cherevan, B. Gerke, R. Pöttgen, A. Balducci, S. Passerini and D. Eder
CrystEngComm., 2017, 19, 6454–6463 | DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01288H
10. , opens an external URL in a new windowGrowth, structure and stability of sputter-deposited , opens an external URL in a new windowMoS₂, opens an external URL in a new window thin films, opens an external URL in a new window
R. Kaindl, B. Bayer, R. Resel, T. Müller, V. Skakalova, G. Habler, R. Abart, Alexey Cherevan, D. Eder, M.Blatter, F. Fischer, J. Meyer, D. Polyushkin, and W. Waldhauser
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., 2017, 8, 1115–1126 | DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.8.113
Alexey Cherevan, S. Robbins, D. Dieterle, P. Gebhardt, U. Wiesner, and D. Eder
Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 16694–16701 | DOI: 10.1039/C6NR04430A
Alexey Cherevan* and D. Eder*
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2016, 3, 1600244 | DOI: 10.1039/C6NR04430A
A. Moya, Alexey Cherevan, S. Marchesan, P. Gebhardt, M. Prato, D. Eder and J. Vilatela
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2015, 179, 574-582 | DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.05.052
6. , opens an external URL in a new windowNon-destructive Functionalisation for Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal Oxides on Carbon Nanotubes: Effect of Linking Agents and Defects, opens an external URL in a new window
N. Kemnade, C. J. Shearer, D. J. Dieterle, Alexey Cherevan, P. Gebhardt, G. Wilde, D. Eder
Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 3028-3034 | DOI: 10.1039/C4NR04615C
C. J. Shearer, Alexey Cherevan, D. Eder
Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, (15), 2295-2318 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305254
4. , opens an external URL in a new windowInterface Engineering in Nanocarbon–, opens an external URL in a new windowTa₂O₅, opens an external URL in a new window Hybrid Photocatalysts, opens an external URL in a new window
Alexey Cherevan, P. Gebhardt, C. J. Shearer, M. Matsukawa, K. Domen and D. Eder
Energy & Environmental Science, 2014, 7, 791-796 | DOI: 10.1039/C3EE42558D
3. , opens an external URL in a new windowEffects of synthesis conditions and the mechanism of homopolymerization of acrylonitrile on the thermal behavior of the resulting polymer, opens an external URL in a new window
E. V. Chernikova, Z. A. Poteryaeva, A. V. Shlyakhtin, N. I. Prokopov, A. Y. Gervald, A. Y. Nikolaev, V. R. Duflot, E. A. Dubova, Y. V. Kostina, A. S. Rodionov, M. N. Efimov, Alexey Cherevan, G. N. Bondarenko
Polym. Sci. Ser. B, 2013, 55, 1–13 | DOI: 10.1134/S1560090412110012
Alexey Cherevan, Y. V. Kostina and G. N. Bondarenko
Russ Chem Bull, 2012, 61, 259-263 | DOI: 10.1007/s11172-012-0037-2
1. , opens an external URL in a new windowControlled synthesis of polyacrylonitrile via reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer pseudoliving radical polymerization and its thermal behavior, opens an external URL in a new window
E. V. Chernikova, Z. A. Poteryaeva, S. S. Belyaev, I. E. Nifant’ev, A. V. Shlyakhtin, Yu. V. Kostina, Alexey Cherevan, M. N. Efimov, G. N. Bondarenko, E. V. Sivtsov
Polym. Sci. Ser. B, 2011, 53, 391, | DOI: 10.1134/S1560090411070013
- Alexey Cherevan, P. Gebhardt, C. Shearer, D. Eder
“Nanocarbon Hybrid Materials”, book chapter in “Carbon Nanomaterials Sourcebook”
CRC Press, 2016.
- C. Shearer, Alexey Cherevan, D. Eder
“Application of Functional Hybrids Incorporating Carbon Nanotubes or Graphene”, book chapter in “Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene”
Conferences and Talks (selected)
- 5th International Conference on Energy Materials and Nanotechnology (ICEMN2021), Hubei, China, 22-24.10.2021. Oral Invited presentation: "Towards a Rational Combination of Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Photocatalysis".
- Invited Seminar talk at the University of Vienna, group of Prof. Leticia González on 19.10.2021.
- Highlight talk "Towards a rational combination of heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis" at the EUROMAT2021 conference held online between 13-17.09.2021.
- Invited to deliver a TED Talk on “Artificial photosynthesis: learning from nature, re-creating in the lab“ at the TEDx TUWien Event 2020 held in Vienna on 31.10.2020. The talk is available on youtube.
- Invited talk at the "Seminar for Physical Chemistry and Materials Chemistry" at the University of Vienna, 02.06.2021.
- 8th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2020), Brisbane, Australia, 9-13.02.2020. Oral presentation: ”Understanding the formation and dynamic nature of non-noble-metal oxide co-catalysts for photocatalytic water splitting reactions”
- 7th International Conference on Semiconductor Photochemistry (SP7), Milan, Italy, 11-14.09.2019. Oral presentation: ”Towards non-noble-metal oxide co-catalysts for photocatalytic water splitting reactions”.
- Europe-Korea Conference on Science and Technology 2019 (EKC2019), Vienna, Austria, 15-19.07.2019. Oral Invited presentation: “State-of-the-art, challenges and prospects of heterogeneous photocatalysis”.
- 2018 Annual Nanotechnology Conference, Vienna, Austria, 03-05.09.2018. Oral Invited presentation: “Bridging hetero- and homogeneous photocatalysis: anchoring of Ru-based water oxidation catalyst on CNT-metal oxide hybrid for overall water splitting”.
- 22nd international conference on photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy (IPS-22), Hefei, China, 29.07-03.08.2018. Oral Invited presentation: “Non-covalent wiring of CNT-metal oxide hybrid with Ru-based water oxidation catalyst for overall water splitting”. Austrian Research Association (ÖFG) travel award.
- 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13), Liverpool, UK, 10-13.07.2017. Oral presentation: “Interfacial charge transfer in nanocarbon-inorganic hybrid photocatalysts”
- Seventeenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-dimensional Materials (NT16), Vienna, Austria, 7-13.08.2016. Oral presentation: “Nature and extent of energy/charge transfer at the nanocarbon-metal oxide interface”
- 21st international conference on photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy (IPS-21), St. Petersburg, Russia, 25-29.07.2016. Oral presentation: “Interfacial charge transfer in nanocarbon-inorganic hybrid photocatalysts”. ÖFG travel award.
- 9th European meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications (SPEA9), Strasbourg, France, 13-17.06.2016. Oral presentation: “Crystalline, mesoporous tantalum oxide with large accessible pores for co-catalyst-free photocatalytic hydrogen evolution”.
- 9th Workshop Anorganische Chemie in Österreich (WACÖ2016), Vienna, Austria, 21-22.03.2016. Oral presentation: “Mesostructured tantalum oxides for co-catalyst free photocatalytic hydrogen evolution”.
- European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT), Warsaw, Poland, 20-24.09.2015. Oral presentation: “Nanocarbon hybrids for photocatalytic water splitting hydrogen generation: proof of charge transfer”
- International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12), York, UK, 20-23.07.2015. Poster presentation: “Nanocarbon-inorganic hybrids: Next-generation materials for photocatalytic applications”. Nanoscale Horizons poster prize.
- 1st International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO), Moscow, Russia, 13-18.07.2014. Oral presentation: “Nanocarbon-inorganic hybrids: Next-generation materials for photocatalytic applications”.
- European Congress on Catalysis (EUROPACAT), Lyon, France, 01-06.09.2013. Poster presentation: “CNTs-Ta2O5 hybrids for photocatalytic water splitting hydrogen production”.
- International Conference on Materials for Energy (EnMatII), Karlsruhe, Germany, 12-16.05.2013. Poster presentation: “Nanocarbon-inorganic hybrids for photocatalytic water splitting hydrogen production”.
- International Congress of Catalysis (ICC2012), Münich, Germany, 01-06.07.2012. Poster presentation: “Nanocarbon-metal oxide hybrids for photocatalytic hydrogen production”.
I have acquired various teaching experiences throughout the years at the TU Wien. My current position implies a rather heavy teaching involvement and a variety of courses which can be sub-divided into lectures (I take part as a sole- or co-lecturer) and labs (I take part as a supervisor, organizer, or student assistant):
|period||activity in the course|
|2019 until now||Co-lecturer – 165.103 “Kinetics and Catalysis”|
|2018 - 2019|| |
Organizer/Assistant – 164.289 “Advanced ceramics and electrochemistry”
|2017 until now||Lecturer – 165.093 “Molecule-based and self-assembled materials”|
|2016 - 2021||Co-lecturer – 165.140 “Physicochemical Methods of Materials Characterization”|
|2016 until now|| |
Supervisor/Assistant – 163.145 “Synthesis Laboratory Course”
|2016 until now||Co-lecturer – 163.177 “Fundamentals of Chemistry”|
- Pablo Ayala (11.2020 – ongoing) – University Assistant
- Samar Batool (06.2020 – ongoing) – Project Assistant (FWF)
- Stephen N. Myakala (06.2020 – ongoing) – Project Assistant (FWF)
- Hanane Boumeriame (02.2020 – 08.2020) – visiting Ph.D. from the University of Porto, Portugal (group of Prof. J. Faria) via Ernst Mach Grant
- Jasmin S. Schubert (2019 – ongoing) – University Assistant
- Kamonchanook Roongraung (02.2018 – 08.2018) – visiting Ph.D. from the King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thailand (group of Prof. S. Chuangchote)
- Sreejith P. Nandan (2017 – ongoing) – University and Project Assistant, holder of the Christiane Hörbiger Award
* All Ph.D. students are co-supervised by Prof. D. Eder
- Andreas Lechner (08.2021 – ongoing)
- Vivien Madi (02.2020 - 09.2021) – is currently at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Thesis title “Synthesis and control of nanostructured mixed metal oxide photocatalysts”.
- Pablo Ayala (08.2019 – 05.2020)
Thesis title “Towards single-site photocatalysis: design of non-noble-metal-based systems”.
A part of the results of the project was also published in Catalysts.
- Jasmin S. Schubert (09.2017 – 06.2018)
Thesis title “Synthesis and characterization of metal oxide clusters attached to TiO2 nanoparticles for photocatalytic water splitting reactions”.
A part of the results of the project has been also published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Jasmin received the Otto Vogl Prize for the Best Master Thesis in Chemistry from the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
- Alois Rottensteiner (07.2020 – 09.2020)
Thesis title “Synthesis of Titanium-based Metal-Organic Frameworks and Investigation of their Use as Dark Photocatalytic Systems for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”
- Matthias Preidl (07.2019 – 08.2019)
Thesis title “Investigating cobalt-based polyoxometalates in photocatalytic systems for the water oxidation reaction”
This project contributed to the publication in ChemSusChem.
- Andreas Lechner (05.2018 – 09.2019)
Thesis title “Study on influential factors in the synthesis of copper co-catalyst assisted TiO2 based photocatalysts for H2 generation by sacrificial water splitting”
This project led us to a publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
*All Phd-, Master- and Bacherlorthesis are supervised by Prof. Eder and co-supervised by me.
- Samuel Lukas Hartmann (2022) “Development of MXenes as co-catalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction”
- Magdalena Ladisch (2022) “COK-47 and platinum as a catalyst for photocatalytic water splitting – experiments on cocatalyst concentration and sacrificial agents”
- Lisa Grötzl (2022) “MOF-assisted photocatalytic H2 generation: Synergy of COK-47 and thiomolybdate”
- Simon Eder (2021) “Metal-organic frameworks impregnated with thiomolybdate [Mo3S13]2- clusters for photocatalytic hydrogen-evolution reaction”
- Filip Šmatlo (2021-2022, Erasmus +)
- Adrian Ertl (2021) “Zr- and Ti-based MOFs for hydrogen evolution: ligand composition and impregnation of thiomolybdate clusters”
- Madeline Weisweiller (2021) “Synthesis of titania-based photocatalysts by applying single site isolation strategy”
- Elias Lagger, Nick Parak and Valentina Salbrechter (summer internship 2021)
- Veronika Zeller (2021) “Characterization of Na2Mo3S clusters using (LA-)ICP-MS” (in cooperation with Andreas Limbeck)
- Jim Cloos (2021) “Catalytic hydrogen evolution activity of different photocatalysts”
- Ana Zilic (2021) “Synthesis of Au25/Pd1Au24 clusters and their photocatalytic activity” (in cooperation with Noelia Barrabes)
- Michael Ketter (2021)
- Alireza Emami (2020) “Synthetic strategies towards single-site photocatalysis:”
- Quynh Nguyen (2020) “Attachment of polyoxometalates on TiO2 for optimization of photocatalytic properties in oxygen evolution reaction”
- Glatzl Stefan (2020) “A guideline to construct a Mott-Schottky plot, flat band potential measurements and a calculated density of states of metal-organic frameworks”
- Manuel Holzmann (2019) “Fabrication of MOF-based photoelectrodes”
- Kristina Hofer (2019) “CNT-TiO2 nanocarbon-inorganic hybrids”
- Christoph Riedl (2018) “Towards reaction kinetics of PTMs with TiO2 nanoparticles”
- Max Kolbinger (2018) “Quantification of hydrogen evolution reaction”
- Janko Popovic (2018) “Decoration of TiO2 with non-noble-metal-based co-catalysts”
- Antony Litovoilis (2018) “Photocatalytic deactivation in mixed-phase TiO2”
- Ayala Pablo (2018) “Conversion of Cu-containing MIL-125 into active inorganic photocatalysts”
- Amy Zhongyu Ho (2018) “Towards in situ dye-sensitized photocatalysis”
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