Three graduates from the 2020 EACH cohort, all from the Åbo Akademi study track, recently participated in the 8th Baltic Electrochemistry Conference: Finding New Inspiration 2 (BEChem 2024) held in Tartu, Estonia, from April 14-17, 2024. During the conference’s poster session, they presented their current research.

EACH graduates presenting their poster (From left to right: Raegan, Majid, Paulo)

Raegan Chambers, a PhD student at the University of Tartu, shared her research titled, “Pt nanoparticles electrochemically deposited onto heteroatom-doped graphene supports as electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction in acid media.” Her work delves into how doping on graphene support affects the electrocatalytic activity of platinum nanoparticles in the oxygen reduction reaction.

John Paulo Samin, also pursuing a PhD at the University of Tartu, presented his findings on unified pH measurements in low polarity solvents through his poster titled “pH measurement and acidity scale development of acid solutions in 1,2-dichloroethane”.

Majid Al-waeel, continuing his PhD studies at the University of Turku, Finland, introduced his research on “Electrospray-deposited polydopamine films for biodegradable supercapacitors.” His study explored a novel copper-assisted oxidation method to produce polydopamine films and assess their potential as a component of a biodegradable supercapacitor.

The four-day conference, hosted by the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Tartu in collaboration with the Estonian electrochemistry society Elektrokeemia Selts, centered around electrochemistry topics. These included electrocatalysis, batteries, computational approaches in interfacial electrochemistry, and novel methods for material analysis.

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