K. Kiran

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry


In March 2022, she joined Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher. At TU/e, she will be working on the synthesizing porous electrodes for reversible fuel cells for space applications, a project funded by the European Space Agency. The aim of the project is to develop non-precious electrodeposited catalysts on 3D printed electrodes and the research will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Twente.


Kiran obtained her bachelor’s (BSc) and master’s (MSc) degrees in Physics from Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU Rohtak), India. She subsequently proceeded to Goa for a brief project assistantship at the Birla Institute of Science and Technology (BITS). Having secured a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and  (ESKAS), she carried out her PhD at the University of Bern (Unibe) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Broekmann. Her PhD research focused on developing innovative porous catalysts for electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion to chemical feedstocks. She synthesized monometallic and binary foams to be used as catalysts. Along with the catalyst development, she also worked with various characterization techniques for bulk and surface analysis such as SEM, EDX, XRD, operando XAS and Raman.

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