Nick Hausen


Nick Hausen

Chair of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Technical Chemistry


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B 319

Worringerweg 1



Phone: +49 241 80 26185
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22177


Water electrolysis plays a central role in the development of sustainable energy storage and a clean hydrogen economy. In addition to the research of new catalyst systems, there is a need to investigate flexibly operable plants for water electrolysis in order to make the best possible use of the daily fluctuations of renewable power sources such as photovoltaics or wind power. For this purpose, it is particularly important to optimize the booting of an electrolysis cell. The booting of an electrolytic cell depends, among other things, on the surface properties of the catalyst, which can be specifically modified electrochemically. The resulting changes in the electrode activity are examined for trends using various machine learning models in order to target the optimization of the oxygen formation reaction.