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Exploring the impacts of disorder in complex functional materials

PhD defence, Tuesday 30 May 2023, Melissa Jane Marks

Melissa Jane Marks

During her PhD studies, Melissa Jane Marks investigated the impacts of various forms of disorder in layered photocatalytic materials. Photocatalysis is an emerging technology which uses sunlight in conjunction with a semiconducting catalyst to facilitate and accelerate chemical reactions. Although in the early stages of development, this technology shows promise for various energy and environmental applications.

The ultra-thin and highly-disordered nature of many layered materials facilitates superior photocatalytic performance. Developing a nuanced understanding of the interplay between the features and properties of these complex photocatalytic materials may therefore greatly improve the rate at which this technology develops.
The PhD study was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday 30th May 2023 at 14:15
Place: Building 1593, 012, iNANO Auditorium, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus C 8000
Title of PhD thesis: Investigating disorder in layered photocatalytic materials
Contact information: Melissa Jane Marks, e-mail: mmarks@inano.au.dk

Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Thomas Just Sørensen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Andrew Goodwin, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, England

Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal (chair), Department of Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Nina Lock, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering and iNANO, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS, Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.

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