SIMONE POKRANT

Simone Pokrant
Univ. -Prof. Dr. Simone Pokrant Group Leader Functional Materials (Room No: 1.OG.11)
  • Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2a
  • A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 8044 6281
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 8044 6289
Email Simone Pokrant Research Group

Research Interests

Renewable energy conversion and storage are relevant topics in applied research today, since the use of non-fossil energy sources is essential for the reduction of CO2 emissions. Solar and wind energy harvesting combined with chemical energy storage in batteries or fuels like hydrogen are essential processes, which need to be improved in efficiency, long-term stability and scalability. Although substantial progress has been already achieved, many proposed solutions and devices show good short time efficiencies in laboratory environments, but are too cost-intensive and not yet suitable for large-scale applications. My long-term goal is to contribute to the development of cost effective scalable solutions for energy conversion and storage: On one hand by developing functional materials and devices based on scalable (solid state chemical) fabrication techniques. On the other hand by investigating structure property relations in energy conversion and storage materials with the aim to obtain efficient long-lasting materials.

Lectures

  • Physical Chemistry I (Chemical Thermodynamics); with E. Dachs
  • Physical Chemistry II (Kinetics); with T. Berger
  • Einführung in das chemische Praktikum
  • Chemical Calculus; with D. Euchler, N. Hüsing and D. Reiff
  • Materials Characterization III (Thermophysical Properties and Thermal Analysis)
  • Resource Management, Recovery and Recycling

Career

Since October 2018

  • Professor of Functional Materials, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria) 

2016 - 2018

  • Professor of Physical Chemistry, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken, Germany)

2012 - 2016

  • Research Group Leader at the "Eidgenössischen Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt" (Empa), Department of Materials for Energyconversion (Dübendorf, Switzerland)
  • Lecturer at the Materials Department, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

2007 - 2012

  • Product manager for transmission electron microscopy at Zeis (Oberkochen, Germany) 

2002 - 2007

  • Technical leader the electron microscopy group (Department of physical characterising) at NXP semiconductors (Crolles, France)  

1999 - 2002

  •  Postdoc in Solid State Physics, Laboratoire Louis Néel (Grenoble, France)

Academic Qualifications

1996 - 1999

  • P.h.D Thesis in Physical Chemistry with summa cum laude:"Magnetic Properties of DyN BiM Clusters in Molecular Beams", University of Marburg and Bonn (Germany)

1995 - 1996

  • Master Thesis in Theoretical Chemistry: "Calculating surface effects of CdSe Nanoclusters", University of California (Berkley, USA) 

1993 - 1995

  • Master of Science, Chemistry, University of Marburg (Germany) 

1991 - 1993

  •  Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Tübingen  (Germany)
  • News
    The Project Application BioMat-TEM with the total volume of €1,948 million within the Framework of the Infrastructure funding from the Austrian Research Promotion Agenvy (FFG) has been approved.
    Six researchers from Europe and the USA were recently honored with the prestigious IFIP TC13 Pioneer Award for outstanding contributions on the topic of Human-Computer Interaction worldwide.Among them is the Head of HCI at the PLUS, Prof. Manfred Tscheligi.
    Prof. Dr. Jude Lal Fernando, Assistant Professor at the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, will be holding lectures in SS 2021 on the topic of "Interreligious Relations in Asia" at the Centre for Intercultural Theology in the area of Religious Studies.
    Invitation to the online conference: Corona - a catastrophe?
    The programme for the summer semester is now online and the courses will be released shortly. We have improved our entrepreneurship courses. register by the 14th March 2021.
    The restrictions of the pandemic – not only at the university – are becoming even more testing. Thank to everyone who, despite all the difficulties, has helped to keep the university running as best they can.
    Challenges, processes and ambivalences -ÖFEB Social Pedagogy Section Series, Volume 6
    After talks with the ministry and intensive consultation with the deans, the rectorate of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg has decided that exams should generally only be conducted online at the moment. The following points apply here:
    We would like to remind you of the Call for Lectures, which is still open until 28th February. Apply to be a lecturer at the ditact_women‘s IT summer studies, which will take place from the 23rd August.- 04th September 2021 at the University of Salzburg. It is very important to us to also support young female lecturers. E
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 04.03.21 Grenzgänge - Folgen von neuen Grenzen für Arbeit und Unternehmen 4.3.2021
  • Alumni Club
  • PRESS
  • University of Salzburg's facebook site University of Salzburg's twitter site University of Salzburg's instagram site University of Salzburg's flickr site University of Salzburg's vimeo site