Dr. Jochen Friedl

Jochen Friedl is currently a research associate in the workgroup of Prof. Ulrich Stimming in the School of Chemistry at Newcastle University. In March 2015 he defended his dissertation with the title "Advanced Materials for Redox Flow Batteries" at the Technische Universität München, Germany and passed with the highest distinction. 

He was Research Associate and later Research Fellow at the TUM CREATE research project in Singapore where he investigated novel materials for redox flow batteries, supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries.  

He is an expert in determining the catalytic properties of carbon electrodes and the investigation of classic and novel chemistries for flow batteries.

He was on the Scientific Committee for the CARISMA conference 2017 held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and organized the programme and managed the course of the meeting. For the special issue on the conference, published in Fuel Cells, he acts as Guest Editor.


Work Experience

  • 2015-present: Research Associate School of Chemistry, Newcastle University, United Kingdom;
  • 2011-2015, Research Associate then Research Fellow at TUM CREATE, Singapore;
  • 2010-2015, Doctoral candidate at the Department of Physics, Technische Universität München, Germany;

Honors and Awards

  • Passed dissertation with the highest distinction (summa cum laude);
  • Selected as participant in the inaugural Global Young Scientist Summit in 2012;
  • Best scientific presentation award for the Electrochemistry and New Materials Group, TUM CREATE;
  • Invited to present and to co-chair at the "Similarities & Differences - Fuel Cells - Redox Flow Batteries" Symposium at the EFCF conference in Lucerne on the 7th of July 2017. 

Selected Publications

      • Jochen Friedl, Ulrich Stimming, "Determining Electron Kinetics at Porous Electrodes"Electrochimica Acta, 2017, 227, 235-245. DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2017.01.010.
      • Jochen Friedl, Iulius I.E. Markovits, Max Herpich, Guang Feng, Alexei A. Kornyshev, Ulrich Stimming, "Interface between an Au(111) surface and an ionic liquid: The influence of water on the double layer capacitance", ChemElectroChem, 2016, 4, 216-220. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201600557.
      • Chen, H.; Al-Oweini, R.; Friedl, J.; Lee, C. Y.; Li, L.; Kortz, U.; Stimming, U.; Srinivasan, M. A Novel SWCNT-Polyoxometalate Nanohybrid Material as an Electrode for Electrochemical Supercapacitors. Nanoscale 2015, 7, 7934–7941.
      • Friedl, J.; Al-Oweini, R.; Herpich, M.; Keita, B.; Kortz, U.; Stimming, U. Electrochemical Studies of Tri-Manganese Substituted Keggin Polyoxoanions. Electrochim. Acta 2014, 141, 357–366.
      • Friedl, J.; Bauer, C. M.; Rinaldi, A.; Stimming, U. Electron Transfer Kinetics of the VO2+/VO2+ Reaction on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Carbon 2013, 63, 228–239.
      • Friedl, J.; Stimming, U. Model Catalyst Studies on Hydrogen and Ethanol Oxidation for Fuel Cells. Electrochim. Acta 2013, 101, 41–58.
      • Friedl, J.; Stimming, U. The Importance of Electrochemistry for the Development of Sustainable Mobility. In Energie: Forschung und Konzepte; Bruhns, H., Ed.; Arbeitskreis Energie (AKE) in der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, 2014.
      • Herpich, M.; Friedl, J.; Stimming, U. Scanning Electrochemical Potential Microscopy (SECPM) and Electrochemical STM (EC-STM). In Surface Science Tools for Nanomaterials Characterization; 2015; pp 1–67.