Dr. Pannan Isa Kyesmen

Georg Forster Research Fellowship

Dr. Pannan Isa Kyesmen

My research areas

Nanomaterials for energy applications, photocatalysis, hydrogen generation, and solar energy harnessing.

Home University / Research Institute

Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria.

Host research group

Chair for Surface Science and Corrosion, Prof. Dr. Patrik Schmuki

Research period at the Faculty of Engineering, FAU

01 April 2024 to 31 March 2026

What is the focus of your research during your visit?

Heterostructure of Ti-doped α-Fe2O3 and TiFe-bimetallic metal-organic frameworks modified with Pt single-atom co-catalysts for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production.

I choose FAU because

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of the top Universities around the world, ranked number 340 in the 2023 QS world ranking. In particular, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where I plan to conduct my research, achieved the best QS world ranking by subject for the University. It is placed at 70th position worldwide and among the top six in Germany. FAU has consistently been competitive and successful locally and globally through the provision and sustenance of a vibrant research and teaching ecosystem that is well-equipped with facilities, suitable for effective researchers. In addition, the host research group at FAU, Chair for Surface Science and Corrosion (LKO), is well-equipped with adequate facilities needed for the execution of my research work. More so, my research host at FAU, Prof. Dr. Patrik Schmuki, is very versatile and well-experienced in developing nanomaterials and technologies for hydrogen generation. He is a suitable host for the execution of my research at FAU.

Further information

Prof. Dr. Patrik Schmuki
Chair for Surface Science and Corrosion