Nicolas Daub

PhD student


After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany, I moved to the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, to obtain my master’s degree in Chemistry. During my master studies my interest in organic chemistry, especially functional materials, increased. I worked on the synthesis of polymers and small molecules as well as on their processing in organic field-effect transistors. Following my new interest, my master thesis was about the synthesis of functional materials containing a diazepine structure at the work group of Prof.dr. U. Bunz.


Afterwards, I joined the M2N group as a PhD candidate under the supervision of prof. dr. René Janssen and dr. Koen Hendriks from the DIFFER institute to face today’s energy challenges. I am working on the synthesis of multi-electron redox active molecules and their application in non-aqueous redox flow batteries. The combination of chemistry, physics and material science enables me different perspectives on the various challenges, redox flow batteries still have. Thereby, it allows me to do research on the edge of innovation to make the world more sustainable.