Prof. Dr. Peter Strasser

Keynote Speaker /

Technische Universität Berlin

Peter Strasser is a chaired professor of Electrochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University Berlin. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston. Before moving to Houston, he worked at Symyx Technologies as a postdoctoral associate and Senior Staff Scientist. He studied Chemistry at Tübingen University, Stanford University and the University of Pisa and received his PhD in Physical Electrochemistry under Gerhard Ertl at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin. Electrocatalysis is a central theme in his career. His interests have been ranging from electrocatalytic oscillations to high throughput catalyst discovery to fundamental understanding of electrified catalytic interfaces for clean energy technologies.

Recognitions of his work include the 2023 ECS Carl Wagner Memorial Award, 2022 F-cell award, the EFCF Christian Schönbein Gold Medal award, the RSC Faraday Medal, the ISE Brian Conway Prize, the IAHE Sir William Grove award, the Otto-Roelen medal in Catalysis from the German Catalysis Society, and the Otto-Hahn Medal from the Max-Planck Society. He is Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). He is member of the European Science Academy, Academia Europea.

Together with his team, Peter has authored more than 350 Journal publications and edited the book High-Throughput Screening in Chemical Catalysis. He is a named inventor on 19 issued U.S. and European patents. He has mentored spin-off companies such as “DexLeChem” and recently “Liquid Loop” that commercialized technology from his labs.