M.Sc. Niklas Ortlieb


M.Sc. Niklas Ortlieb

Born in Bietigheim-Bissingen in 1993

Doctoral student


Curriculum Vitae:

I studied chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. My bachelor thesis in the Kurz group was about the evolution of hydrogen catalyzed by molybdenum sulfide as a synthetic mimic of the enzyme nitrogenase. In my master studies I deepened my knowledge in functional materials. As part of my studies I completed a three month research internship in the group of Thomas Wågberg at the Umeå University in Sweden, investigating the photocatalytical fixation of nitrogen as ammonia by molybdenum sulfide. I finished the master studies with my master thesis in the Kurz group about carbon supported molybdenum sulfide as a hydrogen evolution catalyst, which continued the topic of my bachelor thesis. Now I work in the Fischer group using the enzyme nitrogenase to investigate the development of suitable electrode materials for the immobilization and technical use of this enzyme.




Topics of interest:

  • Synthesis and characterization of electrodes for enzyme immobilization
  • Photo(electrochemical) characterization of enzymes



Activities outside of the laboratory:

  • Sports (basketball, canoeing)
  • Building up my own little workshop
  • Cooking
  • Reading



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