Justus Sebastian Diercks

Justus Dierkcs

Ph.D. student LEC since 08/2018

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


University Education 

Colorado School of Mines - (10/2017 – 04/2018)
  • Master Thesis: "Solid state ammonia synthesis electrode material characterization and testing in a protonic ceramic electrochemical cell" 
  • Scholarship by the "DAAD Promos" program
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) -(2016 – 2018)
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Focus Topic: Technical Chemistry & Physical Chemistry of Solids
  • Research Thesis: "Model-based performance analysis of a solid oxide co-electrolyzer to produce syngas"
Philipps-Universität Marburg - (2013 – 2016)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Thesis: "Electrochemical studies of Laser-carbonized ePolyVlies on the basis of Polyacrylonitrile as electrode material for supercapacitors" 

Job Experience

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) - Institute of Chemical Technology - (Aug. 2016–Mai 2017)
  • Graduate Research Assistant
Vattenfall Europe AG - (Okt. 2012–Dez. 2012)
  • Engineering Intern for Power Plant Technology



Permyakova Rohner, A. A.; Herranz, J.; El Kazzi, M.; Diercks, J. S.; Povia, M.; Mangani, L.; Horisberger, M.; Patru, A.; Schmidt, T. J.; On the Oxidation State of Cu2O upon Electrochemical CO2 Reduction: an XPS Study, ChemPhysChem, 2019, 20, 1-9.

Banerjee, A.;Wang, Y.; Diercks, J.; Deutschmann, O.; Hierarchical modeling of solid oxide cells and stacks producing syngas via H2O/CO2 Co-electrolysis for industrial applications, Applied Energy 2018, 996-1013.