Research Group of Tanja Vidaković-Koch

Research Group of Tanja Vidaković-Koch

Electrochemical Energy Conversion: Powering Artificial Life

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg

Electrochemical Energy Conversion (EEC) group of Tanja Vidaković-Koch focuses on understanding and development of new electrochemical processes and related diagnostic methods. Our special focus is on dynamics of electrochemical processes in fuel cells and electrolysers, as well as on bioelectrochemical processes.

In the context of MaxSynBio research, EEC group is working on conceptually new process designs for the energy conversion. By following a bottom-up approach of the synthetic biology, our motivation is to design and reconstitute energy conversion infrastructure of an artificial cell. Toward this end, chemically-driven (or substrate-driven) and light-driven approach to energy regeneration, in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), are explored. Finally, EEC is developing novel methodology for functional integration of energy regeneration module with various artificial cell designs.

Biochemists, electrochemists and molecular biologists interfacing to build versatile synthetic constructs. more
Energy Regeneration Modules, Metabolic Conversions and System Integration.  more

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