Stefan A. Freunberger

MSc Vienna University of Technology, 2003

PhD ETH Zurich, 2007

postdoc: University of St Andrews, 2008 – 2012

PI: Graz University of Technology, 2012 – 2020

Assistant Professor: IST Austria, 2020 –

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Stefan Freunberger obtained his PhD in Chemistry from ETH Zürich and was post doc at the University of St Andrews, working on many aspects of Li-O2 chemistry. He has been PI at TU Graz and is since 2020 Assistant Professor at IST Austria, with research interests embracing energy-storage materials, including alkaline-ion and metal-O2 and metal-S batteries, electrolytes, and in situ techniques. His research has been recognized by the Srinivasan Young Investigator Award of The Electrochemical Society, the invited visiting professorship La Chaire Total de la Fondation Balard, elected membership of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Tajima Prize 2018 of the International Society of Electrochemistry, the Krainer Memorial Award 2020 , and an ERC Starting Grant.

Contact Info

Stefan A. Freunberger
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Am Campus 1
3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 2243 9000 2169
E-Mail: stefan.freunberger(at)

Julia Valentin

B.Sc. , TU Wien, Austria, 2023

Julia is working on energy storage with bulk liquid redox materials.

Lakshman Vedavyas KILARI

Lakshman is a Msc student in Materials Science from University of Milano-Bicocca. His research at ISTA is currently focused on Electrochemical analysis of organic bulk liquid redoxflow batteries.


Rajesh B. Jethwa

M.Sc, University of Cambridge, UK, 2017

Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK, 2022

Rajesh obtained his MSc and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge where his doctoral thesis focused on the investigation of quinoidal compounds for use as redox flow battery electrolytes. His interests lie in organic redox active materials for battery materials.

Soumyadip Mondal

M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, India, 2020

Soumyadip’s research is focused on charge transfer mechanisms in redox materials.

Bhargavi Pant

M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Warangal, India, 2020

Bhargavi’s research is focused on the Study of oxygen electrochemistry involved in Li-air and Li-rich transition metal layered materials.

Angelina Castro Trujillo

Angelina joins as a MSc student in the framework of the MESC+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme in Materials Science and Electrochemistry. Angelina is working on energy storage with bulk liquid redox materials.

Agathe Billon

Agathe is doing her MSc. in physics and chemistry at the ESPCI in France. Her research is focused on the creation of the ternary diagram of Li/S/Electrolyte in order to better understand the polysulfide shuttle in the Li/S batteries.

Fernando Solorio Soto

Fernando is a MSc student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree MESC+. His research is focused on the development of a RedoxFlow setup for organic bulk liquid redox materials.

Ethan Olivier

Ethan is a M.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry, École Supérieur de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle, France. Ethan's research project focus on the creation of the ternary diagram : Li/S-Electrolyte in order to better understand the polysulfide shuttle inside Li/S batteries.

Aiswarya Rayaroth Puthiyaveettil – Intern

Sai Pranav Vanam – Intern

Thi Khanh Huyen Nguyen – Intern

Hannah Okesade – Intern

Maciej Ejsmont – Intern

Jonathan Demaimay – Intern

Emmanuel Onyeka Ezeoba – Intern

Mariarosaria Tuccillo – visiting Ph.D. student (now Sapienza University, Rome)

Zahid Manzoor Bhat – Ph.D.,postdoc

Lorena Layana – Intern (now ISTA)

Martin Napetschnig – Intern (now TU Graz)

Konstantin Weber – Intern (now ETH Zürich)

Christine Fiedler – Intern (now Ibáñez Lab, IST Austria)

Seungho Lee – Intern (now Ibáñez Lab, IST Austria)

Christian Prehal – postdoc (now Marie Curie Fellow, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Yann Petit – Ph.D. (now CEA, France)

Aleksej Samojlov – Ph.D.

Eléonore Mourad – postdoc (now A.T.E.R. University of Bordeaux, France)

Daniel Mijailovic – Ph.D. (now University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Christian Leypold – Ph.D., postdoc

Alen Vizintin – postdoc (now National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Nika Mahne – Ph.D. (now austria micro systems)

Lukas Schafzahl – M.Sc. & Ph.D. (now austria micro systems)

Bettina Schafzahl – Ph.D. (now austria micro systems)

Anjana Raj – M.Sc. (now IISER Pune, India)

Anita Leitgeb – postdoc (now Mayer-Melnhof)

Sandra Grumm – M.Sc. (now austria micro systems)

Tobias Mueller – M.Sc. (now austria micro systems)