Dr. Nihat Sahin is a Research Scientist at the EERC, where he designs, constructs, and operates electrochemical reactor systems; designs and executes experimental plans; and analyzes microstructure and composition of single-cell components in support of EERC electrochemical process development projects. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (Applied Electrochemistry) from the University of Poitiers, France; a master’s degree in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering from Istanbul Technical University; and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Faculty of Science, Ege University, Turkey. Prior to his position at the EERC, he had postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Poitiers (France), the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), and the University of Porto (Portugal).
Nihat’s principal areas of interest and expertise include electrocatalysis in aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes and surface electrochemistry including voltammetry, hydrodynamic voltammetry (RDE, RRDE), and CO stripping. He has worked extensively with carbon dioxide electroreduction (CO2RR), oxygen reduction/evolution reactions (ORR/OER), hydrogen evolution/oxidation reactions (HER/HOR), and electro-Fenton degradation of organic compounds.
Nihat grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, and his education brought him all around the world. In his free time, Nihat enjoys traveling and playing chess, which he said gives him energy and helps him stay productive. He particularly loves the Scandinavian nations he has visited.