• 1999:  Diploma in Physics, University of Bonn
  • 2002:  PhD in Physical Chemistry, Univ. Bonn (Prof. Klaus Wandelt)
  • 2002 – 2004:  Postdoc, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • 2005 – 2010:  Emmy Noether Group Leader, Technical University of Munich
  • 2010 – 2016:  Associate Professor in Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • since 2016:  Professor in Physical Chemistry, University of Bern
  • NanoElectrochemistry (size selected clusters as model electrocatalysts)
  • Degradation of fuel cell catalysts and development of improved supports
  • Catalysts for high temperature fuel cells
  • Alkaline electrolysis
  • Selective catalysts for the decentralized production of valuable chemicals 

For a full list of publications, please see:

Researcher ID: C-3195-2016




Publications recorded in BORIS (Bern Open Repository and Information System): 

Journal Article

Fleige, Michael J; Wiberg, Gustav; Arenz, Matthias (2017). Design and Application of External Reference Electrode for Kinetic Studies at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures. Journal of the electrochemical society, 164(7), F821-F824. The Electrochemical Society 10.1149/2.1051707jes

Kacenauskaite, Laura; Quinson, Jonathan; Schultz, Hannibal; Kirkensgaard, Jacob Judas Kain; Kunz, Sebastian Markwart; Vosch, Tom; Arenz, Matthias (2017). UV-Induced Synthesis and Stabilization of Surfactant-Free Colloidal Pt Nanoparticles with Controlled Particle Size in Ethylene Glycol. ChemNanoMat, 3(2), pp. 89-93. Wiley 10.1002/cnma.201600313

Inaba, Masanori; Quinson, Jonathan; Arenz, Matthias (2017). pH matters: The influence of the catalyst ink on the oxygen reduction activity determined in thin film rotating disk electrode measurements. Journal of power sources, 353, pp. 19-27. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.03.140

Speder, Jozsef; Zana, Alessandro; Arenz, Matthias (2016). The colloidal tool-box approach for fuel cell catalysts: Systematic study of perfluorosulfonate-ionomer impregnation and Pt loading. Catalysis today, 262, pp. 82-89. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cattod.2015.09.021

Deng, Yu-Jia; Tripkovic, Vladimir; Rossmeisl, Jan; Arenz, Matthias (2016). Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt Overlayers Deposited onto a Gold Film: Ligand, Strain, and Ensemble Effect. ACS Catalysis, 6(2), pp. 671-676. American Chemical Society 10.1021/acscatal.5b02409

Kramm, U.I.; Zana, Alessandro; Vosch, T.; Fiechter, S.; Arenz, Matthias; Schmeißer, D. (2016). On the structural composition and stability of Fe-N-C catalysts prepared by an intermediate acid leaching. Journal of solid state electrochemistry, 20(4), pp. 969-981. Springer 10.1007/s10008-015-3060-z

Zana, Alessandro; Vosch, T.; Arenz, Matthias (2016). The colloidal tool-box approach for fuel cell catalysts: utilizing graphitized carbon supports. Electrochimica acta, 197, pp. 221-227. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.03.041

Nesselberger, M.; Arenz, Matthias (2016). InSitu FTIR Spectroscopy: Probing the Electrochemical Interface during the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on a Commercial Platinum High-Surface-Area Catalyst. ChemCatChem, 8(6), pp. 1125-1131. WILEY-VCH 10.1002/cctc.201501193

Kacenauskaite, L.; Swane, A. A.; Kirkensgaard, J. J. K.; Fleige, M.; Kunz, S.; Vosch, T.; Arenz, Matthias (2016). Synthesis Mechanism and Influence of Light on Unprotected Platinum Nanoparticles Synthesis at Room Temperature. ChemNanoMat, 2(2), pp. 104-107. Wiley 10.1002/cnma.201500118

Fleige, M.; Holst-Olesen, K.; Wiberg, G. K. H.; Arenz, Matthias (2016). Evaluation of temperature and electrolyte concentration dependent Oxygen solubility and diffusivity in phosphoric acid. Electrochimica acta, 209, pp. 399-406. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.05.048

Deng, Y. J.; Wiberg, G. K. H.; Zana, Alessandro; Arenz, Matthias (2016). On the oxygen reduction reaction in phosphoric acid electrolyte: Evidence of significantly increased inhibition at steady state conditions. Electrochimica acta, 204, pp. 78-83. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.04.065

Pizzutilo, Enrico; Geiger, Simon; Grote, J-P; Mingers, A; Mayrhofer, Karl Johann Jakob; Arenz, Matthias; Cherevko, Serhiy (2016). On the Need of Improved Accelerated Degradation Protocols (ADPs): Examination of Platinum Dissolution and Carbon Corrosion in Half-Cell Tests. Journal of the electrochemical society, 163(14), F1510-F1514. The Electrochemical Society 10.1149/2.0731614jes

Arenz, Matthias; Zana, Alessandro (2016). Fuel cell catalyst degradation: Identical location electron microscopy and related methods. Nano energy, 29, pp. 299-313. Elsevier 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.04.027

Working Paper

Hamill, JM; Zhao, XT; Mészáros, Gábor; Bryce, MR; Arenz, Matthias (2017). Fast data sorting with modified principal component analysis to distinguish unique single molecular break junction trajectories