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Professor Carsten Schwandt

National Chair Professor of Materials Science and Metallurgy CS
at the University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK

Carsten has a diverse research portfolio in the realms of energy materials and sustainable processing. His specific areas of interest are the synthesis, characterisation and evaluation of materials for application in devices such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells and electrochemical sensors, as well as the development of molten salt-based processes and reactors for the extraction of reactive metals, the recycling of strategic metals and the production of nano-scale carbon.

Carsten has acquired considerable experience in industrial liaising and technology transfer, has one commercialised technology in the area of electrochemical sensors, and is involved in various other commercialisation efforts. He holds one directorship and is a consultant to several spin-out companies. Carsten is a member of four professional bodies and serves on three committees. He teaches thermodynamics, electrochemistry and materials chemistry.