Mikael Valter

PhD Student, Chemical Physics, Department of Physics

My project consists of computational methods to understand the microscopic process involved in decomposing organic compounds in water. This is done to guarantee high quality of water cleaning or improving it in other ways, e.g. energy self-sustainability.
I use mainly density functional theory and to some extent experimental methods like cyclic voltammetry to study electrochemical decomposition of simple organic compounds, like glycerol and methanol, to carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas. The reaction takes place in a liquid environment facilitated by catalysis on gold, and the experiments are performed in collaboration with experimental colleages in the Chemical Physics group.
I received my degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2015.

Published: Fri 09 Oct 2015. Modified: Fri 08 Sep 2017