ESR5: Episode One

I started my SENTINEL journey just one month after I obtained my MSc degree in Portugal so there was very little much time to have a good rest but I was immensely excited about what was to come! Although it is not the first time I have studied in Paris, starting this experience is something quite unique for me. I feel incredibly lucky to find myself surrounded by people in the lab who are so supportive and welcoming. It makes adapting to my new environment time much easier but in comparison, adapting to the science behind my project has taken quite some time, as expected for a newcomer.

My project is supervised by Dr. Renaud Cornut and it deals with the local electrochemistry study of non-noble electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) through scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). During my thesis, several electrocatalytic materials and different relevant study methodologies will be employed, possibly leading to appealing results and discussions. I am extremely excited about my first secondment which will be to Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, where I plan to take advantage of nanoscale SECM and I am expecting some interesting outcomes.

Our last network meeting in Paris was a pleasant and productive experience and I am looking forward to the next time I can meet the other SENTINEL fellows again.

Ndrina Limani

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