M. Sc. Winni Schwedland

Topics of research

  • Electrode Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Kinetic Properties of Ion-Intercalation Reactions
  • Ab Initio Modelling of Solid-State Systems

Working Experience

  • 01/2024 – present Guest Scientist
    Sauer Group – Quantum Chemistry of Solid-State Compounds and Catalysis
  • 03/2021 – 06/2023 Student Research Assistant
    Sauer Group – Quantum Chemistry of Solid-State Compounds and Catalysis
  • 08/2019 – 03/2021 Student Teaching Assistant
    Volmer Group – Fundamentals and Applications of Bioanalytical Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry

Publications and Conferences

  • 03/2024 Bunsen-Tagung 2024, High-Resolution Structural Methods in Material and Life Sciences
    Structure and Reactivity of Frist Row Transition Metal Substituted Aluminum Oxide Cluster
  • 09/2023 International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters (ISSPIC XXI)
    Elucidating the Structure and Reactivity of First Row Transition Metal Oxide Clusters by Combining Experiment and Theory
  • 06/2023 Bunsen-Tagung 2023, Physical Chemistry of the Energy Transition
    The “Key” towards Methane Conversion: Gas Phase C-H Bond Activation by First Row Transition Metal Oxide Clusters
  • 09/2022 Bunsen-Tagung 2022, Understanding Dispersion Interactions in Molecular Chemistry
    Which Computational Methods to Trust for Modelling CO2 Adsorption on Fe-MOF-74

Educational background 

Ph.D.

01/2024 – present
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Master’s degree

04/2021 – 11/2023 M.Sc. Chemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Thesis: Characterization of the Kinetic Properties of Glyme-Based Electrolytes for Sodium Ion Co-Intercalation in Graphite via Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm

Bachelor’s degree

10/2021 – 01/2021 B.Sc. Chemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Thesis: QM:QM Calculations for the Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide and Molecular Oxygen on the Fe-MOF-74
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Joachim Sauer

Awards & Accomplishments

04/2019 – 03/2022 Deutschlandstipendium
For outstanding achievements as a student in the chemistry degree B.Sc.