Ph.D. students

Alexander Milbrat, M.Sc.

Alexander Milbrat
Meander 212
+31 53 489 4230

Alexander Milbrat studied Chemical Engineering at Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany) with the specialization in Applied Chemistry. He received his Bachelor of Science in October 2010 after a 6 month exchange at Juniata College (USA) where he did an internship and performed the research for his Bachelor thesis. During this time he worked on the preparation and characterization of bis‑diazomethylketones as chelate ligands under the supervision of Prof. Richard R. Hark (Juniata College) and Prof. Hermann Büttner (Münster University of Applied Sciences).

Alexander received his Master of Science in December 2012. He focused in his Master assignment on the preparation of silicon nanowires for photocatalytic applications. The project was carried out at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) in the Photocatalytic Synthesis (PCS) and Molecular Nanofabrication (MnF) groups under the supervision of Prof. Guido Mul, Prof. Jurriaan Huskens (both University of Twente) and Prof. Thomas Jüstel (Münster University of Applied Sciences).

Apart from his study, Alexander also worked as a Research Assistant in the Tailored Optical Materials (TOM) group at Münster University of Applied Sciences between November 2009 and February 2012 where he researched novel afterglow phosphors. One of these projects regarding a yellow long lasting phosphor has been published (Journal of Luminescence 132 (2012) 2398–2403).

Between April 2011 and April 2012, Alexander was an elected member of the faculty council Chemical Engineering at Münster University of Applied Sciences. During this time he represented over 500 Chemical Engineering students together with three other students in the council.

Since January 2013, Alexander is a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Prof. Guido Mul (PCS) and Prof. Jurriaan Huskens (MnF) at the University of Twente. The aim of his project is to structurally organize silicon-based solar-to-fuel devices.