Quirina Roode Gutzmer
Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany
Quirina Roode Gutzmer graduated with an MSc in Chemistry, and studied complexation of metal ions by designer molecules, such as macrocycles, cryptates, and incorporation of metal ions in crystal structures. The development of further skills in applied mathematics enabled her to conduct theoretical work in the calculation of diffusion in lithium-ion-batteries. Her experimental work in material science has previously involved doping photocatalysts, as well as developing composite materials using graphene. Her current work involves calixarene synthesis with the objective of transferring this know-how towards the development of functionalized graphene membranes with the purpose of selectively removing actinides and lanthanides from aqueous solutions, and to investigate possibilities for pilot scale production.