Professor Harry Hoster FRSC

Professor & Director of Energy Lancaster

Research Overview

Harry Hoster is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Director of Energy Lancaster at Lancaster University.Energy Lancaster brings together Lancaster University's world leading expertise in a wide range of energy related areas covering the demand and supply of energy.Harry Hoster's own research explores the physical and chemical properties of surfaces and solids. His goal is rational design: improving electrode materials for fuel cells and batteries. His special interest: boiling it all down to single atoms and molecules, i.e., under standing the microscopic fundamentals behind the macroscopic performance of electrochemical cells. After receiving a degree in physics from Bonn University in 1996, Professor Hoster was awarded a fellowship by the German "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie" for full-time doctoral study on anode materials for methanol fuel cells (working with T. Iwasita and W. Vielstich in Munich).After working on a postdoctoral research project in São Paulo, in 2003 he set up a surface science and electrochemistry research group at the Institute of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis under Professor R. J. Behm in Ulm. Having acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (venia legendi/habilitation) in physical chemistry in 2010, he assumed the position of Associate Professor at the Institute of Technical Electrochemistry at TUM. In 2011 he became Scientific Director of TUM CREATE in Singapore. TUM CREATE is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research programme on electric vehicle technology. Within TUM CREATE, he also became Principal Investigator of the research project "Electrochemistry and New Materials". In 2013, he was awarded a position as Visiting Professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2015, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Electrochemical kinetics: a surface-science supported picture of hydrogen electrochemistry on Ru(0001) and Pt/Ru(0001)
Mercer, M., Hoster, H.E. 11/2017 In: Electrocatalysis. 8, 6, p. 518-529. 12 p.
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The influence of point defects on the entropy profiles of Lithium Ion Battery cathodes: a lattice-gas Monte Carlo study
Mercer, M.P., Finnigan, S., Kramer, D., Richards, D., Hoster, H.E. 1/07/2017 In: Electrochimica Acta. 241, p. 141-152. 12 p.
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Influence of carbon microstructure on the Li–O2 battery first-discharge kinetics
Wijaya, O., Hoster, H.E., Rinaldi, A. 05/2017 In: International Journal of Energy Research. 41, 6, p. 889-898. 10 p.
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Emissions: Step on the natural gas for German cars
Csala, D., Hoster, H.E. 11/01/2017 In: Nature. 541, 1 p.
Letter

Lithium-oxygen cells: an analytical model to explain the key features in the discharge voltage profiles
Rinaldi, A., Wijaya, O., Hoster, H.E. 11/2016 In: ChemElectroChem. 3, 11, p. 1944-1950. 7 p.
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Ultrahigh vacuum and electrocatalysis: the powers of quantitative surface imaging
Mercer, M., Hoster, H.E. 11/2016 In: Nano Energy. 29, p. 394-413. 20 p.
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Temperature dependency of state of charge inhomogeneities and their equalization in cylindrical lithium-ion cells
Osswald, P.J., Erhard, S.V., Rheinfeld, A., Rieger, B., Hoster, H., Jossen, A. 15/10/2016 In: Journal of Power Sources. 329, p. 546-552. 7 p.
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On battery recovery effect in wireless sensor nodes
Narayanaswamy, S., Schlueter, S., Steinhorst, S., Lukasiewycz, M., Chakraborty, S., Hoster, H.E. 27/05/2016 In: ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES). 21, 4, 28 p.
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Current density distribution in cylindrical Li-Ion cells during impedance measurements
Osswald, P.J., Erhard, S.V., Noel, A., Kiel, P., Kindermann, F.M., Hoster, H.E., Jossen, A. 15/05/2016 In: Journal of Power Sources. 314, p. 93-101. 9 p.
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Vehicle emissions: Volkswagen and the road to Paris
Whiteman, G., Hoster, H. 4/11/2015 In: Nature. 527, 7576, 1 p.
Letter

Fast and accurate measurement of entropy profiles of commercial lithium-ion cells
Osswald, P.J., Rosario, M.d., Garche, J., Jossen, A., Hoster, H. 20/09/2015 In: Electrochimica Acta. 177, p. 270-276. 7 p.
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Vanadium-based polyoxometalate as new material for sodium-ion battery anodes
Hartung, S., Bucher, N., Chen, H., Al-Oweini, R., Sreejith, S., Borah, P., Yanli, Z., Kortz, U., Stimming, U., Hoster, H., Srinivasan, M. 15/08/2015 In: Journal of Power Sources. 288, p. 270-277. 8 p.
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Simulation and measurement of local potentials of modified commercial cylindrical cells: I. Cell preparation and measurements
Osswald, P.J., Erhard, S.V., Wilhelm, J., Hoster, H.E., Jossen, A. 5/08/2015 In: Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 162, 10, p. A2099-A2105. 7 p.
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Suppressing vertical displacement of lithiated silicon particles in high volumetric capacity battery electrodes
Yu, D.Y.W., Zhou, M., Hoster, H. 08/2015 In: ChemElectroChem. 2, 8, p. 1090-1095. 6 p.
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Sodium vanadium oxide: a new material for high-performance symmetric sodium-ion batteries
Hartung, S., Bucher, N., Nair, V.S., Ling, C.Y., Wang, Y., Hoster, H.E., Srinivasan, M. 21/07/2014 In: ChemPhysChem. 15, 10, p. 2121-2128. 8 p.
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Impact of active material surface area on thermal stability of LiCoO2 cathode
Geder, J., Hoster, H.E., Jossen, A., Garche, J., Yu, D.Y.W. 1/07/2014 In: Journal of Power Sources. 257, p. 286-292. 7 p.
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Enhanced cycling stability of o-LiMnO2 cathode modified by lithium boron oxide coating for lithium-ion batteries
Nagasubramanian, A., Yu, D.Y.W., Hoster, H., Srinivasan, M. 07/2014 In: Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. 18, 7, p. 1915-1922. 8 p.
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Layered NaxMnO2+z in sodium ion batteries-influence of morphology on cycle performance
Bucher, N., Hartung, S., Nagasubramanian, A., Cheah, Y.L., Hoster, H.E., Madhavi, S. 11/06/2014 In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 6, 11, p. 8059-8065. 7 p.
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History effects in lithium-oxygen batteries: how initial seeding influences the discharge capacity
Rinaldi, A., Wijaya, O., Hoster, H.E., Yu, D.Y.W. 05/2014 In: ChemSusChem. 7, 5, p. 1283-1288. 6 p.
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Bulk antimony sulfide with excellent cycle stability as next-generation anode for lithium-ion batteries
Yu, D.Y.W., Hoster, H.E., Batabyal, S.K. 2/04/2014 In: Scientific Reports. 4, 6 p.
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Oxygen reduction on structurally well defined, bimetallic PtRu surfaces: monolayer PtxRu1-x/Ru(0001) surface alloys versus Pt film covered Ru(0001)
Brimaud, S., Engstfeld, A.K., Alves, O.B., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J. 02/2014 In: Topics in Catalysis. 57, 1-4, p. 222-235. 14 p.
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Strongly coupled carbon nanofiber-metal oxide coaxial nanocables with enhanced lithium storage properties
Zhang, G., Wu, H.B., Hoster, H.E., Lou, X.W.(. 01/2014 In: Energy and Environmental Science. 7, 1, p. 302-305. 4 p.
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A novel ionic liquid for Li ion batteries - uniting the advantages of guanidinium and piperidinium cations
Bucher, N., Hartung, S., Arkhipova, M., Yu, D., Kratzer, P., Maas, G., Srinivasan, M., Hoster, H.E. 2014 In: RSC Advances. 4, 4, p. 1996-2003. 8 p.
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Activating vanadium's highest oxidation state in the NASICON structure
Mason, C.W., Gocheva, I., Hoster, H.E., Yu, D.Y.W. 2014 In: ECS Transactions. ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY INC p. 41-46. 6 p.
Conference contribution

Hierarchically porous three-dimensional electrodes of CoMoO4 and ZnCo2O4 and their high anode performance for lithium ion batteries
Yu, H., Guan, C., Rui, X., Ouyang, B., Yadian, B., Huang, Y., Zhang, H., Hoster, H.E., Fan, H.J., Yan, Q. 2014 In: Nanoscale. 6, 18, p. 10556-10561. 6 p.
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Iron(III) sulfate: a stable, cost effective electrode material for sodium ion batteries
Mason, C.W., Gocheva, I., Hoster, H.E., Yu, D.Y.W. 2014 In: Chemical Communications. 50, 18, p. 2249-2251. 3 p.
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Building 3D structures of vanadium pentoxide nanosheets and application as electrodes in supercapacitors
Zhu, J., Cao, L., Wu, Y., Gong, Y., Liu, Z., Hoster, H.E., Zhang, Y., Zhang, S., Yang, S., Yan, Q., Ajayan, P.M., Vajtai, R. 11/2013 In: Nano Letters. 13, 11, p. 5408-5413. 6 p.
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Facile preparation of ordered porous Graphene-Metal Oxide@C binder-free electrodes with high Li storage performance
Zhu, J., Yang, D., Rui, X., Sim, D., Yu, H., Hng, H.H., Hoster, H.E., Ajayan, P.M., Yan, Q. 25/10/2013 In: Small. 9, 20, p. 3390-3397. 8 p.
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Combustion-synthesized sodium manganese (cobalt) oxides as cathodes for sodium ion batteries
Bucher, N., Hartung, S., Gocheva, I., Cheah, Y.L., Srinivasan, M., Hoster, H.E. 07/2013 In: Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. 17, 7, p. 1923-1929. 7 p.
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Cu doped V2O5 flowers as cathode material for high-performance lithium ion batteries
Yu, H., Rui, X., Tan, H., Chen, J., Huang, X., Xu, C., Liu, W., Yu, D.Y.W., Hng, H.H., Hoster, H.E., Yan, Q. 7/06/2013 In: Nanoscale. 5, 11, p. 4937-4943. 7 p.
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Controlled synthesis of manganese oxyhydroxide nanotubes: implications for high-efficiency supercapacitors
Tan, H.T., Rui, X., Shi, W., Xu, C., Yu, H., Hoster, H.E., Yan, Q. 06/2013 In: ChemPlusChem. 78, 6, p. 554-560. 7 p.
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Hierarchical hollow spheres composed of ultrathin Fe2O3 nanosheets for lithium storage and photocatalytic water oxidation
Zhu, J., Yin, Z., Yang, D., Sun, T., Yu, H., Hoster, H.E., Hng, H.H., Zhang, H., Yan, Q. 03/2013 In: Energy and Environmental Science. 6, 3, p. 987-993. 7 p.
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Synthesis of cobalt phosphides and their application as anodes for lithium ion batteries
Yang, D., Zhu, J., Rui, X., Tan, H., Cai, R., Hoster, H.E., Yu, D.Y.W., Hng, H.H., Yan, Q. 13/02/2013 In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 5, 3, p. 1093-1099. 7 p.
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Stabilization of large adsorbates by rotational entropy: a time-resolved variable-temperature STM study
Waldmann, T., Klein, J., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J. 14/01/2013 In: ChemPhysChem. 14, 1, p. 162-169. 8 p.
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Synthesis of one-dimensional hierarchical NiO hollow nanostructures with enhanced supercapacitive performance
Zhang, G., Yu, L., Hoster, H.E., Lou, X.W.(. 2013 In: Nanoscale. 5, 3, p. 877-881. 5 p.
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Single-crystalline NiCo2O4 nanoneedle arrays grown on conductive substrates as binder-free electrodes for high-performance supercapacitors
Zhang, G.Q., Wu, H.B., Hoster, H.E., Chan-Park, M.B., Lou, X.W.(. 11/2012 In: Energy and Environmental Science. 5, 11, p. 9453-9456. 4 p.
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Formation of ZnMn2O4 ball-in-ball hollow microspheres as a high-performance anode for lithium-ion batteries
Zhang, G., Yu, L., Wu, H.B., Hoster, H.E., Lou, X.W.(. 4/09/2012 In: Advanced Materials. 24, 34, p. 4609-4613. 5 p.
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Directed assembly of Ru nanoclusters on Ru(0001)-supported graphene: STM studies and atomistic modeling
Engstfeld, A.K., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J., Roelofs, L.D., Liu, X., Wang, C., Han, Y., Evans, J.W. 22/08/2012 In: Physical Review B. 86, 8, 12 p.
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Formation, atomic distribution and mixing energy in two-dimensional PdxAg1-x surface alloys on Pd(111)
Engstfeld, A.K., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J. 14/08/2012 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14, 30, p. 10754-10761. 8 p.
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The role of surface defects in large organic molecule adsorption: substrate configuration effects
Waldmann, T., Nenon, C., Tonigold, K., Hoster, H.E., Gross, A., Behm, R.J. 14/08/2012 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14, 30, p. 10726-10731. 6 p.
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Fe2O3 nanocluster-decorated graphene as O-2 electrode for high energy Li-O-2 batteries
Zhang, W., Zeng, Y., Xu, C., Tan, H., Liu, W., Zhu, J., Xiao, N., Hng, H.H., Ma, J., Hoster, H.E., Yazami, R., Yan, Q. 26/07/2012 In: RSC Advances. 2, 22, p. 8508-8514. 7 p.
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Oxidation of an organic adlayer: a bird's eye view
Waldmann, T., Kuenzel, D., Hoster, H.E., Gross, A., Behm, R.J. 30/05/2012 In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 134, 21, p. 8817-8822. 6 p.
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Direct observation of local chemical surface properties by scanning tunneling microscopy
Hoster, H.E. 2012 In: AIP Conference Proceedings. 1454, 9, p. 9-14. 6 p.
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Imaging an ionic liquid adlayer by scanning tunneling microscopy at the solid vertical bar vacuum interface
Waldmann, T., Huang, H., Hoster, H.E., Hoefft, O., Endres, F., Behm, R.J. 4/10/2011 In: ChemPhysChem. 12, 14, p. 2565-2567. 3 p.
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Growth of an oligopyridine adlayer on Ag(100) - a scanning tunnelling microscopy study
Waldmann, T., Nenon, C., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J. 27/09/2011 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 13, 46, p. 20724-20728. 5 p.
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Adsorption of supramolecular building blocks on graphite: A force field and density functional theory study
Künzel, D., Tonigold, K., Kučera, J., Roos, M., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J., Groß, A. 22/08/2011 In: ChemPhysChem. 12, 12, p. 2242-2245. 4 p.
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High fidelity self-recognition of isomeric oligopyridines in binary 2D self-assembly and its application for separation
Caterbow, D., Roos, M., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J., Landfester, K., Ziener, U. 4/07/2011 In: Chemistry - A European Journal. 17, 28, p. 7831-7836. 6 p.
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Hierarchical interactions and their influence upon the adsorption of organic molecules on a graphene film
Roos, M., Künzel, D., Uhl, B., Huang, H.H., Brandao Alves, O., Hoster, H.E., Gross, A., Behm, R.J. 22/06/2011 In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 133, 24, p. 9208-9211. 4 p.
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Segregation and stability in surface alloys: PdxRu 1-x/Ru(0001) and PtxRu1-x/Ru(0001)
Bergbreiter, A., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J. 18/04/2011 In: ChemPhysChem. 12, 6, p. 1148-1154. 7 p.
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Electrochemistry at Ru(0001) in a flowing CO-saturated electrolyte-reactive and inert adlayer phases
Alves, O.B., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J. 2011 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 13, 13, p. 6010-6021. 12 p.
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Microscopic views on interface phenomena
Hoster, H.E. 17/05/2010 In: ChemPhysChem. 11, 7, 1 p.
Editorial

Short-range order in a metal - Organic network
Breitruck, A., Hoster, H.E., Behm, R.J. 24/12/2009 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 113, 51, p. 21265-21268. 4 p.
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