Andreas Goldbach
研究员 硕士生导师
(Professor, Ph. D.)





Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldbach received a diploma in Chemistry from the University of Göttingen (1989) and PhD in Natural Sciences of the University of Marburg (1993). He held research positions at his alma mater and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (Stuttgart) in his native country Germany, and also worked at the Argonne National Laboratory (USA, 1995-1996), The University of Birmingham (UK, 1997-1198), and the CNRS Centre de Recherche sur la Matière Divisée in Orléans (France, 2003-2005) before he joined DICP in 2005, where he was appointed Associate Professor in 2006 and full Professor in 2009.


The development of highly efficient membranes is considered to be crucial for the advancement of fuel cells and other H2 power production technologies, but it also opens new avenues in chemical reaction technology. Dense Pd-based membranes hold the greatest promise in this respect. Our studies in this field focus on:

1. H2-selective Pd alloy membranes
We prepare novel Pd alloy membranes and carry out fundamental studies on them in order to optimize characteristics such as H2 permeability as well as thermal and mechanical stability.

2. Reactivity of Pd-based membranes
We investigate the interaction of these membranes with carbonaceous molecules like CO, CO2 and CH4 and also sulfurous contaminants to improve their chemical resistance for applications in H2 production from fossil fuels and chemical reaction technology.

3. Catalysts for H2 production from fossil fuels
The integration of Pd-based membranes into steam reformers or water gas shift (WGS) reactors allows the reduction of process steps, and reactions can be carried out under much milder conditions. We study the fundamental behavior of such membrane reactors, but also develop novel, highly active catalysts for these systems.

4. Membrane reactors for selective oxidation
H2O2 is an environment friendly oxidizing agent and thus highly attractive for e.g. green chemical processes and waste water treatment. A novel process for direct H2O2 synthesis from O2 and H2 makes use of Pd membrane catalysts to avoid explosive H2/O2 mixtures. We study this process in order to integrate it with low-temperature, selective oxidation reactions.


Lixiang Yuan, Andreas Goldbach,* Hengyong Xu, Segregation and H2 transport rate control in body-centered cubic PdCu membranes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 111, 10952-10958 (2007).

Hui Li, Andreas Goldbach,* Wenzhao Li, Hengyong Xu, CO2 decomposition over Pd membrane surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. B, 112, 12182-12184 (2008).
Yadong Bi, Hengyong Xu,* Wenzhao Li, Andreas Goldbach,* Water gas shift reaction in a Pd membrane reactor over Pt/Ce0.6Zr0.4O2 catalyst, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 34, 2965-2971 (2009).
Lei Shi, Andreas Goldbach,* Gaofeng Zeng, Hengyong Xu, Direct H2O2 synthesis over Pd membranes at elevated temperatures, J. Membr. Sci., 348, 160-166 (2010).
Lei Shi, Andreas Goldbach,* Gaofeng Zeng, Hengyong Xu,* Preparation and performance of thin-layered PdAu/ceramic composite membranes, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 35 4201-4208 (2010).