Tanja Zünd

Research Field

Li-Ion Battery Diagnostics, Project: ExZellTUM III

Scientific Contributions


A.N. Filippin, T.-Y. Lin, M. Rawlence, T. Zünd, K.V. Kravchyk, J. Sastre-Pellicer, S.G. Haass, A. Wäckerlin, M.V. Kovalenko and S. Buecheler. Ni–Al–Cr superalloy as high temperature cathode current collector for advanced thin film Li batteries. RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 20304-20313.

K.V. Kravchyk, T. Zünd, M. Wörle, M.V. Kovalenko, and M.I. Bodnarchuk. NaFeF3 Nanoplates as Low-Cost Sodium and Lithium Cathode Materials for Stationary Energy Storage. Chem. Mater., 2018, 30, 1825–1829.

A.N. Filippin, M. Rawlence, A. Wäckerlin, T. Feurer, T. Zünd, K.V. Kravchyk, M.V. Kovalenko, Y.E. Romanyuk, A.N. Tiwari and S. Buecheler. Chromium nitride as a stable cathode current collector for all-solid-state thin film Li-ion batteries. RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 26960-26967.

C. Guntlin, T. Zünd, K.V. Kravchyk, M. Wörle, M.I. Bodnarchuk and M. Kovalenko. Nanocrystalline FeF3 and MF2 (M=Fe, Co, Mn) from Metal Tri-fluoroacetates and their Li(Na)-ion Storage Properties. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 7383–7393.

L. Protesescu, T. Zünd, M. Bodnarchuk, M. Kovalenko. Air-stable, near-to-mid-infrared emitting solids of PbTe/CdTe core-shell colloidal quantum dots. ChemPhysChem, 2016, 17, 670–674.

M. Walter, T. Zünd, M. Kovalenko. Pyrite (FeS2) Nanocrystals as Inexpensive High-Performance Lithium-Ion Cathode and Sodium-Ion Anode Materials. Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 9158 - 9163.

Conference Presentations/ Posters

Formation Strategies for Over-Lithiated NCMs – Cell Performance vs. Feasibility in Industrial Sized Cells, Talk at the ECS Spring Meeting, Dallas TX 2019.

Challenges of upscaling a laboratory coin cell to a semi-automatically processed 5 Ah pouch cell with a next-generation cathode material, Poster at the Batterieforum, Berlin 2019.

ExZellTUM II – Cluster of Battery Research at the Technical University of Munich, Poster at the Energy Colloquium of the Munich School of Engineering (MSE), Munich 2018.

Air-Stable, Near-to-Mid-Infrared Emitting Solids of PbTe/CdTe Core-Shell Colloidal Quantum Dots, Poster at the NanoGe-International Conference on Fundamental Processes in Semiconductors Nanocrystals, Berlin 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Scientific Career:

since 8/2017: PhD Student, TU München (Prof. H. A. Gasteiger)

6/2016-5/2017: Research associate at ETH Zürich (Prof. M.V. Kovalenko) and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA); Topic: Development and characterization of K-ion batteries and all-solid-state Li-ion setups.

11/2015-4/2016: Internship at BASF Switzerland; Topic: Formulation and characterization of optical active hybrid materials.

2-8/2015: Research internship at EMPA (Prof. M.V. Kovalenko); Topic: Cell development for aluminum chloride batteries.


9/2013-02/2015: M.Sc. Chemistry, ETH Zürich, Thesis: Iron based cathode and anode materials for rechargeable Li-ion and Na-ion batteries (Prof. M. V. Kovalenko).

9/2009-9/2013: B.Sc. Chemistry, ETH Zurich.