Dr. Batyr Garlyyev

Academic Career

Since 10.2020: Group Leader "Electrocatalysis for Energy Applications", Department of Physics, TU Munich

2016-2020: Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physics, TU Munich.

2013 - 2016: PhD in Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.

2011 - 2013: MSc in Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.



• Technical University of Munich Foundation Fellowship, TUFF Postdoc fellow 2016
• Undergraduate Summer School, BUSS scholarship, ETH / University of Zurich, Switzerland 2010
• Bronze Medal in 39th International Chemistry Olympiad, MSU, Moscow, Russia 2007
• Silver Medal in 41st International Mendeleev Olympiad in Chemistry, BSU, Minsk, Belarus 2007
• Honorable Mention in 38th International Chemistry Olympiad, Gyongsan, South Korea 2006


Representative Publications

B. Garlyyev, J. Fichtner, O. Piqué, O. Schneider, A.S. Bandarenka, F. Calle-Vallejo. Revealing the nature of active sites in electrocatalysis. Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 8060-8075.

B. Garlyyev, K. Kratzl, M. Rück, T. Kratky, S. Günther, O. Tomanec, R. Zboril, M. Cokoja, A.S. Bandarenka, A. Gagliardi, R. Fischer, Optimizing the size of platinum nanoparticles for enhanced oxygen electro-reduction mass activity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 9596-9600.

J. Fichtner, B. Garlyyev, S. Watzele, H. A. El-sayed, J. Schwaemmlein, W. Li, F. Maillard, L. Dubau, J. Michalicka, J. Macak, A.W. Holleitner, A.S. Bandarenka. Top-Down Synthesis of Nanostructured Platinum-Lanthanide Alloy Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts: PtxPr/C as an Example. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 5129-5135.

B. Garlyyev, S. Xue, S. Watzele, D. Scieszka, A.S. Bandarenka. Influence of the nature of the alkali metal cations on the electrical double layer capacitance of model Pt(111) and Au(111) electrodes. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 1927-1930.

B. Garlyyev, Y. Liang, F.K. Butt, A.S. Bandarenka. Engineering Highly Active Ag Nanoparticles for Oxygen Electroreduction via Simultaneous Control over their Shape and Size. Adv. Sustainable Syst. 2017, 1, 1700117.

S. Xue, S. Watzele, V. Colic, K. Brandl, B. Garlyyev*, A.S. Bandarenka. Reconsidering water electrolysis: producing H2 at cathodes together with valuable chemicals at anodes. Selective anodic oxidation of n-butylamine to n-butyronitrile as an example. ChemSusChem, 2017, 10, 4812-4816.

M.A. Mahmoud, B. Garlyyev, M.A. El-Sayed. Controlling the Catalytic Efficiency on the Surface of Hollow Gold Nanoparticles by Introducing an Inner Thin Layer of Platinum or Palladium. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 4088-4094.