Alexey Cherevan

Dr. Dogukan Apaydin

He is currently involved in the following MMC group projects:





Dogukan H. Apaydin obtained his PhD degree from the Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2018. His dissertation focused on the heterogeneous carbon dioxide capture/reduction as well as oxygen reduction using organic pigments and conjugated molecules.  Afterwards, he joined IST Austria as a postdoctoral researcher, working on the catalytic reduction of carbon dioxide using alloy nanocrystals. In June 2020 he joined the Eder Group at TU Wien as a sub-group leader. His research focuses on the heterogeneous photo-electrocatalysis of carbon dioxide utilizing hybrid electrodes.


20. Polyoxometalates on Functional Substrates: Concepts, Synergies, and Future Perspectives

Alexey Cherevan*, S. P. Nandan,  I. Roger,  R. Liu,  C. Streb* and D. Eder*

Advanced Science2020 | DOI: 10.1002/advs.201903511

19. Immobilization of Co, Mn, Ni and Fe oxide co-catalysts on TiO2 for photocatalytic water splitting reactions

J. Schubert, J. Popovic, G. Haselmann, S. Nandan, J.Wang, A. Giesriegl, Alexey Cherevan* and D. Eder*

J. Mater. Chem. A2019, 7, 18568-18579 | DOI: 10.1039/C9TA05637H


18. Femtosecond laser-assisted synthesis of Ni/Au BONs in various alcoholic solvents

N. Lasemi, C. Rentenberger, R. Pospichal, A. S. Cherevan, M. Pfaffeneder-Kmen, G. Liedl, D. Eder

Applied Physics A2019, 125, 8, 544 | DOI: 10.1007/s00339-019-2826-z 

17. Mesoporous Semiconductors: A New Model To Assess Accessible Surface Area and Increased Photocatalytic Activity?

Alexey Cherevan*, L. Deilmann, T. Weller, D. Eder*, R. Marschall*

ACS Applied Energy Materials2018, 1 (11), 5787-5799 | DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01123

As accepted article version free to download: [link], [pdf]

16. Ordered Mesoporous TiO₂ gyroids: Effects of Pore Architecture and Nb doping on Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution under UV and VIS irradiation

T. Dörr, L. Deilmann, G. Haselmann, Alexey Cherevan , P. Zhang, P. Blaha, P. Oliveira, T. Kraus and D. Eder

Advanced Energy Materials2018, 8 (36) | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201802566

15. A crystalline and 3D periodically ordered mesoporous quaternary semiconductor for photocatalytic hydrogen generation

T. Weller, L. Deilmann, J. Timm, T. S. Dörr, P. A. Beaucage, Alexey Cherevan, U. B. Wiesner, D. Eder and R. Marschall

Nanoscale2018, 10, 3225–3234 | DOI: 10.1039/C7NR09251B

14. Beware of Doping: Ta₂O₅ Nanotube Photocatalyst Using CNTs as Hard Templates

Alexey Cherevan*, P. Gebhardt, A. Kunzmann, R. D. Costa and D. Eder*

ACS Applied Energy Materials2018, 1 (3) | 1259-1267, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b00006

As accepted article version free to download: [link], [pdf]

13. How to Evaluate and Manipulate Charge Transfer and Photocatalytic Response at Hybrid Nanocarbon–Metal Oxide Interfaces

N. Kemnade, P. Gebhardt, G. M. Haselmann, Alexey Cherevan, G. Wilde and D. Eder

Advanced Functional Materials2018, 28, 1704730 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201704730

12. Large area photoelectrodes based on hybrids of CNT fibres and ALD-grown TiO₂

A. Moya, N. Kemnade, M. R. Osorio, Alexey Cherevan, D. Granados, D. Ederand J. J. Vilatela

J. Mater. Chem. A2017, 5, 24695–24706 | DOI: 10.1039/C7TA08074C

11. Growth mechanism and electrochemical properties of hierarchical hollow SnO₂ microspheres with a “chestnut” morphology

Hu, L.Wu, P. Gebhardt, X. Zhang, A. S. Cherevan, B. Gerke, R. Pöttgen, A. Balducci, S. Passerini and D. Eder

CrystEngComm.2017, 19, 6454–6463 | DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01288H

10. Growth, structure and stability of sputter-deposited MoS₂ thin films

R. Kaindl, B. Bayer, R. Resel, T. Müller, V. Skakalova, G. Habler, R. Abart, A. S. Cherevan, D. Eder, M.Blatter, F. Fischer,  J. Meyer, D. Polyushkin, and W. Waldhauser

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol.2017, 8, 1115–1126 | DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.8.113

9. Ordered Gyroidal Tantalum Oxide Photocatalysts: Eliminating Diffusion Limitations and Tuning Surface Barriers

Alexey Cherevan, S. Robbins, D. Dieterle, P. Gebhardt, U. Wiesner, and D. Eder

Nanoscale2016, 8, 16694–16701 | DOI: 10.1039/C6NR04430A

8. Dual Excitation Transient Photocurrent Measurement for Charge Transfer Studies in Nanocarbon Hybrids and Composites

Alexey Cherevan* and D. Eder*

Advanced Materials Interfaces2016, 3, 1600244 | DOI: 10.1039/C6NR04430A

As accepted article version free to download: [link], [pdf]

7. Oxygen vacancies and interfaces enhancing photocatalytic hydrogen production in mesoporous CNT/TiO2 hybrids

A. Moya, Alexey Cherevan, S. Marchesan, P. Gebhardt, M. Prato, D. Eder and J. Vilatela

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental2015, 179, 574-582 | DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.05.052

6. Non-destructive Functionalisation for Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal Oxides on Carbon Nanotubes: Effect of Linking Agents and Defects

N. Kemnade, C. J. Shearer, D. J. Dieterle,  A. S. Cherevan, P. Gebhardt, G. Wilde, D. Eder

Nanoscale2015, 7, 3028-3034 | DOI: 10.1039/C4NR04615C

5. Application and Future Challenges of Functional Nanocarbon Hybrids

C. J. Shearer, Alexey Cherevan, D. Eder

Advanced Materials2014, 26, (15), 2295-2318 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305254

4. Interface Engineering in Nanocarbon–Ta₂O₅ Hybrid Photocatalysts

Alexey Cherevan, P. Gebhardt, C. J. Shearer, M. Matsukawa, K. Domen and D. Eder

Energy & Environmental Science2014, 7, 791-796 | DOI: 10.1039/C3EE42558D

3. Effects of synthesis conditions and the mechanism of homopolymerization of acrylonitrile on the thermal behavior of the resulting polymer

E. V. Chernikova, Z. A. Poteryaeva, A. V. Shlyakhtin, N. I. Prokopov, A. Y. Gervald, A. Y. Nikolaev, V. R. Duflot, E. A. Dubova, Y. V. Kostina, A. S. Rodionov, M. N. Efimov, A. S. Cherevan, G. N. Bondarenko

Polym. Sci. Ser. B2013, 55, 1–13 | DOI: 10.1134/S1560090412110012

2. Solvent effect in the formation of polyconjugated system during pyrolysis of polyacrylonitrile

Alexey Cherevan, Y. V. Kostina and G. N. Bondarenko
Russ Chem Bull2012, 61, 259-263 | DOI: 10.1007/s11172-012-0037-2


1. Controlled synthesis of polyacrylonitrile via reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer pseudoliving radical polymerization and its thermal behavior

E. V. Chernikova, Z. A. Poteryaeva, S. S. Belyaev, I. E. Nifant’ev, A. V. Shlyakhtin, Yu. V. Kostina,                    A. S. Cherevan, M. N. Efimov, G. N. Bondarenko, E. V. Sivtsov

Polym. Sci. Ser. B, 2011, 53, 391, | DOI: 10.1134/S1560090411070013

Book chapters

  1. A. S. Cherevan, P. Gebhardt, C. Shearer, D. Eder
    “Nanocarbon Hybrid Materials”, book chapter in “Carbon Nanomaterials Sourcebook”
    CRC Press, 2016.


  2. J. Shearer, A. S. Cherevan, D. Eder
    “Application of Functional Hybrids Incorporating Carbon Nanotubes or Graphene”, book chapter in “Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene”
    Elsevier, 2014.

Conferences and Talks (selected)

  1. Europe-Korea Conference on Science and Technology 2019 (EKC2019), Vienna, Austria, 15-19.07.2019. Oral Invited presentation: “State-of-the-art, challenges and prospects of heterogeneous photocatalysis”.​

  2. 2018 Annual Nanotechnology Conference, Vienna, Austria, 03-05.09.2018. Oral Invited presentation: “Bridging hetero- and homogeneous photocatalysis: anchoring of Ru-based water oxidation catalyst on CNT-metal oxide hybrid for overall water splitting”.

  3. 22nd international conference on photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy (IPS-22), Hefei, China, 29.07-03.08.2018. Oral Invited presentation: “Non-covalent wiring of CNT-metal oxide hybrid with Ru-based water oxidation catalyst for overall water splitting”

  4. 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13), Liverpool, UK, 10-13.07.2017. Oral presentation: “Interfacial charge transfer in nanocarbon-inorganic hybrid photocatalysts”

  5. Seventeenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-dimensional Materials (NT16), Vienna, Austria, 7-13.08.2016. Oral presentation: “Nature and extent of energy/charge transfer at the nanocarbon-metal oxide interface”

  6. European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT), Warsaw, Poland, 20-24.09.2015. Oral presentation: “Nanocarbon hybrids for photocatalytic water splitting hydrogen generation: proof of charge transfer”

  7. 1st International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO), Moscow, Russia, 13-18.07.2014. Oral presentation: “Nanocarbon-inorganic hybrids: Next-generation materials for photocatalytic applications”.