Henrik Haspel, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interest

​My research focuses on two major issues related to sustainable energy conversion: (1) development of novel solar energy conversion systems including photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic water splitting; (2) development of efficient and scalable electrochemical CO2 reduction for economically viable CO2 utilization.

Selected Publications

  • Nitridation of one-dimensional tungsten oxide nanostructures: Changes in structure and photoactivity 
    T. Varga, H. Haspel, A. Kormányos, C. Janáky, Á. Kukovecz, Z. Kónya
    Electrochimica Acta, 256, 299-306, (2017), (2017)
  • pH-regulated antimony oxychloride nanoparticle formation on titanium oxide nanostructures: a photocatalytically act... 
    B. Buchholcz, H. Haspel, T. Boldizsár, Á. Kukovecz, Z. Kónya
    CrystEngComm, 19, 1408-1416, (2017), (2017)
  • Leveraging compressive stresses to attenuate the electrical resistivity of buckypaper 
    V. Kumar, H. Haspel, K. Nagy, A. Rawal, Á. Kukovecz
    Carbon, 110, 62-68, (2016), (2016)
  • Structure-Independent Proton Transport in Cerium(III) Phosphate Nanowires 
    P. Pusztai, H. Haspel, I.Y. Tóth, E. Tombácz, K. László, Á. Kukovecz, Z. Kónya
    ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7, 9947-9956, (2015), (2015)
  • Low-temperature Conversion of Titanate Nanotubes into Nitrogen-doped TiO2 Nanoparticles 
    B. Buchholz, H. Haspel, Á. Kukovecz, Z. Kónya
    CrystEngComm, 16, 7486-7492, (2014), (2014)
  • Water Sorption Induced Dielectric Changes in Titanate Nanowires 
    H. Haspel, V. Bugris, Á. Kukovecz
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, 16686-16697, (2013), (2013)


  • ​Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, 2014
  • Ms, Physics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, 2008
  • Ms, Chemistry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​2016-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-present: Assistant lecturer, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • 2015: Visiting scholar, Rice University, Houston, USA
  • 2012-2013: Assistant research fellow, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Photocatalysis photoelectrochemistry water splitting CO2 reduction solar fuels