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Daphiny Vicente Pottmaier

Senior Lecturer


Staff Group(s)


Department of Engineering

Career overview

Materials/Mechanical engineer (BEng 2004), Energy/Sustainability researcher (MEng, 2006; PhD, 2010), Engineering educator (2011-) in materials-energy technologies (hydrogen storage, biomass fuel), materials selection and sustainability in design (CES/ANSYS software), feasibility assessment in energy projects (RETScreen expert). Industrial experience (Portobello, Whirlpool, Airbus, Petrobras, Engie, EOn).

External activity

Review Editor 2023 - Frontiers in Energy Research (Topic: Hydrogen Storage and Production)

Expert Evaluator 2016 — Present: EC / Competitive Low-Carbon Energy', Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy, EC / The Clean Hydrogen Partnership Call HORIZON-JTI-CLEANH2-2022

Consultant 2015 — Present: ECO sailboat (March 2015- ), Brazilian Association of Marine Litter (June 2018- ), IMCircularUK (February 2022- )

Reviewer 2011 — Present: Int. J. Hydrog. Energy (Elsevier, 2011- ), J. of Phys Chem C (ACS, 2012 - ), Energ & Fuels (ACS, 2013- ), Anal. Methods (RSC, 2014- ), Computers and Chem Engineering (Elsevier, 2022- ), Resources, Conservation & Recycling (2022- ), IPCC Working Group I Report (April 2022- )


Back, H. Vargas Jr, E. Alarcon, O. Pottmaier, D. “Training and evaluating machine learning algorithms for ocean microplastics classification through vibrational spectroscopy” Chemosphere (2022) 287, 131903.

Pottmaier, D. and Baricco, M. “Materials for hydrogen storage and the Na-Mg-B-H system” AIMS Energy Review 3 (2015) 75-100.

Pistidda, C., Pottmaier D. et al. “Effect of NaH/MgB2 ratio on the hydrogen absorption kinetics of the system NaH + MgB2” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 (2014) 5030-5036.

Pottmaier, D. et al. “Comparison of Rice Husk and Wheat Straw: From Slow and Fast Pyrolysis to Char Combustion” ACS Energy & Fuel 27 (2013) 7115-7125.

Pottmaier, D. et al. "The Brazilian Energy Matrix: from a materials science and engineering perspective" Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 19 (2013) 678-691.

Pottmaier, D. et al. “Dehydrogenation reaction in the 2NaBH4+MgH2 system” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 7891-7896.

Garroni, S. Pottmaier, D. et al. “Experimental evidence of Na2B12H12 and Na formation in the desorption pathway of the 2NaBH4+MgH2 system” ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (2011) 16664-16671.

Pottmaier, D. et al. “Hydrogen release and structural transformations in LiNH2-MgH2 systems” Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509 (2011) 719-723.

Pottmaier, D. et al. “Structural and thermodynamic aspects of perovskite NaMgH3: a comprehensive study” Chemistry of Materials 23 (2011) 2317-26.

Press expertise

Energy - Hydrogen storage and Biomass fuels

Engineering - Materials selection and Sustainable Design

Course(s) I teach on

  • Engineering clearing student
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2023

  • Sustainable engineering energy
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Sandwich / January start (Postgraduate) | 2023

4 - Quality Education Badge 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Badge 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy Badge 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production Badge