It fascinates me how much energy is provided by (sun-)light, and I am curious to find out how we can use the interactions between materials and light to e.g. store solar energy, initiate chemical reactions or understand fundamental properties of materials or reactions. My research focuses on using advanced spectroscopic and structural characterization to investigate the relationship between the optoelectronic and structural properties of materials and their activity and selectivity as photocatalysts. My long-term research goal is to understand which non-toxic materials have the potential to use the energy from sun- or indoor light to generate electricity or deplete air pollutants such as CO2 or pathogens. These materials could then be used to add unique functionalities to surfaces.
The open access publications of Dr. Hutter are available here.
2020 – to date: Tenure-track assistant professor at the Utrecht University hub of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC)
2018-2019: Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Ehrler at AMOLF (NL)
Early Stage Researcher
2018: PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (cum laude) under the supervision of Dr. ir. Tom Savenije (NL)
2017: Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the group of Dr. Karunadasa at Stanford University (USA)
2014: Master degree in Chemical Sciences (cum laude) from Utrecht University (NL)
Awards and Scientific Honors
Martinus van Marum prize (2019) from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW)
Veni research grant (2019) from the Dutch Research Council (NWO)
Fulbright research grant (2017)
The complicated morality of named inventions Journal Article
ACS Energy Letters, pp. 565-567, 2021.
Perovskite escape room: Which photons leave the film, and which are trapped inside? Journal Article
Chem, 7 (4), pp. 845-846, 2021.
Charge Carrier Dynamics upon Sub-bandgap Excitation in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Thin Films: Effects of Urbach Tail, Deep Defects, and Two-Photon Absorption Journal Article
ACS Energy Letters, 5 (12), pp. 3821-3827, 2020.
Lattice Compression Increases the Activation Barrier for Phase Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskites Journal Article
ACS Energy Letters, 5 (10), pp. 3152-3158, 2020.
Quantifying Charge-Carrier Mobilities and Recombination Rates in Metal Halide Perovskites from Time-Resolved Microwave Photoconductivity Measurements Journal Article
Advanced Energy Materials, 10 (26), 2020.
Routes toward Long-Term Stability of Mixed-Halide Perovskites Journal Article
Matter, 2 (4), pp. 800-802, 2020.
Pitfalls and prospects of optical spectroscopy to characterize perovskite-transport layer interfaces Journal Article
Applied Physics Letters, 116 (10), 2020.
Morphological and chemical transformations of single silica-coated CdSe/CdS nanorods upon fs-laser excitation Journal Article
Nanoscale, 9 (14), pp. 4810-4818, 2017.
Conformal and atomic characterization of ultrathin CdSe platelets with a helical shape Journal Article
Nano Letters, 14 (11), pp. 6257-6262, 2014.
Method to incorporate anisotropic semiconductor nanocrystals of all shapes in an ultrathin and uniform silica shell Journal Article
Chemistry of Materials, 26 (5), pp. 1905-1911, 2014.
Particle shape anisotropy in pickering emulsions: Cubes and peanuts Journal Article
Langmuir, 30 (4), pp. 955-964, 2014.