Nanofiber Production & Nanomaterials

OBJECTIVES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
– Fabrication of nanofiber based composite membranes for fuel cells.
– Development of nanofiber electrodes for Li-ion batteries.
– Development of nanoparticles for various applications.
– Development of polymer/nanoparticle based electrospun electrodes for fuel cells.
– Fabrication of polymer based electrospun nanofibers for biomedical applications.

AREAS OF IMPACT AND APPLICATIONS:
– New generation of nanofiber based composite proton exchange membranes for PEM fuel cells
– Novel anion exchange membranes for alkaline fuel cell applications
– Nanofiber based polymer/nanoparticle electrodes for PEM fuel cells
– Carbon nanofiber/nanoparticle hybrid electrodes for Li-ion batteries
– Nanofiber based membranes for Li-S batteries
– Novel nanofiber based 3D structures as Li-ion battery electrodes
– Metallic, metal oxide and ceramic nanoparticles for various applications
– Electrospun nanofibers with sustained release properties for biomedical applications

EQUIPMENT LIST
– SCANVAC Freeze-drier
– Home made and controlled electrospinning set-ups
– Q-sense E1 Quartz Crystal Microbalance
– Probe Sonicator (QSonica)
– IKA homogenizer