Nanomaterials, Energy Storage & Environment

OBJECTIVES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
– Synthesis and development of inorganic nanomaterials for electrochemical, environment, and energy storage applications.
– Development of nanosized heterogeneous catalysts with special morphologies and surface properties.
– Process and material development for water treatment systems.
– Development of electroactive polymers and nanomaterials for actuators.

AREAS OF IMPACT AND APPLICATIONS:
– Electrodes for Li-ion and Li-air batteries.
– Li-ion electrodes with high current capabilities.
– High energy capacity Li-ion electrodes.
– Li-air catalysts with improved efficiencies.
– Carbon-based nanomaterials for hydrogen storage.
– Carbon-based supercapacitors.
– Electrocatalysts for fuel cells
– Adsorbent and photocatalytic nanomaterials for water treatment applications.
– Heterogeneous catalysts for CO2 valorization.
– Development of electroactive polymers and nanomaterials for actuators

EQUIPMENT LIST
– Jacomex GP (Campus) Glowbox
– MTI 8 Channel Battery Analyzer (0.002-1 mA, up to 5 V)
– MTI 8 Channel Battery Analyzer (0.1-10 mA, up to 5 V)
– Anton Paar Monowave 300 Microwave Synthesis Reactor
– Protherm Furnace with Multiple Gas Inlets
– Peschl Ultraviolet Reactor System (UV and Vis irradation sources)
– Gamry Reference 3000 Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA
– Rotating Disc Electrode System: Pine Instrument Company
– Home-made actuation set-up (function generator, Image analysis software)

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