November 9, 2021
Rémy and Toni attended the Brightlands Polymer Days conference in Veldhoven (The Netherlands). Rémy presented his work on the use of non-solvent induced phase separation to prepare bulk porous electrodes for high performance redox flow batteries at the in the energy division. Rémy was elected the Winner of the Oral Presentations in the Energy Division. Congratulations!
October 4, 2021
Dr. Adrian Mularczyk joins our team as postdoctoral researcher! Adrian is an expert on imaging and understanding multiphase flows in porous media relevant to electrochemical technologies such as fuel cells and electrolyzers. He recently obtained his PhD thesis at ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland . At TU/e, his work will focus on synthesis of novel porous electrode architectures for next-generation fuel cells. Welcome on board!
October 4, 2021
Marjolein Boom joins our team to perform her master's thesis research on the in-flow electrodeposition of conformal coatings for ion-selective porous electrodes. Welcome, Marjolein!
September 1, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that our team has received a grant from the European Space Agency! In this project, we will investigate, together with our collaborators from Twente (Dr. Davoud Jafari) the use of 3D printing to manufacture porous electrodes for fuel cells. We are thankful to ESA for the funding and excited about the science!
August 16 - 29, 2021
Members of our team - Remy, Maxime, Emre, and Toni - performed neutron experiments of redox flow batteries at the SINQ facility at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland! We studied reactive flows in electrochemical cells and quantified local concentrations as a function of reactor parameters and operating conditions. We are very excited about the results, stay tuned!
August 30, 2021
We have been granted an EU2020 grant for the collaborative project MORELife! In this exciting project, a team of industrial and academic researchers from several European countries will investigate and develop strategies to enhance the durability and performance of fuel cell stacks for heavy-duty transportation. We are thankful to the EU for funding and look forward to the exciting research!
July 16, 2021
Nard Schellekens successfully completed his internship! Nard explored the preparation of thin, microporous layers for use as electrodes in next-generation redox flow batteries. Congratulations and all the best in your masters in Amsterdam!
June 22, 2021
Rosa Geveling successfully defended her master's thesis, where she development rigorous and systematic characterization methods for ion exchange membranes in non-aqueous electrolytes. Congratulations! We wish you all the best in your future career!
May 31 - June 4, 2021
Our team attended Interpore 2021 and several team members presented their latest work. Maxime presented a poster entitled entitled "Towards bottom-up design of porous electrode microstructures for redox flow batteries". Remy gave an oral presentation entitled "Non-solvent Induced Phase Separation: A Synthetic Approach Towards High Performance Redox Flow Battery Electrodes". Furthermore, Maxime was awarded the MDPI Energies Student Poster Award! Congratulations!
May 18, 2021
Maxime presented her work "Towards bottom-up design of porous electrode microstructures for redox flow batteries" in session 20 of the Porous Media Tea Time Talks. The presentation can be found in Youtube Congratulations!
May 10, 2021 - May 12, 2021
Emre and Toni attended the 4th International Conference on Capacitive Deionization and Electrosorption. Emre presented a poster entitled "Towards low voltage electrosorption of heavy metal ions by electropolymerized PEDOT/PSS coatings”. Congratulations!
April 30, 2021
Gabor Szendrei successfully defended his master's thesis focused on optimization of porous electrode microstructures for redox flow batteries using pore network modelling. Congratulations and all the best!
April 28, 2021
Marit Kroese joins our team to perform her master's thesis focused on 3D-printing of porous electrode microstructures for redox flow batteries. Welcome on board!
April 20, 2021
Toni has been awarded an entrepreneurship grant by the TTT board! Congratulations!
April 16, 2021
Marcell Fritz successfully defended his master’s thesis on the development of functional electrode coatings for electrosorption of heavy metal ions. Congratulations and all the best!
April 6, 2021
Vanesa Munoz Perales joined our team! Vanesa is a visiting PhD student from the University Carlos III in Madrid. Vanesa is performing research on understanding the role of flow battery flow fields and interactions between flow fields and porous electrodes. Welcome to the team!
March 31, 2021
Toni gave in invited presentation at the Electrons to High Valuable Chemical Products (E2C) platform in the session on Material Advances in CO2 Electrochemistry. Toni discussed opportunities and challenges in the field of CO2 reduction and how knowledge from other electrochemical flow systems (e.g. fuel cells) can accelerate progress in the field. Congratulations!
March 15, 2021
We are very excited to have been awarded a 4TU grant! In this project, we aim to 3D print architected porous structures to be used as electrodes in redox flow batteries. We have acquired a stereolithography-based 3D printer for our lab. Congratulations!
March 02, 2021
Remy published his first paper in collaboration with Charles Tai-Chieh Wan entitled "Non-Solvent Induced Phase Separation Enables Designer Redox Flow Battery Electrodes" in Advanced Materials! The work was also selected as cover for the journal! Congratulations!
January 29, 2021
Toni gives an invited presentation at the 1st Meeting on Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices! The talk was entitled “Engineering porous electrode microstructures for redox flow batteries”. Congratulations!
January 27, 2021
Toni gave an invited lecture at the ARC-CBBC research platform where he discussed our work on engineering porous materials for electrochemical technologies!
January 15, 2021
Toni gave an invited lecture at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) where he discussed our work on engineering porous materials for redox flow batteries and polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Congratulations!
December 8 - 9, 2020
Our team attended Chains 2020 and several team members presented their latest work during the poster sessions. Maxime presented a poster entitled "Optimizing the 3D microstructure of redox flow battery electrodes", Emre on "Organic functional surfaces for redox flow battery electrodes", and Inma on “Toward Porous Alloy Electrodes for Alkaline Water Electrolyzers”. Toni designed and chaired a session on materials for next-generation electrochemical energy storage and conversion.
December 15, 2020
Toni gives an invited talk at the M2i Conference and Meeting Materials 2020, where he discussed our work on bottom-up design of redox flow battery electrodes. Congratulations!
November 16, 2020
Toni gives an invited seminar at Shell, where he discussed our work on understanding reactive flows in electrochemical systems for renewable energy conversion and storage. Congratulations!
October 29, 2020
Toni gives an invited talk at the Conferencia Iberoamericana de Electroquimica, where he discussed our work on electrode engineering for redox flow batteries. Congratulations!
October 23, 2020
Inmaculada Giménez García joins our team to perform her PhD research! Inma will work on novel polymeric coatings for polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Inma has been awarded a prestigious La Caixa grant to fund her PhD research. Congratulations and welcome on board!
August 31, 2020
Rik van Gorp successfully defended his master's thesis on the topic of artificial generation of porous electrodes for electrochemical reactors. Congratulations!
August 26, 2020
Petur Gislason successfully his master's thesis on the synthesis of novel porous electrodes for redox flow batteries using non-solvent induced phase separation. Congratulations!
August 24, 2020
Yvette van Beek joined our team to perform her master's thesis on the fabrication of metallic porous electrodes for redox flow batteries. Congratulations!
August 20, 2020
The Dutch Science Foundation awards a NWO Science XS Grant to Toni! We will work on developing membranes for non-aqueous redox flow barreries for large-scale energy storage. We are thankful to NWO for this opportunity and look forward to the exciting science!
April 18, 2020
Toni is awarded a LIFT NWO grant to develop fuel cell electrodes! We will recruit one PhD student to work on this project in close collaboration with Nedstack. We are thankful about opportunity and excited to get started!
April 9, 2020
New paper out in the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion Storage! Congrats to Kevin Tenny for the great work! We investigated the role of electrode weave patterns on the performance of redox flow batteries --; Cloth (woven) electrodes are fascinating materials!
March 30, 2020
Our research on electrochemical materials has been highlighted in the TU/e website!
March 17, 2020
New preprint submitted to ChemRvix entitled “Flooded by Success: On the Role of Electrode Wettability in CO2 Electrolyzers That Generate Liquid Products”! We might need to rethink what "hydrophobic" means for the CO2 field. Congrats to McLain and all!
March 9, 2020
A new collaborative manuscript submitted the ChemRvix entitled “Integrated Numerical and Experimental Data-Driven Parameter Identification of Electrode Properties in All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries”! Congrats to Zinqiang, Kevin, Reza and all!
February 12, 2020
During the last FlowCamp meeting, an EU-funded research network on flow batteries, Toni gave an invited seminar entitled “How can imaging guide the design of electrochemical systems?”!
January 23, 2020
Toni gave an invited talk at the DIFFER (Dutch Institute of Fundamental Energy Research)!
January 22, 2020
Toni delivers an invited lecture at the University of Groningen, Department of Chemical Engineering!
December 10, 2019
New review paper by Toni and Fik in Current Opinions in Electrochemistry, entitled “Engineering porous electrodes for next-generation redox flow batteries: recent progress and opportunities”! We discuss remaining opportunities and recent innovations in the field of porous electrodes for redox flow batteries.
December 1, 2019
New collaborative publication in the Journal of Power Sources entitled “Understanding the role of the porous electrode microstructure in redox flow battery performance using an experimentally validated 3D pore-scale lattice Boltzmann model”! Congrats to all!
October 27, 2019
Toni gave a lecture on Mass Transfer and Membranes in Electrochemical Systems in the 1st ECCM Graduate School!
November 18, 2019
New publication online lead by McLain Leonard in Chemistry Sustainable Chemistry entitled “Investigating Electrode Flooding in a Flowing Electrolyte, Gas‐Fed Carbon Dioxide Electrolyzer”! We investigated flooding in CO2 electrolyzer gas diffusion layers using electrochemical double layer capacitance. Congrats to all!
November 11, 2019
Toni was invited to deliver seminar in the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Chemistry at the University of Manchester, England. He discussed recent progress on the bottom - up design of porous materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage!
October 14, 2019
Toni attended the 236 th Electrochemical Society Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. He chaired a session on Energy Storage and delivered two presentations, one on bottom - up design of porous electrodes for flow batteries and another one on the use of neutron imaging to quantify organic active species concentration in flow batteries.
October 4, 2019
The TU/e Membrane Materials and Processes group visited the group of Prof. Ivo Vankelecom at KU Leuven for a collaborative event on membrane materials , UMASS 2019 . Toni delivered an invited presentation where he discussed how engineered porous materials can help realize sustainable electrochemical technologies for energy storage and conversion.
September 1, 2019
EUROMAT 2019 was celebrated in Stockholm (Sweden). Toni attended the conference and contributed with two presentations on porous electrodes for redox flow batteries and use of pore network simulations of multiphase transport in fuel cells.
July 16, 2019
Toni is awarded the Veni grant by the Dutch Research Council, division of Applied & Engineering Sciences. Thanks to this award, we will work on a project entitled "Architected electrodes - from computer to battery", where we will design and synthesize highly-organized porous electrodes for redox flow batteries. We are thankful to NWO and look forward to start working on this exciting project!
July 11, 2019
Toni attended the International Flow Battery Forum 2019 and delivered a presentatation on mass transfer in porous electrodes for redox flow batteries.
June 26, 2019
Toni, Emily, Alexandra and Fik published a paper in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society entitled “Exploring the Role of Electrode Microstructure on the Performance of Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries”. Congratulations!
June 21, 2019
Remy and Toni attended the Netherlands Conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials. Toni presented on strategies to design porous electrodes for redox flow batteries.
June 18, 2019
Toni delivered an invited lecture at the FlowCamp meeting in Luxembourg, where he discussed strategies to synthesize gas difussion and liquid-phase porous electrodes.
May 17, 2019
Toni visited iMdea Energy in Madrid (SP) and gave a seminar on electrochemical materials for fuel cells and redox flow batteries.
May 15, 2019
Toni visited Tecnalia in San Sebastian (SP) and discussed about materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion.
May 8, 2019
Toni attended InterPore 2019 in Valencia, Spain and discussed the role of electrodes in non-aqueous redox flow batteries.
March 19, 2019
Toni attended the NL GUTS - NMG (Netherlands Separation Process Network and Dutch Membrane Society) meeting at the Wageningen Food & Biobased Research center. Toni presented on strategies to synthesize porous membranes with patterned wettability.
March 12, 2019
Toni attended ModVal 2019 in Braunschweig, Germany, and contributed an oral presentation entitled: “Understanding the Impact of Electrode Microstructure on the Performance of Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries”.
February 11, 2019
Toni delivered an invited seminar at TU Delft, Department of Chemical Engineering. Toni discussed strategies to engineer porous materials for PEM fuel cells and redox flow batteries.
February 4, 2019
Toni starts his new appointment as Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology!! Within the Membrane Materials & Processes group in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Toni is excited to initiate his independent academic career.
February 2, 2019
Toni publishes a collaborative paper in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer entitled ‘Topology optimization as a powerful tool to design advanced PEMFCs flow fields.’
December 5, 2018
Katharine and Toni published a paper in ACS Applied Materials Interfaces elucidating the influence of thermal treatments on porous electrodes for all-vanadium redox flow batteries.
November 25, 2018
Toni delivered an invited seminar at the Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky , in Lexington. He discussed strategies to optimize porous materials for energy conversion and storage.
November 20, 2018
Toni, Katharine and Jeff travel to the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen (Switzerland) to perform a neutron radiography experiment at the NEUTRA beamline (SINQ).
October 31, 2018
Toni attended the 2018 AIChE Annual Conference in Pittsburgh , PA. He gave presentations discussing the influence electrode microstructure and thermal treatments on redox flow batteries, and advanced water management in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells.