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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!

award LIFT WO

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!

2019's News

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.

International Flow Battery

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.’

2018's News

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.

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