March 22, 2023
Adrian, Maxime, Rens, Irene, and Toni attended the ModVal conference in Hohenkammer (Germany). Maxime gave an oral presentation entitled “Starting from the bottom: Coupling a genetic algorithm and a pore network model for redox flow battery porous electrode optimization”. Adrian presented a poster entitled “Development of multiphase transport layers with binary pore size distribution”. Irene presented a poster entitled “Towards uniform and fluorine-free coatings on carbon-fiber substrates for polymer electrolyte fuel cells”. Rens presented a poster entitled “Towards fluorine-free ionomer coatings for next-generation polymer electrolyte fuel cells”. Toni gave a keynote lecture entitled “Advancing redox flow batteries through porous electrode and reactor engineering”. Congratulations!
March 06, 2023
Emre and Winnie attended the Netherlands' Catalysis and Chemistry Conference in Noordwijkerhout. Emre gave an oral presentation entitled “Taurine electrografting onto porous electrodes improves redox flow batteries performance ”. Winnie presented a poster entitled “Towards platinum-free catalyst layers for polymer electrolyte fuel cells”. Congratulations!!
March 02, 2023
Emre published a second paper entitled “Electropolymerized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) coatings on porous carbon electrodes for electrochemical separation of metals” in Advanced Materials Interfaces. Emre used electropolymerization method to coat porous electrodes with PEDOT/PSS with a controllable thickness down to 100 nm’s and used these coated electrodes to separate nickel from sodium in aqueous solutions. Congratulations!!
February 28, 2023
Kiran finished her postdoctoral research duration where she worked on the synthesis of metallic porous electrodes combining 3D printing and electroplating for reversible fuel cells! We wish you all the best in your future career!
February 21, 2023
Rémy successfully defended his PhD thesis! He worked on Development of membrane diagnostics and novel porous materials for next generation redox flow batteries. Congratulations! We are happy that Rémy is staying with the EMS group as a post-doctoral researcher where he will be assessing the upscaling possibilities and performance metrics of porous carbon electrodes prepared via Non-Solvent Induced Phase Separation.
February 02, 2023
Maxime and Rik published a collaborative paper entitled "Bottom-up design of porous electrodes by combining a genetic algorithm and a pore network model " in the Chemical Engineering Journal! Congratulations!!
January 15, 2023
Mojtaba Barzegari joins our team as postdoctoral researcher! Mojtaba is an expert in high-performance computational modeling which he applied to computational biomaterials and tissue engineering during his PhD in KU Leuven. Mojtaba aims to apply his expertise in computational engineering and high performance computing on electrochemical materials and systems. Welcome on board!
December 08, 2022
Toni published a second collaborative article with the Vermaas group at TU Delft in ACS Applied Energy Materials. The paper is entitled “When Flooding Is Not Catastrophic─Woven Gas Diffusion Electrodes Enable Stable CO2 Electrolysis”. Congratulations!
October 9 – 13, 2022
Last week Rik visited the 242nd meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Atlanta. At this conference, Rik had the opportunity to meet with the academic and industrial leaders in the field of electrochemical engineering and discuss our work on gas diffusion layers with patterned wettability and its industrial application. We look back to an impressive week which resulted in several new insights and exciting connections.
September 01, 2022
Simona Buzzi joined our team to perform her PhD research! Simona will work on the scale up of the non-solvent induced phase separation (NIPS) method to synthesize novel electrodes for implementation in vanadium redox flow batteries. Welcome on board!
August 22, 2022
Jesse de Boer joined our team to perform his PhD research! Jesse will work on catalyst layers for electrochemical CO2 reduction to ethylene . Welcome on board!
August 15, 2022
Senan Amireh joined our team to perform his PhD research! Senan will work on developing gas diffusion electrodes for electrochemical CO2 reduction to ethylene. Welcome on board!
September 22, 20222
Toni published a News and Views article in Nature Chemistry! The piece is entitled "Bringing redox organics cack to life" and discusses the recent efforts by Aziz, Gordon and Grey to perform electrochemical regeneration of aqueous organic redox flow batteries, alongside a brief overview of the field. Congratulations!
September 7, 2022
Emre published a paper entitled “Taurine Electrografting onto Porous Electrodes Improves Redox Flow Battery Performance” in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!!
August 2, 2022
Rémy published a paper entitled “On the Characterization of Membrane Transport Phenomena and Ion Exchange Capacity for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries” in Journal of The Electrochemical Society. Congratulations!!
July 7, 2022
Martin de Waal completed his BSc thesis in the group! Under the supervision of Adrian Mularczyk, Martin completed his BSc thesis entitled “Process optimization of copper foam synthesis using dynamic hydrogen bubble templating”. Congratulations for the great work!!
June 21, 2022
Rémy published his second NIPS paper in collaboration with Charles Tai-Chieh Wan entitled “Microstructural engineering of high-power redox flow battery electrodes via non-solvent induced phase separation” in Cell Reports Physical Science. Congratulations!!
May 29 - June 2, 2022
Our team attended the 241st Electrochemical Society Meeting in Vancouver! Maxime, Adrian, Vanesa, Emre and Toni contributed with five oral presentations. Maxime contributed a talk entitled “Towards bottom-up design of porous electrode microstructures - an approach coupling evolutionary algorithms and pore network modelling”, Adrian gave an oral presentation entitled “Engineering electrodes with bimodal pore size distributions for next-generation electrochemical devices”, Vanesa contributed a talk entitled “Understanding the interaction between flow field geometries and porous electrode microstructures in redox flow batteries”, Emre contributed a presentation entitled “Electrografting as a versatile approach to engineer porous electrode interfaces for redox flow batteries” (presented by Toni due to travel restrictions), and Toni gave an oral presentation entitled “Neutron radiography as a powerful method to visualize reactive flows in redox flow batteries”.
May 18, 2022
Toni gave an invited online seminar at the PoreLab Center of Excellence (Norway) entitled “Gas Diffusion Layers with Patterned Wettability for Next-generation Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells – a Pathway to Commercialization”.
May 16, 2022
Toni gave an invited talk at the TU Delft Chemical Engineering Faculty Seminar entitled “Porous electrodes for redox flow batteries – predicting, making and functionalizing”.
April 14, 2022
Maxime published her first paper in collaboration with Rik van Gorp entitled "Assessing the Versatility and Robustness of Pore Network Modeling to Simulate Redox Flow Battery Electrode Performance" in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society! The work is part of the JES Focus Issue on Women in Electrochemistry. Congratulations!!
April 4-5, 2022
Adrian, Emre, Maxime, Rens, and Toni attended the NPS 17 conference in Delft (The Netherlands). Adrian gave an oral presentation entitled "Synthesis of electrode materials for electrochemical devices using dynamic hydrogen bubble template deposition". Emre gave an oral presentation entitled "Conformal PEDOT/PSS coatings on porous electrodes for flow through deionization batteries". Maxime gave an oral presentation entitled "Towards bottom-up design of porous electrode microstructures - coupling evolutionary algorithms and pore network modelling". Rens presented a poster entitled "Novel thin film coatings for next generation polymer electrolyte fuel cells". Congratulations!
April 1, 2022
Irene Sinisgalli and Winnie Kong joined our team to perform their PhD research! Irene will work on gas diffusion layers for polymer electrolyte fuel cells and Winnie will work on catalyst layers for polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Welcome on board!
March 31, 2022
Toni gave an invited talk at the International Battery Seminar and Exhibit (Florida, US) entitled “More Power, Lower Cost: Pushing the Limits of Redox Flow Battery Reactors through Novel Porous Electrode Architectures”.
March 29, 2022
Toni published a collaborative article with the Vermaas group at TU Delft in ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering. The paper is entitled “Narrow Pressure Stability Window of Gas Diffusion Electrodes Limits the Scale-Up of CO2 Electrolyzers”. Congratulations!
March 25, 2022
Maxime, Adrian and Toni published a collaborative article with the Brushett group at MIT. The paper, entitled "Comparative Study of Compressive Effects on the Morphology and Performance of Carbon Paper and Cloth Electrodes in Redox Flow Batteries", has been published in Energy Technology. Congratulations!
March 14-16, 2022
Marit Kroese successfully defended her master's thesis, where she worked on 3D-printing of optimized electrode microstructures for organic redox flow batteries. Congratulations! We wish you all the best in your future career!
March 14-16, 2022
Toni attended the ModVal conference in Hohenkammer (Germany). Toni gave an oral presentation entitled "Non-solvent Induced Phase Separation: A Versatile Synthetic Method for High Performance Redox Flow Battery Electrodes".
March 1, 2022
Dr. Kiran Bhatia joins our team as postdoctoral researcher! Kiran is an expert on the synthesis and characterization of novel monometallic/ binary metal foam catalysts by means of electrodeposition, which is pertinent to that of power to value concept such as for electrochemical CO2 reduction. She recently obtained her PhD thesis at the University of Bern, Switzerland. At TU/e, her work will focus on developing novel catalyst architectures on 3d printed electrodes in reversible alkaline fuel cells (RAFC) for space applications. Welcome on board!
March 1, 2022
Rik van Gorp joins our team as Research Engineer! Rik will provide technical support to various fuel cell projects and explore valorization opportunities of our research. Welcome on board!
February 4, 2022
Toni gave an invited lecture online at General Motors where he discussed work on gas diffusion layers with patterned wettability.
January 10, 2022
Toni has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant, congratulations! In this exciting research program (FAIR-RFB), we will push the boundaries of fundamental science to develop new battery materials and enable new reactor architectures for low cost energy storage. We are very thankful to the Council about this opportunity!
January 6, 2022
Maxime and Toni published a book chapter in the Encyclopedia of Energy Storage entitled "Transport Phenomena and Cell Overpotentials in Redox Flow Batteries".
January 2, 2022
Rens Horst joins our team to perform his PhD research! Rens will work on developing thin ionomers for polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Welcome on board!