Synthesis, evaluation and optimization of carbonaceous electrode materials for energy storage devices

The main objective of the future thesis project is to produce efficient electrode materials from wood components (mainly cellulose and its derivatives) for their application in supercapacitors, Li-ion batteries, fuel cells. The main focus will be made on the measurable electrical properties of the materials.


Our project student will obtain skills in such analysing techniques as SEM, XRD, FTIR, TGA, XPS, as well as learn how to measure electrical conductivity nad capacitance ("Cleanroom" work experience is included).
Candidates will work at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience.
 
Who should apply: students with background in chemistry or materials science (i.e. MP Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology, MP Materials Engineering).
 
Contacts:
PhD student Volodymyr Kuzmenko, kuzmenko@chalmers.se;
Professor Peter Enoksson, peter.enoksson@chalmers.se;
Associate professor Per Lundgren, per.lundgren@chalmers.se.


 

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2013. Modified: Mon 23 Oct 2017