Research Lines

Overview

Highlights

Advanced Nanomaterials Synthesis and Fabrication

Energy Storage

  •   Li-ion battery
  •   Supercapacitors
  •   Hybrid devices
  •   Micro-supercapacitors
  •   Printed supercapacitors

Electrochemical Flow cells

  •   Flow capacitors
  •   Redox flow battery

Nanofluids

Matrix Chemistry for novel hybrid nanocomposites

PEM Fuel Cells

 

HIGHLIGHTS

New industrial methods for the preparation of high-quality graphene (in large amounts)

Forget about the purest square centimeter of graphene. We are into either into making the oxidized stuff (although we know how to prepare it). We make large amounts of high-quality graphene (no oxygen) through our own fabrication method.

Nanofluids are HOT

Heat Transfer Fluids (HTFs) have shown they are great at transferring heat at low temperatures. We want to understand why and we want them working at high temperatures for boosting thermal solar energy.

Hybrids, hybrids, hybrids. Hybrid Supercapacitors made of hybrid electrodes for hybrid energy storage.

We work on batteries (great energy, poor power), we work on supercapacitors (great power, poor energy). Now we also work on hybridizing them to get extra energy density while keeping high power.

Micro-Supercapacitors with Silicon NanoWires

A collaborative European project (NEST; Nanowire Energy Storage) integrating knowledge, integrating Europe.

Radically new and radically better flow cell concepts.

The idea is storing fluids with high energy density in large tanks externally to the electrochemical reactor that we have always called battery. This type of liquid storage is bound to obliterate the word “intermittent“ out of renewable energies and even end up fueling our not-so-far-ahead future electric cars.

 

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