CREST, Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia (DISAT), Politecnico di To
Development and testing of low-temperature fuel cell electrodes (PEMFC) with next-generation ionomers
keywords ELECTROCHEMISTRY, FUEL CELL, HYDROGEN
Reference persons ALESSANDRO HUGO ANTONIO MONTEVERDE
External reference persons Ing. Giovanni Carrabba
Research Groups CREST, Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia (DISAT), Politecnico di To
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL
Description The candidate will be involved in the development of electrodes for PEMFC with next-generation ionomers. Specifically, the work will consist of the production and optimization of a catalytic ink formulation for a new and alternative deposition method (knife coating).
Different characterization techniques (rheological and electrochemical) will be used to propose a correlation between the characteristics of the catalyst, ionomer type and the deposition method. Electrochemical tests will be carried out through an innovative semi-cell system through the use of gas diffusion electrode.
Experimental activities will take place mainly at the Environmental Catalysis Laboratory (Blue Nox), at DISAT, and involve ongoing activities on industrial projects with European and American companies.
Required skills Knowledge of: materials, catalysis, electrocatalysis is most welcome.
Deadline 18/02/2024 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA