Self-healing materials in the field of batteries and photovoltaics
Reference persons FEDERICO BELLA
Research Groups Electrochemistry Group @PoliTO
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL, IN LAB
Description The conversion and storage of energy represent one of the main research lines worldwide, driven above all by the growing number of portable electronic devices owned by each person. In addition to this, the current energy transition is requiring the development of new types of energy materials. In this context, the development of materials capable of self-repairing when mechanically stressed, subject to wear or uneven functioning represents an absolutely fascinating research topic on a global scale.
This thesis is aimed at the development of self-healing materials for solar cells or batteries (the decision will be taken with the supervisor).
In fact, a thesis in such a strategic field is an excellent business card for an engineer who wants to present himself/herself at best to industry or international academic life.
The candidate will work in the laboratories of DISAT department and, in some cases, also in the laboratories of the University of Turin. The candidate will deal with the preparation of self-healing materials, their characterization, assembly of prototypes and their testing under simulated operating conditions: the advantage of this type of thesis is that the candidate has the opportunity to see an entire preparation process of devices at a laboratory scale, starting from the preparation of the individual components and assembling the working prototype at the end of the work.
If the candidate gets scholarships (such as those offered by the university for conducting thesis abroad) or own funding, it is possible to spend a period of activity abroad in one of the laboratories with which the research group collaborates.
The thesis work will be adapted according to the candidate's cultural background: chemical, materials, energy, environmental, nanotechnology engineering, etc. In any case, a two-week laboratory training is foreseen with the aim of making a reset and putting everyone in the conditions to be able to work independently on their thesis project.
Required skills Il Gruppo di Elettrochimica Ŕ un team di ricercatori di fama internazionale nel campo dell'energia (vedi i recenti successi del gruppo a questo link: https://www.facebook.com/ElectrochemistryGroupPoliTO). Chi Ŕ interessato a questa tesi proposta dal gruppo deve essere in possesso di questi requisiti:
- Avere al massimo 2 esami ancora da sostenere;
- Avere una media almeno di 27/30;
- CapacitÓ di lavorare in gruppo;
- Saper presentare i risultati (grafici, slides, report);
- Voglia di lavorare.
Notes The candidate will work on a work line currently active in the research team, gaining the experience of working in the field of applied research in an academic laboratory.
Deadline 30/09/2023 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA