Recently, there have been advancements in energy storage systems capable of storing GWh-scale energy capacity, such systems despite being promising they still possess several environmental and safety issues. In this project, Acid-base flow battery (ABFB) is employed as a storage system with water and salt as active materials. The core component of this flow battery is the bipolar membrane capable of dissociating water into acid and base at the junction during the stage of charging. Then acid and base are stored in tanks till the discharge state where they recombine to produce water and salt.
- Optimizing the electrospinning process conditions to fabricate bipolar membranes (BPMs).
- Material characterization of the membranes ( SEM-EDX, IEC ...etc).
- Electrochemical characterization (Testing the performance of the BPM in the acid-base flow battery).
- Specialization in material science, chemical engineering, membrane engineering, preferably with a background or experience in polymer chemistry.
- Enrolled in graduate (MSc) studies.
- Interest for practical laboratory experience and analytical work.
- Fluent in English language (writing and communication skills).
- Good motivation and team-working spirit.
- Gaining practical research experience.
- Working in a motivating multicultural multidisciplinary environment.
- Allowance: 175 €/month.
How to apply:
Interested students are invited to send their transcript of records, motivational letter and a CV (max. 2 pages) to Emad Al-Dhubhani ([email protected] ). Please indicate (electrospinning for BPM thesis application) as the subject of the email.