Hydrogen production and energy storage with electroceramics
Project Goals and Description:
We are developing new materials for production of hydrogen from water using high-temperature electrolysis. In this project, students will work as members of our research team to fabricate and characterize the performance of high-temperature electrolyzers for hydrogen production and energy storage. Activities will include electrolyzer fabrication, microstructural analysis through electron microscopy, and performance characterization using experimental tools.
The Colorado Fuel Cell Center now boasts 15 active researchers spanning from first-year freshman to Ph.D. students to full-time research faculty. The i-MURF awardee will work as a part of this team in bringing this research to life.
Grand Challenge: Make solar energy economical.
Visit the Colorado Fuel Cell Center website to learn more: cfcc.mines.edu
Neal Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
Ceramic processing to fabricate electrolysis cells. Electron microscopy to capture high-resolution images of electrolysis cells. Knowledge on the role of electrochemistry in energy storage and market penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources.
Students will meet weekly as part of our regular team meetings, and then individually with research staff to push research forward.
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