November 2023: New master student Phillip Geiersberger
In november Phillip Geiersberger joined our group as a master student. Phillip studies Energy Technology at MUL. His research will focus on new current collector/electrode designs for improving the performance of solid oxide electrolysis cells within the FFG-project "Design-SOEC".
October 2023: Autumn School - Inorganic electrochemical reactors for sustainable chemicals, fuels and power production
Barbara participated in the Autumn School 2023 - Inorganic electrochemical reactors for sustainable chemicals, fuels and power production - in Valencia, Spain, and presented a poster.
October 2023: Jakob obtained his Master's Degree
Jakob Plattner, MSc (fourth from left) passed his Master's exam IET on 02.10.2023 with distinction. Congratulations!
September 2023: 7. GÖCH Symposium "Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry in Austria"
Barbara, Andreas and Sarah participated in the 7th GÖCH Symposium "Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry" at Vienna Technical University and presented posters and talks.
August 2023: Andreas' new paper was published in Fuel Cells
A. Egger, S. Eisbacher-Lubensky, K. Sampl, V. Subotić, C. Hochenauer, W. Sitte, and E. Bucher: Pr- and Co-substitution in rare earth nickelates – application as SOEC air electrodes. Fuel Cells (2023) https://doi.org/10.1002/fuce.202300037
August 2023: New PhD student Mehmet Aksoy
Mehmet Aksoy joined our group as a PhD student. He will be working on new materials for solid state electrolysis cells within the FFG-project "Design-SOEC".
July 2023: Patrick's new paper was published in Fuel Cells
P. Pretschuh, A. Egger, R. Brunner, and E. Bucher: Electrochemical and microstructural characterization of the high-entropy perovskite La0.2Pr0.2Nd0.2Sm0.2Sr0.2CoO3-δ for solid oxide cell air electrodes. Fuel Cells (2023) https://doi.org/10.1002/fuce.202300036.
July 2023: 2nd Symposium on Hydrogen and Carbon
Patrick Pretschuh and Barbara Buxbaum presented recent results from their PhD theses at the 2nd Symposium on Hydrogen and Carbon in Leoben.
May/June 2023: Christina & Edith attended the 2023 EMRS Spring Meeting
May 2023: Sarah's new paper was published in Solid State Ionics
S. Eisbacher-Lubensky, A. Egger, W. Sitte, and E. Bucher: Oxygen exchange and transport properties of the first-order Ruddlesden-Popper phase La2Ni0.9Co0.1O4+δ. Solid State Ionics 397 (2023) 116255, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssi.2023.116255
April 2023: Christina, Edith (and Christoph) attended the 2nd Materials Science Colloquium
Christina Nader and Edith Bucher presented talks at the 2nd Materials Science Colloquium (67. Metallkunde-Kolloquium) in Lech am Arlberg, Austria.
April 2023: Start of the new FFG-project Design-SOEC
Our new project "Knowledge-based design of solid oxide electrolysis cells for optimized hydrogen production (Design-SOEC)", funded by "Klima- und Energiefonds/Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)" within the 8th Call "Energieforschung", started on 01.04.2023. The aim of the project is to develop solid oxide electrolyzer cells with optimized core components and improved reliability, energy efficiency and lifetime. Our cooperation partners are Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH and AVL List GmbH.