Research stay at UC3M: DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
The Chair Of Excellence aimed at developing the new researches activities in polymer electrolytes-based energy sources, namely Fuel cells and Advanced Batteries. The Chair was hosted in SIPMAT (persons in charge: Prof.Alejandro Varez and Belen Levenfeld). We developed new topics dealing with sodium batteries based (i) on solvent-free polymer electrolytes and (ii) on gelled blends of polyethers and Na+-conducting ionomers. In parallel, we attempted European KICINNO projects. We obtained a financing from a company to gather results in order to obtain the GO, an indispensable requirement to apply, by spring 2015, a KICINNO Energy Call. The contract started by January 2015. Additionally, I submitted with a student, who got her PhD (2014) at Uc3M, an EU Marie-Curie gathering 3 partners Grenoble-Madrid- Padova. 2 papers will be promptly submitted, one dealing with sodium batteries and another one with PEM Fuel Cell membranes.
Stay period: JAN 2014 - JUL 2014