Dr Georgios Nikiforidis

Nationality: 
Greece
Programme: 
ARD 2020-LAVOISIER
Period: 
January, 2020 to January, 2021

LE STUDIUM RESEARCH FELLOW / ARD 2020 - LAVOISIER Programme

From

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) - SA

In residence at

Physical Chemistry of Materials and Electrolytes for Energy (PCM2E) / University of Tours - FR

Host scientist

Prof. Mérièm Anouti 

PROJECTs

 
1/ Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (RFB) with an ionic liquid (IL)/H2O electrolyte
Here we are investigating the performance of the vanadium RFB in the presence of an novel electrolyte, close to pH neutral. The investigation entails the pshysichochemical and electrochemical characterization of the electrolyte for the positive and negative side of the battery. As a final step, the optimization of the parameters of the battery (flow, concentration, membrane, electrodes) will be executed to yield a long-term robust RFB system.  
 
2/ Semi-flow advanced Intermediate Temperature NaS battery 
Here we are implementing thiol and disulfide additives to the catholyte in search of superior capacity and longer cycleability for the IT NaS battery system. The  pshysichochemical and electrochemical properties of the electrolytes will be characterized and in turn implement in a tubular battery for testing and optimization.