The overall goal of this project is to demonstrate an electrochemical energy storage device that releases hydrogen and electricity upon discharge. This concept has potential for low-cost energy storage in a renewable energy future characterized by low cost but intermittent electricity generation from solar photovoltaics and wind. The project will involve learning the basics of electrochemical energy storage, using a 3D printer, performing electroanalytical measurements with a potentiostat, and evaluating the efficiency and durability of these energy storage devices.
Lab: Solar Fuels Engineering Lab
Direct Supervisor: Jack Davis
Position Dates: 6/01/2018 - 8/10/2018
Hours per Week: 40
Paid Position: Yes
Qualifications: Chemical Engineering
Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior; SEAS only