After a lot of work by our Ph.D. students Stefanie Arnold and Lei Wang, our invited article in the Wiley journal SMALL on the dual-use of seawater batteries for energy storage and water desalination. Seawater batteries are a unique type of device that capitalizes, in the most common design, on a ceramic separator, an electrocatalytic reaction on one electrode side, and reversible sodium-ion electrochemistry on the other side. Since simple seawater can be used as the aqueous electrolyte in the system, the system has become known as seawater batteries. In our opinion, this technology can do more than contribute toward beyond-lithium energy storage by also being used for desalination.
Welcome new Ph.D. student Yunjie Li! Having done her Master at Shandong University, Yunjie will be doing her Ph.D. study with us on lithium-ion batteries.
Juhan Lee has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Redox electrolytes for non-flow electrochemical energy storage”.