To transform our energy systems to meet climate change targets it is vital that new technologies are rapidly developed. One solution is the use of ceramic oxides in solid oxide cells (SOCs) to produce green hydrogen. These SOCs operate at high temperature and over extended times, so lifetime and durability are key engineering considerations. In this project you will prepare simple single cells, expose these to thermal treatment, determining if there is any materials degradation and link these changes with the electrochemical performance of the cells.
Appointed Ceres Power/RAEng Research Chair in Electrochemical Devices for a Zero Carbon Economy. Further details about his research group can be found at stephenskinnerlab.com.
Mohammed Abdur Rahim is a highly motivated individual with a background in biomedical engineering. With a keen interest in biomimicry, he hopes to achieve cost-effective solutions to problems affecting those with less financial freedom. He is currently working with natural language processing to make legal consultation more accessible in Uganda.