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Paper on electrochemical formate separation by Sevgi published online
September 6th, 2022

A new paper by  Sevgi, who works both in our group and in the group of H. Burak Eral, has just been accepted for publication in Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. In the paper we optimize the fabrication of polyvinyl ferrocene (PVF) functionalized carbon electrodes for electrochemical formate separation. Reproducibly making electrodes that were effective for formate separation proved to be challenging in recent years. Sevgi has systematically investigated the fabrication process and due to her efforts we are now able to make electrodes that are effective for formate separation reproducibly.
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When it rains it pours! Two papers from Simone and Andrew accepted for publication
July 14th, 2022

Two papers from Simone and Andrew have been accepted for publication on the same day! Simone's paper benchmarks the electrochemical CO2 reduction on commercial polycrystalline copper foils and show that microstructural variations between the foils have little effect on the electrocatalytic performance. The paper is published in ChemCatChem as part of a special NIOK institute feature. Andrew's paper is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C and describes a new DFT modeling approach to correctly classify CO2 reduction catalysts by product selectivity.
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Effect of different alkali metal cations on the oxygen evolution activity and battery capacity of nickel electrodes in concentrated hydroxide electrolytes
March 23rd, 2022

A new paper by Andrea has just been published online in Electrochimica Acta! In the paper we investigate the effect of different concentrations of alkaline metal cations (Li, Na, Cs, Rb) in concentrated KOH electrolytes on the water oxidation activity and battery performance of nickel electrodes.
Creating a fossil-free chemical industry in a clean way? It can be done!
March 16th, 2022

An interview with Ruud about the research we are conducting as group and within the e-Refinery institute at TU Delft just came out! In the interview, Ruud highlights the possibilities of electrochemical conversions and its possible impact. Read more here!
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Paper on Process Modeling and Analysis of CO2 electroreduction to multicarbon products
December 1st, 2021

A collaborative effort led by Mahinder Ramdin on process modeling and analysis of one-step vs. two-step electrochemical CO2 reduction to multicarbon products is now out in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
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Perspective on Sn-Based Electrocatalyst Stability published online in ACS Energy Letters!
November 11th, 2021

A collaborative perspective paper where Marilia and Ruud, together with the ELCAT group in Antwerp, discuss the importance of stability of Sn-based systems for carbon dioxide reduction to formate has just been published online in ACS Energy Letters. We hope this accelerates research on the stability of these systems!
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Paper Andrea published online in I&ECR!
July 19th, 2021

Andrea's first paper on 'Modeling the Performance of an Integrated Battery and Electrolyzer System' has just been published online in I&ECR. In the paper we develop and validate a model to optimize the performance of an integrated battery and electrolyzer device (the Battolyser).
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Katie and Iris start their PhD
May 21st, 2021

As of April 15, Katie and Iris have joined the group as PhD candidates. Their work is part of the RELEASE program. Katie will work on GDE electrodes for carbon dioxide reduction, while Iris will work on integrating carbon dioxide capture and electrochemical conversion. Best of luck in the coming years!
Caelan succesfully defends his MSc. thesis
August 31st, 2020

MSc. student Caelan Randolph, who worked on a project in collaboration with Dr. Ivan Buijnsters at Precision Micro Engineering (PME), has succesfully defended his thesis! Caelan  studied the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide on boron doped diamond (BDD) electrodes . Great job Caelan!
July 8th, 2020

Our research was highlighted in the 'Home of Innovation' site of TU Delft. If you are interested you can read more here.
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Paper Elizabeth published online in JACS!
June 3th, 2020

A new paper on 'In Situ ATR-SEIRAS of Carbon Dioxide Reduction at a Plasmonic Silver Cathode' was just published online in JACS. The paper is the result of the visit of Elizabeth at TU Delft, and is a collaborative effort with the group of Bryan McCloskey.
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Tim succesfully defends his MSc. thesis
May 20th, 2020

MSc. student Tim Fennis, who worked on a project in collaboration with Dr. Burak Eral, has succesfully defended his thesis! In his project he studied polyvinyl ferrocene electrodes for selective separation of formate ions from aqueous solutions. Congratulations Tim!
Marilia's paper is among top 10% most downloaded!
April 30th, 2020
We just heard that Marilia's paper in ChemPhysChem on electrolyte effects on electrochemical CO2 reduction is among the top 10% most downloaded papers in 2018-2019! If you haven't read it yet, check it out here.