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Dr. Rebeca Marcilla participated as Invited Speaker in Organic Battery Days 2019 celebrated in Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany)

Dr. Rebeca Marcilla from the Electrochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energy participated as Invited Speaker in the last Organic Battery Days 2019, the only international conference in the emerging field of Organic Batteries. This inspiring conference was hosted by Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert in Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) last 3-5 June, 2019.

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The Organic Battery Days 2019 in Jena were a great success with three days of scientific exchange at the highest level and collegial networking in a relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Nagaraj Patil also participated with a poster entitled “Macromolecular engineering of redox-active polymers bearing catechol pendants”.

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We had the opportunity to share our research results with the steadily growing research community on the subject of organic batteries. We are looking forward to participating in the next Organic Battery Days that will be hosted by Professor Hiroyuki Nishide and Professor Kenichi Oyaizu in 2020 in Tokyo. So, we need to work hard in the lab this year, let’s go!

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More information about the meeting: Organic Battery Days


Dr. Andreas Mavrantonakis participated in European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Spring Meeting 2019

Dr. Andreas Mavrantonakis from the Electrochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energy participated in the 2019 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) from 27th to 31st May 2019 in Nice, France. The E-MRS Spring Meeting is a major conference in the field of Materials Science and Technology with over 2700 attendees coming from all over the world. It consists of 26 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations, and 2 plenary sessions with two Nobel Laureates.

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Dr. Mavrantonakis presented his latest work on the modeling of -based materials in Redox-Flow Batteries in an oral presentation entitled: “Investigation of the redox chemistry of phenazines using Density Functional Theory”. His presentation was part of the Symposium C, which is focused on “Batteries and Supercapacitors” and is one of many other symposia covering the field of Materials for Energy. Symposium C was one of the largest in the meeting with almost 200 participants.

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Dr. Julio J. Lado participated in the 4th International Conference on Capacitive Deionization

Dr. Julio J. Lado, postdoctoral researcher of the Electrochemical Processes Unit at IMDEA Energy participated in the 4th International Conference on Capacitive Deionization & Electrosorption (CDI&E) held in the prestigious Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), the 20-23 May 2019. Over two hundred researchers attended to the conference celebrated in which more than 60 oral presentations and 40 posters were presented.

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Dr. Lado presented some of his last results in the CDI topic in an oral presentation titled "Scale-up of a CDI System Equipped with High Mass-Loading Activated Carbon Electrodes: From Laboratory Cell to Pilot Plant” as part of the session devoted to the “CDI performance stability and scale-up”. Some other topics covered in the conference included, electrode materials in CDI and MCDI, specific ions removal and nutrient recovery in CDI or Faradaic reactions and the application in CDI and FCDI. 

More information about the event could be found in the following link: http://cdi-e2019.csp.escience.cn/ç

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Marie Sklodowska Curie - Individual Fellowships at IMDEA Energy Institute, Electrochemical Processes Unit

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The Electrochemical Processes Unit at the IMDEA Energy Institute, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2019.

Before sending your application, please check the full description of the eligibility criteria that can be found in the webpage call.

Project description

The Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (ER) fellow will join an interdisciplinary group of researchers – chemists, physicists and engineers – aiming to generate novel concepts, materials and devices for electrochemical energy storage. The fellow will be involved in some of the following research lines being currently addressed at ECPU:

  • Redox Flow Batteries
    • Organic or organometallic based electrolytes for high energy density, low-cost and sustainable RFBs
    • Membrane-free concepts: immiscible electrolytes and microfluidic RFBs
    • Solar-rechargeable RFB
  • Metal-air (Zn-air, etc)
    • Electrodes, electrolytes and electrocatalysts for lower cost and increased performance Me-air batteries
  • Metal-ion Batteries (Li-ion or multivalent batteries)
    • Structural Li-ion batteries based on reinforced electrodes and solid electrolytes
    • New organic or inorganic electrode materials for Li-ion or multivalent batteries
    • Advanced In-situ/operando characterization techniques
  • Multiscale / Multiphysics Modelling applied to battery design.

More information about MSCA-IF

Researchers from the Electrochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energy participated in the 3rd Workshop of the E3TECH Spanish Excellence Network in Toledo

Spanish Network of Excellence E3TECH has organized its 3rd Workshop on Sustainable Electrochemical Technology within the framework of the 25th Topical ISE Meeting held in Toledo, Spain, the 15th May 2019. In this workshop, the general assembly of the E3TECH network was attended by Dr. Rebeca Marcilla from IMDEA Energy.

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Moreover,  a specific industry session took place in which researchers from companies such as , AQUALIA, ARVIA TECHNOLOGY LTD or CETaqua – SUEZ Group, presented their interests in applying electrochemical technologies to address problems of water treatment and energy storage. In this workshop the researcher from Imdea Energy Enrique García-Quismondo presented the latest results of the operation of a pilot plant for magnesium enrichment of water streams by using Capacitive Deionization.

More Information about the Spanish Network of Excellence E3TECH

Link to the program of the Event -  3rd Workshop on Sustainable Electrochemical Technology

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