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Laboratory for the Development of Electrochemical Devices Based on Solid Oxide Proton Conductors

About the Laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:

The Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IHTE UB RAS)

Fields of scientific research:
Environmental Engineering

Project goal:

To develop the foundations and technologies for commercially usable electrochemical devices based on carrying and thin-layered proton electrolytes for gas analysis, as well as for production of electricity and hydrogen. To manufacture solid oxide electrochemical cells with carrying and thin-layered proton electrolyte for electrochemical devices.

Project Objectives: 

- To design new composite materials with a high level of proton conductivity.
- To design technologies that could be used to create prototypes of electrochemical devices based on planar and tubular cells with carrying and thin-layered proton electrolyte.
- To model processes of charge, mass and heat transfer in cells operating as fuel elements, electrolyzes and amperometric sensors.
- To experimentally verify the newly designed concepts by testing mini-stacks operating as fuel elements and electrolyzers.
- To design a model, as well as to create and test prototypes of a 300 Watt fuel element and a 200 H2/hr electrolyzer.
- To design an amperometric sensor to analyze hydrogen-containing gas mixtures.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Tsiakaras Panagiotis

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degree and title:

Job Title:

The leading scientist is the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Thessaly (Greece), Head of the Laboratory for the Study of Alternative Energy Conversion Systems.

Fields of scientific interests:

Catalytic and electrocatalytic processes, electrochemistry of solid bodies, low-, medium- and high-temperature fuel elements, direct ethanol fuel elements for electric power production, design and development of new catalysts for production of hydrogen by reforming renewable types of fuel.

Scientific Recognition: 

The leading scientist is a member of the following Greek science societies: "Hydrogen and Fuel Elements", "Biological Fuels", "Co-generation of Electric Power and Heat", and "Catalysis". He is a member of the following international societies: American Ceramic Society, "Ionics", "Ionics of Solid Bodies", Electrochemical Society, and American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He is also a member of the editorial board of the "Journal of Renewable Energy".

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