Electrochemistry - Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Electrochemistry Group at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering aims to provide fundamental, theoretical and technological skills to masters and doctoral engineering students. The primary task for the electrochemistry group’s research activity is to develop fundamental understanding of electrochemical processes and electrochemical materials technology. This knowledge is brought forward into the group’s teaching, applied research and problem solving for industries, including the Norwegian electrolysis industry and for materials and corrosion related tasks within the chemical process and petroleum industry.
The electrochemistry group works with both fundamental and industrially relevant problem tasks important for the continuous development of a research-based electrochemistry education. Our masters and PhD candidates are highly desirable and commonly work closely together with Norwegian industry on joint research projects. Together with Sintef, the group has built up a large research laboratory within electrochemistry embracing electrowinning, electrochemical energy technology and corrosion. As a result, the group has numerous national and international collaborators and a research term abroad is often encouraged.
The electrochemistry group is split into three main research areas:
- Svein Sunde, Ann Mari Svensson, Frode Seland
- Andreas Erbe
-Geir Martin Haarberg, Espen Sandnes
In addition, members of the electrochemistry group are part of a number of projects, either as project leaders or participants. Here are a few of them:
We are committed to developing a fundamental understanding of electrochemical processes and electrochemical materials technology at all levels.
For this purpose, we run a number of courses for undergraduate, masters and PhD students:
Graduate courses (masters level):
TMT4253 Electrochemical process and energy technology
TMT4255 Corrosion and corrosion protection
TMT4166 Experimental Materials Chemistry and Electrochemistry
TMT4340 Materials and sustainable development
The electrochemistry group aims to provide state of the art equipment and instrumentation to fullfill all research needs.
We have over 450 m2 of lab space, containing a variety of equipment such as: glove boxes, advanced electrochemical equipment (RDE, DEIS, DEMS, EQCM, battery testers), FTIR, UV-vis spectrometers and scanning probe microscopes (AFM/STM).
What's going on in the group?
We have two open positions in the group:
- PhD position on surface treatment of aluminium, deadline February 23rd 2020
- Post-doc position in Battery Technology, deadline February 1st 2020
Please get in touch if you would like to apply!
In December, Professor Frode Seland and three students from the group attended the annual NiElectroCan meeting in Ottawa, Canada.
Here they presented their work on Nickel based catalysts and coatings for use in low temperature fuel cells and electrolysers.
An article from researchers in our group has been selected as a featured paper and the cover story for the Journal of Energies!
You can read the article, on the conversion of waste heat to H2 using reverse electrodialysis here: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/12/18/3428
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Employees in Electrochemistry
Andreas Erbe Professor of Corrosion and Interface Chemistryandreas.firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Geir Martin Haarberg Professor+47-73594036 email@example.com Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Espen Sandnes Associate professor+47-73593971 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Frode Seland Professor+47-73594042 email@example.com Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Svein Sunde Professor+47-73594051 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Ann Mari Svensson Professor+47-73593965 +47-98230450 email@example.com Department of Materials Science and Engineering