Electrochemical Topics at Texas Materials Institute
Electrochemical materials and phenomena play an important role in the present-day technology. Batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, electrochromic devices, gas separation membranes, and sensors are some examples applications of electrochemical materials. The success in electrochemical technology is largely due to the continued design and development of newer materials that meet the needs of the modern society. The research at the Texas Materials Institute encompasses fundamental electrochemistry, materials development, and electrochemical characterization.
Some examples of research programs at the Texas Materials Institute:
- Design and development of new materials for electrochemical power sources such as rechargeable lithium batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, and supercapacitors.
- Development of innovative synthesis and processing procedures to achieve unique compositions and microstructures that can offer superior performance in energy conversion and storage.
- Development of both polymer and ceramic oxide membranes for gas separation.
- Fabrication and study of biosensors, electrochemical DNA, and immunomicrosensor arrays.
- Scanning electrochemical microscopy, ultra-high resolution electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry at semiconductors and electrogenerated chemiluminescence.
- Corrosion engineering of metal alloys and ceramics.