Between 9th and 17th September 2019, Dr Sebastian Molin, PI of the First TEAM project "Nanocrystalline ceramic materials for effiecient electrochemical energy conversion" is vising the project partner, prof. Zongping Shao and his group at Nanjing.
We are looking for two motivated PhD students to start their work from 1.10.2019 or later. Work is to be carried out within a project funded by National Science Centre in Poland: "High-temperature corrosion studies of alloy powders and sintered porous alloys: effects of composition and microstructure".
The project offers stipends for two PhD students. Details can be found in the pdf file attached below.
In case of any questions please don't hesitate to contact the PI of the project: Dr. Sebastian Molin (email@example.com) or the head of our group prof. Piotr Jasiński (piotr.jasiński@pg.edu.pl).
Within the framework of National Science Centre Sonata BIS programme (for researchers between 5-12 years after the PhD), I have received funding for realization of the project: "High-temperature corrosion studies and development of oxidation lifetime model of alloy powders and sintered porous alloys: effects of composition and microstructure". Short description can be found here.
The project will probably start in July or October and last 4 years. We will be hiring two new PhD students (for 4 years) and one PostDoc (for 2 years). Please contact me in case you are interested in any kind of cooperation.
Within a First TEAM project "Nanocrystalline ceramic materials for efficient electrochemical energy conversion" funded by Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) our groups has one open position for a PhD student. We are looking for a candidate to start either right now or from 1st October 2019 with the new academic semester.
Project goal connected to the available position is to develop Solid Oxide Fuel Cell working at lowered temperatures (500-600 °C). This require fabrication of ceramic thin films, their electrical characterization and post-mortem analysis. We are looking for a motivated and driven candidate, preferably with some prior laboratory experience, but the most important traits are hard work and a proper can-do attitude.
We can offer a PhD stipend from the project (4000 PLN/month, till the end of September 2021 with possibility of extension) plus possible regular stipends from the faculty. These are competitive conditions on the Polish market.
Please contact Sebastian Molin (firstname.lastname@example.org) in case of any questions.
New publication (Short Communication) has been published in Journal of the European Ceramic Society!
"Low temperature deposition of dense MnCo2O4 protective coatings for steel interconnects of solid oxide cells" - B. Kamecki, J. Karczewski, T. Miruszewski, G. Jasiński, D. Szymczewska, P. Jasiński, S. Molin,
We have used our self-made spray pyrolysis deposition system to produce MnCo2O4 protective coatings at low temperature (390°C). Coatings are of high quality, are phase pure and have high electrical conductivity (similar to bulk materials). Spray pyrolysis is a simple and versatile process that offers several important advantages and we will try to push it further in our coming works. We should be able to coat larger samples to prove this technology can be really utilized.
Link to the paper: LINK
Our new paper has been accepted to Materials Letters: "Co-deposition of CuO and Mn1.5Co1.5O4 powders on Crofer 22 APU by electrophoretic deposition: structural, compositional modifications and corrosion properties" (LINK). What I think is very nice is the co-doping strategy to fabricate a mixed Mn,Co,Cu spinel. Co-doping is achieved by a simple co-deposition by electrophoretic method. Commercially available powders might be used and depending on the required thermal expansion doped by Cu and possibly other cations. It is a nice internationally collaborative paper, with POLITO, DTU and AGH inputs.
We should follow up with a full paper, focusing on high temperature corrosion properties of coated alloys within the next few months.
After 5 years and 9 months in Denmark, I came back to Poland. From 1st October I started as an Assistant Professor (adjunct) at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at Gdansk University of Technology.
I came back to my former group, where I did my PhD 6 years ago (LINK). I will continue working in the broad field of ceramics, high temperature corrosion etc.
I have decided to include updates about publications that I author and co-author. The aim is to publish some additional data, as typically in a publication I only include ~10% of pictures, XRD spectra etc.
As for now I just want to mention, that our paper about: "Microstructure and electrical properties of Fe,Cu substituted (Co,Mn)3O4 thin films" has been published in an open access journal Crystals. You can download the manuscript from here.
Over time, I plan to give some description about the paper history, idea behind it etc. For now, please enjoy the paper and if you have any comments, I will be really very glad to discuss them.
In June 2017, First International Conference on Electrolysis will take place in Copenhagen. Organized by DTU Energy, it is a continuation and extension of previous "electrolysis workshops" at DTU, in which I also attended in 2013 and 2015. These were very valuable meetings, with lots of practical information and current status of the technology. Speaker list include the most active researchers and industry representatives. I believe this will be a truly great meeting and look forward to presenting a poster with an overview of high temperature corrosion work we do around the electrolysis projects.
My abstract here.
My poster for a broad audience can be found here.
Looking forward to the next ICE conference in Norway!
Due to an initiative of prof. Janina Molenda (AGH) and Dr. Janusz Kupecki (IEN), a paper describing research efforts in Poland in the field of SOFCs has been published. I believe most of the research groups are represented. There is definitely a wide area of materials, device and systems research. I highly recommend the paper to get to know the Polish groups.
J. Molenda, J. Kupecki, R. Baron, M. Blesznowski, G. Brus, T. Brylewski, M. Bucko, J. Chmielowiec, K. Cwieka, M. Gazda, A. Gil, P. Jasinski, Z. Jaworski, J. Karczewski, M. Kawalec, R. Kluczowski, M. Krauz, F. Krok, B. Lukasik, M. Malys, A. Mazur, A. Mielewczyk-Gryn, J. Milewski, S. Molin, G. Mordarski, M. Mosialek, K. Motylinski, E.N. Naumovich, P. Nowak, G. Pasciak, P. Pianko-Oprych, D. Pomykalska, M. Rekas, A. Sciazko, K. Swierczek, J. Szmyd, S. Wachowski, T. Wejrzanowski, W. Wrobel, K. Zagorski, W. Zajac, A. Zurawska, Status report on high temperature fuel cells in Poland – Recent advances and achievements, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42, 4366–4403 (2017).
I am a researcher working in materials science, mainly with ceramic materials but also with metalic alloys. I focus on deposition techniques (electrophoretic, electrolytic, spray-pyrolysis) and a few different applications (fuel cells, electrolysis).