New paper has been accepted!
This work was led by prof. Smeacetto from Politecnico di Torino and included a broad international collaboration with industrial participation.
In this work the PoliTo group has electrophoretically deposited spinel coatings on full scale interconnects (Sunfire). The interconnects were subsequently used in stacks and analyzed post-mortem.
"Mn-Co spinel coatings on Crofer 22 APU by electrophoretic deposition: up scaling, performance in SOFC stack at 850°C and compositional modifications" - A.G. Sabato, E. Zanchi, S. Molin, G. Cempura, H. Javed, K. Herbrig, C. Walter, A.R. Boccaccini, F. Smeacetto, accepted in Journal of the European Ceramic Society, March 2021.
We are happy to announce that our paper: Improvement of Oxygen Electrode Performance of Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Cells by Spray Pyrolysis Deposited Active Layers authored by Bartosz Kamecki, Jakub karczewski, Piotr Jasiński and Sebastian Molin has been accepted for publication in Advanced Materials Interfaces.
Our group presented three contributions at the 45th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC 2020 Virtual):
The presentations were pre-recorded. If you are interested, please let us know and we will be happy to share them.
Link to the conference: LINK
Our team is presenting two oral contributions at the Forum:
B. Kamecki - Nanocrystalline La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ oxygen electrodes fabricated by spray pyrolysis for solid oxide cells operating at intermediate temperatures
S. Molin - Fabrication and testing on MnCo2O4 based interconnect protective coatings prepared by spray pyrolysis
The forum is fully virtual this year.
We have an opening for a PostDoc position for 12-14 months (maternity cover), starting from February 2020 onwards.
The position is within the First-TEAM project, and is connected to the development of materials for alkaline electrolysis electrodes, primarily for oxygen evolution reaction.
Few more details can be found in the announcement.
It is a good chance to come to Gdańsk and carry out an interesting research project.
In case of any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
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
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).