Advanced Materials

   
   
Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials

 

Material science has broadened from its historical roots in metallurgy and solid-state physics to underpin many aspects of physical and engineering science, spanning calculations and measurements of the nature of bonding in materials, through the mechanical behaviour of complex engineered products in extreme environments.

Supported by comprehensive material characterisation, scientists at ETRI combine fundamental, curiosity and application driven research which drives the development of new materials, through interdisciplinary research conducted with colleagues in physics, chemistry, and electronic engineering. Research at ETRI aims to explore the links between processing of materials, development of their microstructure, and their useful functional properties across range of energy related applications.

Our researchers have developed and used modern synthetic methodologies that cut across organic and inorganic chemistry to develop novel catalysts, new molecular tools, new materials, and green technologies.

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Projects

 Electrolyte-and-cathode

Electrolyte and Cathode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are all-solid devices that are capable of converting chemical fuels directly into electricity through electrochemical reactions... read more

 Electrochemical-Energy

Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

The development of next-generation electrolysers, batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors, all of which are expected to play key roles in our sustainable energy future... read more

 High-Temperature-Behaviour-of-Power-Plant-Materials-and-Structures

High Temperature Behaviour of Power Plant Materials and Structures

For the long-term reliable, safe and economic operation of power plants, improved high temperature structural integrity assessment... read more

 Organic-Thermoelectric-Applications

New Materials for Organic Thermoelectric Applications: Low Temperature Waste Heat Recovery

It can be estimated that mankind wastes at least 20% of the 15 terawatts required annually for global power consumption... read more

 CO2-and-VOC-Detection

Optical Fibres for CO2 and VOC Detection

Optical fibre-based measurement techniques have attracted a great deal of attention in a variety of analytical areas such as chemical and biological sensing, environmental monitoring and medical diagnosis... read more

 Proton-Exchange-Membrane

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells is also known as PEMFCs for short. Read more

 Quantum-behaviour

Quantum Behaviour Investigation of Electrons in Novel Semiconductor Materials

e develop van der Waals crystalline heterostructures based on graphene and direct-band gap semiconducting gallium and indium chalcogenides. These layered semiconductors have direct band-gaps... read more

Energy Technologies Research Institute

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