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NWA- ECCM grant for SCALE 

September 2020

This project was granted from NWA-ECCM in cooperation with TU.e, FONTYS,  ISPT, Syngaschem, VECO precision, Vsparticles. The aim of the project is to evaluate emerging electrode materials for anion exchange membrane water electrolysis.

 

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering paper ACCEPTED

July 2020

Our join work with PMP-TU.e "Enhancing the Electrocatalytic Activity of Redox Stable Perovskite Fuel Electrodes in Solid Oxide Cells by Atomic Layer-Deposited Pt Nanoparticles" was accepted for publication in the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

 

Catalysis Today paper ACCEPTED

June 2020

Our join work with University of Seville (SP) and Traxxys (NL) "Enhancing separation efficiency in European syngas industry by using zeolites" was accepted for publication in the Catalysis Today.

 

Energy & Fuels paper ACCEPTED

April 2020

Our joint work with Syngaschem (NL), and INL (Po) "FeP Nanocatalyst with Preferential [010] Orientation Boosts the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Polymer-Electrolyte Membrane Electrolyzer" was accepted for publication in the Energy&Fuels.

 

ACS Catalysis paper ACCEPTED

December 2019

Our joint work with Newcastle University (UK) "Symmetrical Exsolution of Rh Nanoparticles in Solid Oxide Cells for Efficient Syngas Production from Greenhouse Gases" was accepted for publication in the ACS Catal.

 

ACS Nano paper ACCEPTED

October 2019

Our joint work with Newcastle University (UK), TU.e and IRCELYON (FR) "In Situ Observation of Nanoparticle Exsolution from Perovskite Oxides: From Atomic Scale Mechanistic Insight to Nanostructure Tailoring" was accepted for publication in the ACS Nano

 

Poster award in PPCC 2019 

October 2019

U. Mushtaq was awarded with the 1st prize for his poster  “Development and characterization of planar protonic ceramic based electrochemical cells for hydrogen production and electricity generation” in the 5th international workshop on prospects on proton ceramics cells - PPCC 2019, which took place at Montpellier (France).

 

ACS Appl. Mater. & Interf. paper ACCEPTED

October 2019

Our joint work with Toyota Motor Europe "Solar hydrogen generation from ambient humidity using functionalized porous photoanodes" was accepted for publication in the ACS Appl. Mater. & Interf.

 

ACS Energy Lett. paper ACCEPTED

August 2019

Our work   "Plasma activated electrolysis for cogeneration of nitric oxide and hydrogen from water and nitrogen" was accepted for publication in the ACS Energy Lett.

 

Regieorgaan SIA grant for RAAK/PRO - ALMA 

July 2019

This project was granted from regiorgaan SIA in cooperation with FONTYS, Syngaschem, Nouryon and Da Micro. The aim of the project is to develop novel electrodes, membranes and membrane electrod assemblies for water splitting.

 

Appl. Catal. B. paper ACCEPTED

July 2019

Our joint work with Newcastle University  "Co-electrolysis of H2O and CO2 on exsolved Ni nanoparticles for efficient syngas generation at controllable H2/CO ratios" was accepted for publication in the Appl. Catal. B.

 

TKI top sector grant for NaSTOR-II batteries

March 2019

This project was granted as a TKI top sector grant. The aim of the project is to develop intermediate temperature sodium sulfur batteries.

 

Int. J. Hydrog. Energy paper ACCEPTED

February 2019

Our joint work with Syngaschem, TU.e and Bulgarian Academy of Science "Overpotential analysis of alkaline and acidic alcohol electrolysers and optimized membrane-electrode assemblies" was accepted for publication in the Int. J. Hydrog Energy.

 

RSC Advances  paper ACCEPTED

January 2019

Our work "High and intermediate sodium-sulfur batteries for energy storage: development, challenges and perspectives" was accepted for publication in the RSC Advances.

 

J. Electrochem. Soc.​ paper ACCEPTED

January 2019

Our joint work with Exergy storage "An electrochemical study on the cathode of the intermediate temperature tubular sodium-sulfur (NaS) battery" was accepted for publication in the J. Electrochem. Soc.

 

Air2Hydrogen LIFT grant

January 2019

This project was granted in the frame of NWO-ENW PPS Fund 2018 LIFT with the support of Toyota Motor Europe (TME). The aim of the project is tailoring material and interfaces for making hydrogen our of thin air with the implementation of photoelectrochemical cells with visible light photoelectrodes The project will be coordinated by Dr. M. Tsampas (DIFFER) and H. Johnson (TME).

 

Electrochem. Commun. paper ACCEPTED

November 2018

Our joint work with PMP group of TU.e "Atomic layer deposition of cobalt phosphate thin films for the oxygen evolution reaction" was accepted for publication in the Electrochem. Commun.

 

TU/e-DIFFER impulse grant

April 2018

This project was granted in the frame of TU/e-DIFFER impulse consortium. The aim of the project is tailoring the catalytic activity by atomic layer deposition (ALD) for carbon dioxide electrolysis. The project will be coordinated by Dr. M. Tsampas (DIFFER) and M. Creatore (TU/e).

 

Sol. Energy Mater Sol. Cells paper ACCEPTED

March 2018

Our paper entitled " Porous titania photoelectrodes built on a Ti-web of microfibers for polymeric electrolyte membrane photoelectrochemical (PEM-PEC) cell applications" was accepted for publication in the So. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells.

 

TKI top sector grant for Plasma Conversions

January 2018

This project was granted as a TKI top sector grant in the frame of ISPT. The aim of the project is plasma aided electrochemical nitrogen fixation and involves DIFFER, University of Twente and academic partners and AkzoNobel, OCI Nitrogen, Shell, Vopak and Yara as privated partners. The project will be coordinated by Dr. M. Tsampas (DIFFER).

 

Lectures in MSc project of UCLM

December 2017

Dr M. Tsampas was invited to give lectrures in MSc project of University of Castilla La Mancha (Spain). The content of the courses was based on  "New technologies for environmental and energetic applications”.

 

H2020 grant for Kerogreen

November 2017

This project was granted as in the frame of H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA. The aim of the project is production of sustainable aircraft grade Kerosene from water and air powered by renewable electricity through the splitting of CO2, formation of syngas and Fischer-Tropsch synthesisplasma aided electrochemical nitrogen fixation. The project consortium involves DIFFER, KIT, VITO, CerPoTech, HyGear and INERATEC. The overall project will be coordinated by A. Goede, while DIFFER activities by Dr. M. Tsampas.

 

Electrochem. commun. paper ACCEPTED

September 2017

Our paper entitled "Atomic layer deposition of highly dispersed Pt nanoparticles on a high surface area electrode backbone for electrochemical promotion of catalysis" was accepted for publication in the Electrochem. Commun.

 

Electrochem. commun. paper ACCEPTED

August 2017

Our paper entitled " Visible-light-promoted gas-phase water splitting using porous WO3/BiVO4 photoanodes" was accepted for publication in the Electrochem. Commun.

 

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy paper ACCEPTED

March 2017

A paper entitled "Hydrogen from electrochemical reforming of C1-C3 alcohols using proton conducting membranes" was accepted for publication in the Int. J. Hydrogen Energy. This work is a collaboration between Syngaschem BV, DIFFER and Synfuels China.

 

Grant for plasma aided nitrogen fixation

February 2017

This project was granted as an internal DIFFER grant. The aim of the project is plasma aided electrochemical nitrogen fixation. The project will be coordinated by Dr. M. Tsampas (DIFFER).

 

ViSEP project granted

August 2016

The ViSEP project aims at the vibrationally stimulated electro-fuel production in a proton conducting electrolyzer and it was granted under the programme Solar to Products from NWO. It is a public-private co-operation between DIFFER, UTwente and Shell BV. Main applicant is M.C.M. van de Sanden, Project Manager is M. Tsampas (DIFFER), co-applicant is H. Bouwmeester (UTwente) and Shell BV.

 

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy paper ACCEPTED

July 2016

Our paper entitled "Solar fuel production in a novel polymeric electrolyte membrane photoelectrochemical (PEM-PEC) cell with a web of titania nanotube arrays as photoanode and gaseous reactants" was accepted for publication in the Int.J. Hydrogen Energy.

 

Syncat@DIFFER project Granted: electricity to fuels, Catalysis for Energy Storage

February 2016

The project Syncat@DIFFER was granted from the Chemical Industrial Partnership Programme (CHIPP) of NWO. This is a public-private co-operation between Syngaschem BV, DIFFER and TU/e. This project addresses two major aspects of chemical energy storage: (a) electricity-to-synthesis-gas and (b) selective liquid fuels production, without need for post processing. Main applicant is M.C.M. van de Sanden (DIFFER), Project Manager is C.J. Weststrate (Syngaschem BV), Co-applicants are W.M.M. Kessels (Tu/e), J.W. Niemantsverdriet (Syngaschem BV) and M.N. Tsampas (DIFFER).

 

Cat. Sci. Techn. paper ACCEPTED

July 2015

Our paper entitled " Applications of yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) in catalysis” was accepted for publication in the Cat. Sci. Techn.