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Development of a novel electrochemical supercapacitor for energy devices

Project Description

This project is a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and an industrial partner. The aim of the project is to develop a novel and simple charge storage device based on nanostructured tungsten-tungsten oxide materials. The essential chemistry of the process is based on the excellent reversibility of the hydrogen tungsten bronze redox reaction, which allows the intercalation of protons into the material matrix during concurrent reactions taking place at the anode and cathode. There has been some investigation on such materials, but almost no information on if this can be adapted for fabrication of energy devices.

The student will be based in the electrochemical engineering and corrosion laboratory within the Chemical & Process Engineering Department in the University of Strathclyde, as well as making use of the research and development laboratories at the supporting industrial partner. Initial material synthesis and its characterisation is planned to be carried out at the University facilities. Further fabrication of device and assessment of performance will be performed at the Industrial partner’s laboratories.

In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.

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Funding Notes

This scholarship will fund the fees and stipend for a Home (Scottish) or Rest of the UK (RUK) student for 3.5 years.

Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a high 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant Engineering/science discipline, and must be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research. Experience in electrochemistry or electrodeposition is desirable, but not essential.

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