Metal hydrides - materials for next generation rechargeable batteries?

PhD defence, Wednesday, 5 July 2017, Priscilla Huen.

2017.07.05 | Rikke J. Ljungmann

Priscilla Huen

During her PhD studies, Priscilla Huen researched metal hydrides for application in batteries. Metal hydrides have few times higher theoretical capacities than graphite, which is a common anode material in today’s commercial lithium ion batteries. Unfortunately, metal hydrides have very short cycle life. Priscilla Huen studied the degradation of metal hydride anodes, and devised routes for optimization of their performances.

The research findings contribute to a better understanding of the reaction mechanism of metal hydride anodes in batteries, and promote further development of metal hydride-based batteries.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 13.15
Place: Building 1514, room 213, Lecture Theatre I, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation: Metal hydrides for electrochemical energy storage
Contact information: Priscilla Huen, e-mail:, tel.: +45 9183 9026
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor, Dr. Sabrina Sartori, Structure Physics Department, University of Oslo, Norway
Senior Lecturer, PhD Petra Ágota Szilágyi, Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Science, University of Greenwich, Great Britain
Senior Researcher Morten Foss (chair), iNANO, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Torben René Jensen, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Associate Professor Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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