New energy storage materials for the future

PhD defence, Friday, 7 December 2018. Steffen Riis Højbjerg Jensen.

2018.12.07 | Olivia Elsebeth Belling-Nami

Steffen Riis Højbjerg Jensen.

The energy production of the future is going to be based on renewable energy sources. An efficient storage system is needed to implement these sources on a large scale. Boron based materials have shown promise as materials for energy storage.  

This thesis focuses on boron-based materials for both hydrogen storage materials and solid-state ion conductors. The research findings have contributed to the understanding on how modification of the materials can change the hydrogen release, and further, the absorption of hydrogen has been investigated in boron-based materials. The alternation of anions in solid-state ion conductors has contributed to the understanding of the effect anions have on the ion conductivity in solid-state ion conductors.

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: Friday, 7 December 2018 at 13.15
Place: Building 1514, room 213, lecture theatre I, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of PhD thesis: Synthesis and characterization of boron based energy storage materials
Contact information: Steffen Riis Højbjerg Jensen, e-mail:, tel.: +45 2750 7597
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor PhD David Book, Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Associate Professor, PhD Kenny Ståhl, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark
Associate Professor Jeppe Vang Lauritsen (chair), iNANO, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Torben René Jensen, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD thesis 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 and 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.

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