MATERIALS FOR ENERGY CONVERSION

Energy Conversion

 

I. RESEARCH AREAS

1. Photovoltaics – Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSC) and Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC)

- Synthesis of perovskite, Metal doped perovskite for the use in PSC;

- Study of dye sensitizers including theoretical calculation and synthesis; investigation of long term stability of the dyes;

-  Synthesis and modification of TiO2; or composite TiO2/ graphene paste for DSC and PSC photo anode;

-  Surface modification of photo anode by chemical or electrochemical methodologies for enhancement of DSC efficiency;

-  Optimization of electrolytes for improvement of DSC long term stability;

-  Device fabrication and characterization.

2. Lithium and Sodium battery: Synthesis the electrode materials for lithium and sodium batteries based on the nano spinel compounds. Synthesis and investigate the elctrochemical properties of novel ionics liquids for higher performance and safety. Research and develop the electrochemical techniques to verify the quality of commercial batteries.

3. Electrochemical Supercapacitors: Study the composite materials based on nanocarbon such as Li4Mn5O12/CNTs, LiMn2O4/CNTs… for electrochemical supercapacitors. Assembly and evaluate the properties of electrochemical supercapacitors.

4.Fuel Cell: Synthesis the catalysts based on nanometal and nanocarbon (Pt/C, Pd/C, Ru/C, PtNi/C, PdCo/C, PdMo/C, Pt-Ru/C, Pd-Co-Mo/C) and perpare the electrodes for cathode and anode of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC). Invetigate the electrochemical behaviours of materials and the kinetics of electrode reaction as fuel oxidation and oxygen reduction. Evaluate the durability of catalysts for PEMFC. Design, prepare and evaluate the components of EMFC monocell. Design and fabricate the 1-100W PEMFC. Prepare the bipolar plate using Ni, Ti protection thinfilm as anti-corrosion materials in acid media. Study the hydrogen production from different methods as water spliting and from biomass.

II. GROUP MEMBERS

Energy Conversion 1

1. Assoc. Prof. NGUYEN Thai Hoang, Ph.D. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. LE Thi So Nhu, Ph.D. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. TRAN Van Man, Ph.D. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (CV)

4. NGUYEN Tuyet Phuong, Ph.D. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (CV

5. LE My Loan Phung, Ph.D. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (CV

6. NGUYEN Binh Phuong Nhan, Ph.D. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7. MSc. NGUYEN Canh Minh Thang – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8. MSc. HUYNH Le Thanh NguyenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

9. MSc. LE Van NghiemThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

III. TYPICAL PUBLICATIONS

1. T. H. Cao, M. V. Tran, L. V. Ha, T. T. X. Pham, T. T. Do, H. V. Le, Detection of interleukin-8 mRNA using a gold nanowire-based biosensor with a stem-loop probe, International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2015, 12 (5/6/7), 347-357.

2. P. N. L. Nguyen, A. T. Ha, M. V. Tran, T. P. T. Nguyen, T. V. Le, Performance characteristics for oxygen reduction reaction of nanostructured Pt100-xCox supported on Vulcan carbon and carbon nanotubes catalysts, International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2015, 12 (5/6/7), 434-446.

3. T. V. Le, P. L. M. Le, H. T. Nguyen, M. V. Tran, LiMn2O4/CNTs and LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4/CNTs Nanocomposites as high performance cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, Acta Metallurgica Sinica2015, 28 (1), 122-128.

4. Lund, T., Nguyen, P. T., Tran, H. M., Pechy, P., Zakeeruddin, S. M., & Grätzel, M. (2014). Thermal stability of the DSC ruthenium dye C106 in robust electrolytes. Solar Energy110, 96-104.

5. H. T. Pham, P. L. M. Le, H. T. Nguyen, T. P. T. Nguyen, Synthesis, properties and performance of platinum and platinum/carbon nanotube films as cathode materials for dye - sensitized solar cells, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2014, 161 (4), H1-H5.

6. A. N. Tran, N. T. V. Do, P. L. M. Le, T. N. Le, Synthesis of new fluorinated imidazolium ionic liquids and their prospective as the electrolytes for lithium batteries, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2014, 164, 38-43.

7. H. T. Pham, P. L. M. Le, H. T. Nguyen, T. P. T. Nguyen, Synthesis, properties and performance of platium and platinum/carbon nanotube film as cathode material for dye-sensitized solar cell, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2014, 161 (4), H235-H239.

8. Hassing, S., Jernshøj, K. D., Nguyen, P. T., & Lund, T. (2013). Investigation of the Stability of the Ruthenium-Based Dye (N719) Utilizing the Polarization Properties of Dispersive Raman Modes and/or of the Fluorescent Emission.The Journal of Physical Chemistry C117(45), 23500-23506.

9. N. T. T. Nguyen, H. Furukawa, F. Gandara, K. E. Cordova, H. T. Nguyen, O. M. Yaghi, Selective capture of carbon dioxide under humid conditions by hydrophobic chabazite-type zeoliticimidazolate frameworks, Angewandte Chemie, 53 (40), 10645-10648.

10. P. L. M. Le, L. Cointeaux, P. Strobel, J. Leprêtre, P. Judenstein, F. Alloin, Influence of Solvent addition  on the properties of ionic liquid, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116 (14), 7712-7718.

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