CEAS Department Seminar - Dr Javier Rubio Garcia
|Dates:||30 September 2019|
|Times:||10:30 - 12:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Chemical Engineering|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Javier Rubio Garcia|
As part of the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science School Seminar Series, we'll be welcoming Dr Javier Rubio Garcia, from Imperial College London, UK, on Monday 30th September with a talk titled "Gas-liquid Redox Flow Batteries as low-cost solutions for large scale energy storage applications".
Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs) present highly desirable characteristics for applications in medium to large energy storage. Unlike solid state electrode technologies such as lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries, RFBs store charge within redox couples dispersed in a fluid (gas or liquid) which is located in reservoirs physically isolated from the electrodes. This offer great flexibility in terms of battery engineering as a function of the targeted application allowing for the independent scalability of power and capacity by accordingly sizing the dimensions of electrode stack and the volume of the fluid. Different chemistries and cell designs have developed in the past and still are being developed for RFB applications. Whereas the all-vanadium RFB shows good market penetration, further deployment is currently hindered by the expensive price of the electrolyte. In the present contribution will discuss about different approached to achieve lower cost RFBs with simultaneous enhanced performance and system longevity. This will include the development of high surface area electrodes and electrolyte formulations or the evaluation of gas-liquid cell architectures.
Javier Rubio Garcia is a Research Associate at Imperial College London working on the development of new materials and catalysts for electrochemical devices such as redox flow batteries, electrolysers and fuel cells. His independent research at this institution has resulted in the formation of two spin out companies. Javier is co-founder of SweetGen Ltd, a company commercializing energy input-free water remediation technologies where he currently serves as CEO. Besides that, he co-founded and acted as CTO at RFC Power Ltd where he led the development of ultra-low-cost redox flow batteries. In terms of academic background, Javier holds a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology from Universite Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) and a Master’s Degree in Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis from Universidad de Oviedo (Asturias, Spain). He has published more than twenty articles and is inventor of more than twelve patents.
Refreshments will be served from 10:30, and the seminar will commence at 11:00, in The Mill room C63/64.
Dr Javier Rubio Garcia
Organisation: Imperial College London, UK
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