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Dissertation Defense: John Waugh, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Mar. 13, 2023—DISSERTATION DEFENSE John Waugh, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Peter Pintauro “Electrospun Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes and Capacitive Deionization” 03.24.23  |  1:15PM CST  |  048 Engineering Science Building (ESB)  |  Zoom Electrospinning is a promising approach for fabricating energy storage materials with significant morphological control. Electrospun fibers provide an inherently porous template...

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“Freestanding Bipolar Membranes with an Electrospun Junction for High Current Density Water Splitting” published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, selected as a VINSE Spotlight Publication

Nov. 10, 2022—About the author: Devon Powers earned his Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering PhD in May 2019 under the direction of Prof. Peter Pintauro. Devon’s studies were focused on fabrication techniques for ion-exchange membranes for H2/air fuel cells and water splitting applications. Through electrospinning, he was able to obtain intimate mixing of otherwise dissimilar materials, leading to...

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Spotlight Podcast Episode 11: John Slack – Fuel cells convert chemical energy into electricity

Jul. 15, 2020—Episode 11 of the VINSE Spotlight Podcast Alice Leach talks with John Slack about how fuel cells convert chemical energy into electricity. John’s paper ” Polyvinylidene Fluoride on Nanofiber Cathode Structure and Durability in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells” was published in Journal of The Electrochemical Society.   John received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular...

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Using nanotechnology to give fuel cells more oomph

Aug. 8, 2016—At the same time Honda and Toyota are introducing fuel cell cars to the U.S. market, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University, Nissan North America and Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to create a new technology designed to give fuel cells more oomph. The project is part of a $13 million Department...

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Grant will help professor develop battery to aid home energy use

Oct. 11, 2012—Peter Pintauro, H. Eugene McBrayer Professor of Chemical Engineering and chair of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department, has partnered with researchers from the University of Kansas and TVN Systems, Inc. on a three-year, $1.72 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a durable, low-cost...

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Peter Cummings appointed to two NSF advisory boards

Feb. 2, 2012—eter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the Principal Scientist of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed to the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for the Engineering Directorate and to the Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure. The appointments are for three years. The Advisory...

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