Development of Graphene based Catalysts for Fuel Cells

2017-2018 Spring
Faculty Department of Project Supervisor: 
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
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Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells have been regarded as one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly energy conversion systems and enormous progress has been made in PEM fuel cells; however, there are still barriers to their commercialization due to high price, insufficient activity, stability and low durability of platinum (Pt) catalyst. The ultimate goal of this project is to enhance the electrocatalytic activity, durability and fuel cell performance of Pt catalyst by decreasing the particle size as 1-2 nm and by providing the homogenous dispersion of nanoparticles. Graphene will be employed as catalyst support and Pt nanoparticles can be decorated on graphene by photocatalytic deposition

Related Areas of Project: 
Materials Science ve Nano Engineering

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Selmiye Alkan Gürsel