Corrosion and Applied Electrochemistry Group

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Group Leader: Prof. Yair Ein-Eli

The Corrosion and Applied Electrochemistry (CAE) group is a part of the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Advanced electrochemical research with particular emphasis on practical aspects of the subject is the main object of our lab. In close collaboration with our academic and industrial partners, we develop and implement various innovative technologies in various fields, including energy (batteries, fuel cells), corrosion protection, electrocatalysis, and electroplating.

Research topics:

  1. Advanced Li-ion battery materials
    1. Studying the cathode materials with high voltage (close to 5V)
    2. Mitigating cathode dissolution through an atomic layer deposition (ALD) coating of the cathode material in its powder form with metal fluorides
    3. Enhanced capacity and cycle life of powdered anode materials via modification with protecting metal-organic ALD-coatings
  2. Rechargeable Silicon ion batteries.
  3. Rechargeable Mg-ion batteries
    1. Room temperature Mg-ion conducting solid electrolytes
  4. Solid-state Li batteries
    1. Development of advanced solid electrolytes
  5. Advanced Metal-air battery materials
    1. Various air cathode configurations for Li-air battery
    2. Improvement of O2 transportation using perfluoro-carbonates
    3. Ionic-liquid based electrolytes for Al-air batteries
  6. Fuel cells (FC)
    1. Improved water management in PEM FC
    2. PEM FC bipolar plates with enhanced contact conductivity
    3. Corrosion mitigation of the Pt catalyst-carbon interfaces
  7. Electroplating processes
    1. Copper electroplating in micro – and nano-electronics and advanced VLSI
    2. High temperature solar absorptive coatings
    3. Zirconium conformal thin coatings electrodeposited from an ionic liquid
  8. Corrosion mitigation study – development of various corrosion inhibitors and anticorrosion dopants
  9. Wet Tantalum Capacitors (WTC)
    1. Criterion and test method for evaluation of depolarizers effectiveness in WTC
    2. Anode degradation mechanism resulting in the capacity fading


On-going research projects

  1. Development of copper-carbon nanotubes composite wires via electrochemical deposition for electrical transmission (Neta Itzhack, Ph.D. candidate)
  2. Electrolytes for rechargeable Silicon ion batteries and Silicon surface activation (Alon Epshtein, Ph.D. candidate)
  3. Magnesium solid-state batteries – advanced materials for a solid-state electrolyte (Dr. Sumana Kundu)
  4. Innovative methods for corrosion inhibition (Dr. Ekaterina Grishina)
  5. Advanced (electro)chemical polishing strategies for complex profile 3D-printed materials (Dr. Ekaterina Grishina, Nickolay Solomatin, Dr. Roman Fedorov)
  6. Artificial solid electrolyte interphase developed on a single particle Li-ion anode materials via ALD – formation, modifications, and detection (Nickolay Solomatin, Mahmud Auinat, Huang Shixian, Dr. Roman Fedorov)
  7. Fully baked crossed linked proteins enable superior Si-based anodes for high-energy and durable Li-ion batteries (Nir Manasherov, Mahmud Auinat, Dr. Roman Fedorov)
  8. High durability of a low-cost Edison Cell for renewable energy storage (Lior Yalon, Katerina Bogomolov, Dr. Roman Fedorov, Dr. Ekaterina Grishina)


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