DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUP

The Laboratory of New Energy Sources carries out research on systems for effective conversion of chemical energy into other forms of energy. The main topic of studies are fuel cells and materials with catalytic properties used in fuel cells.Members of this group are interested in nanomaterials, fuel cells, heterogenic catalysis and catalytic properties of materials.


GROUP MEMBERS

Adam Lewera D.Sc.

THE LEADER OF THE GROUP

TEAM

Adam Lewera D.Sc.
e-mail: alewera@chem.uw.edu.pl,
phone: +48 22 552 6550,
room number 1.14, CNBCh UW,
Maciej Gorzkowski Ph.D.,
Barbara Gralec M.Sc.,
Justyna Piwowar M.Sc.,
Andrzej Jabłoński M.Sc.,
Aleksandra Mikołajczak,
Katarzyna Balana,
Marta Gapińska.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The Laboratory of New Energy Sources is equipped with the following research instruments: Scribner Associates 850e measuring the system for research on fuel cells (integrated system for testing fuel cells, especially AFC/PEM (DMFC/DEFC) type), Agilent 7890A gas chromatograph with FID and TCD detectors, dedicated to analyses of fuels and products of oxidation formed in fuel cells. The chromatograph, together with the fuel cell testing system, allows researchers for a quantitative analysis of products of alcohol oxidation in fuel cells, depending on the catalyzer used and the working condition of the cell. Furthermore, this equipment enables an automated analysis of gas products of electrochemical reactions.

Research services

  • Exploration of current-voltage characteristics of fuel cells;
  • Exploration of fuel cells under working conditions – tests of durability, resistance to switching on/off etc.
  • Research on new anode catalysts in fuel cells