LMER

Energy storage materials – Hydrogen – Hydrides – CO2 Reduction – Hydrocarbons – Catalysis

joint lab of EPFL and Empa

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NEWS

 
  1. – 6. November 2020 17th International Symposium on Metal Hydrogen Systems (MH2020) PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

Chair: Craig Buckley

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  5. – 10. January, 2010 1st INT’L SYMPOSIUM Hydrogenomics combined with 14th INT’L SYMPOSIUM HYDROGEN & ENERGY

 

Chair: Shin-Ichi ORIMO

Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo
Sapporo, JAPAN

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  5. November 2019 8th Symposium of the SCCER H&E Storage

 

Akademie, Empa Dübendorf, Switzerland

 

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  4. November 2019 Informationsabends an die Eigentümer von Ölheizungen des Oberwallis

Chair: Martin Stucky, AVENERGY
Talk Andreas Züttel “In Zukunft mit erneuerbarem Öl”
Kultur-& Kongresszentrum La Poste
Visp, Wallis, Schweiz

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  14. October 2019 Medienanlass Wasserstoff – Treibstoff der Zukunft ohne Infrastrukturprobleme

Datum/Zeit:    Montag, 14. Oktober 2019, 10.30 Uhr

Ort:                   Hotel Schweizerhof, Bahnhofplatz 7, 8001 Zürich  (Boardroom 10)
Publications

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  8. – 9. October, 2019 6. Energie-Symposium

 

Chairs: Johannes SCHMIDT, Gabriele SEITZ

Graz, Austria

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  1. October 2019 Imen BOUSRIH

 

external PhD student from the Université de Tunis el Manar

Internship 1. 10. – 31. 12. 2019

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  27. September 2019 Seminar Heng-Yu CHI

 

“Synthesis of MOF membranes via facile deposition in aqueous medium for different applications”

10:30 – 11:30, ENERGYPOLIS Sion, I17 4 F2, Tseuzier room

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  12. September 2019, 9:30 – 10:30 Seminar talk Hannes Jonsson

 

EPFL Valais/Wallis Sion, 4th floor, Zeuzier Room

“Calculations of the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 and the Competing Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”

Prof. Dr. Hannes JÓNSSON

Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland, Hjardarhagi 2, Reykjavík, Iceland

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  6. September 2019 PhD defence Robin MUTSCHLER

 

“Investigation of the heterogeneously catalysed gas phase CO2 hydrogenation reaction: Development of analysis methods and reaction analysis on basic catalysts”

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  6. September 2019 TEDx Martigny Talk Andreas Züttel

 

“La future sans carburant fossil”

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  6. September 2019 Seminar Burak BAL

 

“Hydrogen Embrittlement in a Fe-Mn-C Based Austenitic Steels”

10:30 – 11:30, ENERGYPOLIS Sion, I17 4 F2, Tseuzier room

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15. August 2019 Xin ZONG

external PhD student from the research group of Prof. Yueping Xiong, HIT,
Department of Electrochemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China, 150006

Internship 15. 8. – 14. 10. 2019, Study on CO2 electroreduction, electrocatalysis 

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  15. July 2019 Sanaz SOODI

 

Internship 15. July 2019 – 15. March 2020 on “Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to oxygenated fuels”

PhD student of the Basic Sciences Institute of the University of Zanjan, IRAN

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  9. July 2019 Master Thesis defence Alexandre BORSAY

 

“Stability of size-selected Cu-based model catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation”

Congratulation!

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  1. July 2019 Gunel AGHABAYLI

 

Internship 1. July – 15. August 2019 on catalytic CO2 reduction to methane

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering graduate with over a year’s industrial experience, who is currently doing her PhD on “Dynamic simulation of CO2 utilization at variable flow rates using Low Carbon Energy” at University of Edinburgh.

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  27. June 2019, from 10:30 to 12:00 Inauguration of the near ambient pressure photoelectron spectrometer (NAP-XPS)

 

Hosts: Andreas ZÜTTEL, Wen LUO

The first lab based near ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (NAP-XPS) in Switzerland is installed at EPFL Valais/Wallis in Sion. The instruments allows to investigate the surface chemistry of materials on an atomic level. The surface is the interface between the solid and the gas phase (atmosphere) it is where the interaction of molecules in the gas phase with the solid takes place i.e. where heterogeneous catalysis occurs.
We acknowledge the financial support that allowed us to purchase the instruments from Swiss National Science Foundation, EPFL, Start-up budget of the Laboratory of Materials for Renewable Energy (LMER) and Empa Material Science and Technology.

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  15. June 2019 Youngdon KO

 

PhD candidate (Hydrides), supervisor: Dr. Heena YANG

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  June 30 – July 5, 2019 SCCER Summer School HELIX, CANCELED

 

at Dorint · Blüemlisalp · Beatenberg/Interlaken, Switzerland
Hubel 114 · 3803 Beatenberg · Schweiz

Chair: Thomas Schmidt, Jörg Roth, PSI

3. July 2019 Day program: Hydrogen Production, Storage & Applications

1. Hydrogen Production
1.1. Elektrolysis & Photoelectrolysis: Kevin Sivula, confirmed
1.2. Battolyzer: Fokko Mulder, confirmed
1.3. High Temperature Electrolysis: Ligang Wang (Jan Van Herle), confirmed
2. Hydrogen Storage
2.1. Fundamentals of Hydrogen Storage: Andreas Züttel, confirmed
2.2. Metal Hydrides & Complex Hydrides: Andreas Züttel, confirmed
2.3. Organic liquid hydrides: Peter Wasserscheid, Erlangen, confirmed
3. Applications
3.1. Fuel cells: Felix Büchi, confirmed
3.2. Mobility: Christian Bach, confirmed
3.3. Demonstrators & GRZ: Noris Gallandat, GRZ, confirmed
Workshop
Design a system that covers the energy demand of a one family house.

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  June 30 – July 5, 2019 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Hydrogen-Metal Systems

 

Chairs: Ned Stetson and Michael Hirscher

Rey Don Jaime Grand Hotel
Castelldefels, Spain

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 2, 2019

June 29-30, 2019 Gordon Research Seminar
chaired by Hope Sartain and Giovanni Capurso

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  May 5 – 10, 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

 

Chair Marco Mazzotti, Vice Chair Roger Aines

Les Diablerets Conference Center
Eurotel Victoria
Les Diablerets, CH

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by April 7, 2019

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  18. – 19. 5. 2019, 10:00 – 17:00 SCIENTASTIC
ENERGYPOLIS Sion, 1st floor, Lab LMER & SSDS
Reception: Ivana SUTER, Lena SUTER, Hugo TOMÉ
SSDS: Yannick BAEHLER,
LMER Lab: CO2 reduction, methan reactor: Marco CALIZZI, Emanuele MOIOLI, Robin MUTSCHLER, Kun ZHAO, Jie ZHANG, Qin ZHANG
LMER Lab: Hydrogen storage, Hydrides: Heena YANG, Loris LOMBARDO, Victoria HE
LMER Lab: XPS & Cluster source: Wen LUO, Mo LI, Alexandre BORSAYTalk par Andreas ZÜTTEL: “LA DEUXIEME EVOLUTION ENERGETIQUE EN VALAIS”
Talk par Emanuele MOIOLI: “LA PREMIÈRE RÉALISATION D’UN RÉACTEUR DE TAILLE INDUSTRIEL DE L’EPFL EN COLLABORATION AVEC GAZNAT
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  16. 5. 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 ENERGYPOLIS SEMINAR
ENERGYPOLIS Sion, 4th floor, ZEUZIER Seminar room

“e-Infrastructure to compile and provide e- Learning Content and Engineering Tools
Olaf JEDICKE
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Kern- und Energietechnik (IKET), Hermann-von-Helmholtz Platz 1 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
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  10. 4. 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 ENERGYPOLIS SEMINAR
ENERGYPOLIS Sion, 4th floor, ZEUZIER Seminar room

“CO2 conversion to oxygenate fuels using nanocomposite photocatalysts”
Sanaz SOODI
Department of Chemistry, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan 45137-66731, Iran
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  22. 3. 2019, 14:00 – 18:30 General Assembly of HYDROPOLE
The Swiss Hydrogen Association HYDROPOLE (since 2001)
General Assembly and site visit at the Power2gas demonstrator of HSR IET in Rapperswil
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  21. 3. 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 ENERGYPOLIS SEMINAR
ENERGYPOLIS Sion, 4th floor, ZEUZIER Seminar room

Al-N-Compounds – Possible Materials for Hydrogen Storage”
Michael FELDERHOFF
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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  7. 3. 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 ENERGYPOLIS SEMINAR
ENERGYPOLIS Sion, 4th floor, ZEUZIER Seminar room

Transformation of waste into new biochemical and biofuels”
Jorge Mario MARCHETTIThe Reactor Engineering and Catalysis Group, located in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
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  1. 3. 2019 Victoria HE (Master student, TU Munich & EPFL)
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  15. 2. 2019 Qin ZHANG (Master student, ISIC, EPFL)

 

Master semester work “CO2 reduction to ethanol”

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  15. 2. 2019 Alexandre BORSAY (Master student, ISIC, EPFL)
Master work “Metal Clusters investigated by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy”
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  Jan. 20 – 25, 2019 13th INT. SYMPOSIUM HYDROGEN & ENERGY

 

GYEONG WON JAE AMBASSADOR Incheon, South KOREA

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  11. 2. 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 ENERGYPOLIS SEMINAR
ENERGYPOLIS Sion, 4th floor, ZEUZIER Seminar room

Hydrogen storage systems for mobile and stationary applications:
an overview

Prof. Dr. Sabrina SATORI
Department of Technology Systems, University of Oslo, Norway
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  7. 1. 2019 David AUBERT (Civil service)
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 Ivana SUTER 1. 1. 2019 Ivana SUTER
Administrative assistant, Secretary LMER
Administration and Finances
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Efficient Base-Metal NiMn/TiO2 Catalyst for CO2 Methanation

W. L. Vrijburg; E. Moioli; W. Chen; M. Zhang; B. J. P. Terlingen et al. 

ACS Catalysis. 2019-09-01. Vol. 9, num. 9, p. 7823-7839. DOI : 10.1021/acscatal.9b01968.

Renewable energy storage via CO2 and H-2 conversion to methane and methanol: Assessment for small scale applications

E. Moioli; R. Mutschler; A. Zuettel 

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019-06-01. Vol. 107, p. 497-506. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2019.03.022.

Identifying Reaction Species by Evolutionary Fitting and Kinetic Analysis: An Example of CO2 Hydrogenation in DRIFTS

K. Zhao; L. Wang; E. Moioli; M. Calizzi; A. Züttel 

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2019-03-11. Vol. 123, num. 4, p. 8785-8792. DOI : 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11105.

The role of malachite nanorods for the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to C-2 hydrocarbons

M. Spodaryk; K. Zhao; J. Zhang; E. Oveisi; A. Zuettel 

Electrochimica Acta. 2019-02-20. Vol. 297, p. 55-60. DOI : 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.11.124.

Hydrogen storage and electrochemical properties of LaNi5-xCux hydride-forming alloys

M. Spodaryk; N. Gasilova; A. Zuttel 

Journal Of Alloys And Compounds. 2019-02-15. Vol. 775, p. 175-180. DOI : 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.10.009.
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Incarceration of Iodine in a Pyrene-Based Metal-Organic Framework

A. Gladysiak; T. N. Nguyen; M. Spodaryk; J-H. Lee; J. B. Neaton et al. 

Chemistry-A European Journal. 2019-01-07. Vol. 25, num. 2, p. 501-506. DOI : 10.1002/chem.201805073.

Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Visible Light Active Metal-Organic Frameworks

S. L. Anderson / B. Smit; K. Stylianou (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Synergy of classical and quantum computational methods to investigate the properties of microporous materials

D. Ongari / B. Smit (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Parametric sensitivity in the Sabatier reaction over Ru/Al2O3 – theoretical determination of the minimal requirements for reactor activation

E. Moioli; N. Gallandat; A. Zuttel 

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. 2019-01-01. Vol. 4, num. 1, p. 100-111. DOI : 10.1039/c8re00133b.

Single-layer graphene membranes by crack-free transfer for gas mixture separation

S. Huang; M. Dakhchoune; W. Luo; E. Oveisi; G. He et al. 

Nature Communications. 2018-12-01. Vol. 9, num. 1, p. 2632. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-018-04904-3.