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Mona Amiri - CHMS PhD Defense

Event Date: 2017-09-12
Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 1 hour
Location: ATAC 3004
Price: free
Contact: Brenda Magajna

The Chemistry and Materials Science PhD candidate, Mona Amiri will present her research entitled Fabrication, Characterization and Electrochemical Studies of Nickel and Nickel-Based Materials. 

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.
Room: ATAC 3004 

Nickel is a naturally abundant transition metal and is very cost effective. This, along with mechanical and magnetic characteristics, and good catalytic activity in different applications, has made it an interesting non-noble metal for various applications such as anodic/cathodic electrode materials in fuel cells, and as an electrocatalyst for oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions. It is also consumed in various industries like the plating industry where it is an alloying element for iron or copper. Studying the effect of different factors in nickel electrochemical dissolution/deposition would result in an enhanced understanding of the fundamental aspects of nickel electrochemistry. Here, morphology and crystalline changes of nickel during the anodic dissolution as well as residue formation throughout the long-term dissolution of nickel has been studied. Also, Ni-based electrodes have been synthesized for use in energy related applications. 

Committee Members: Dr. Aicheng Chen (supervisor), Dr. Christine Gottardo, Dr. Mark Gallagher and Dr. Bradley Easton (external). Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Brenda at