Seasoned PhD student Eric Fell presents our group's research in Europe this summer, first at the International Society of Electrochemistry's meeting in Stockholm, and then at the International Flow Battery Forum (IFBF) in Brussels.
Congratulations Dr. Martin Jin on a successful PhD thesis!! Martin designed new molecules for aqueous flow batteries and was a leader in getting electrochemically-mediated carbon capture going in our group. We will miss you, and we are so proud of you!
Eric, Jordan, Tommy, and Eliza (Gordon group) all presented talks at the 241st Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting and had a wonderful time meeting collegaues, discussing new ideas, and exploring Vancouver! The group also represented Harvard's new ECS Student Chapter at the meeting. Now we are back in the lab and energized by a new perspective on our projects!
We are so proud of Naphtal for his work on a challenging senior thesis! Naphtal joined our group in Spring 2020, and since then his curiosity and insightful questions in the lab have helped us all learn together. We will miss him but we are excited to see what his future holds! See more about Naphtal's work in this feature by Harvard SEAS: t.co/vkPx9L2Bhs
We are happy to welcome Lucie Mangold to the group! Lucie is a French masters student coming from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. She did a bachelor in chemistry and is now finishing her masters in chemical engineering and biotechnology. She will be working for 6 months on modelling the performance and cost of a CO2 capture process at large scale.
We are excited to let you know about several presentations from our group at the Fall MRS meeting this year, and we're looking forward to (re)connecting with colleagues and friends!
Aziz lab talks in chronological order:
On Tuesday (11/30) three of our PhD students present new ideas for direct air capture of CO2. First up is Andrew Bergman, speaking in EN13.01 at 11:15 am: "Capacitive Deionization for Direct Air Capture of CO2—An Implementation of the Alkalinity Concentration Swing" Also on Tuesday we have Toly Rinberg speaking in EN13.02 at 2:30 pm....
The Aziz lab website gets an update! More coming soon...
KianaAmini6In development of new redox species for use in #redox#flow#batteries, it is highly preferable to have a smaller molecular weight per mole transferrable electrons in species with simple synthesis routes because both of these attributes correlate with low mass #production#cost⬇️
TheAzizLabUsing electrochemical rejuvenation (t.co/KB05sibtwa) we were able to get the fade rate of our monosubstituted anthraquinone down to 0.01 %/day - making this new molecule both a great tool for scientific exploration🧪and a very high-performing negolyte 🔋 material!
TheAzizLab...study the effect of substituent location on stability, a question we've been chasing for a while. We see usual anthraquinone degradation by side chain loss & anthrone formation, but also, we see 3x higher stability when the side chain is NOT adjacent to the central ring. (2/3)
TheAzizLabIn our latest flow battery paper, led by @KianaAmini6 and @SciencebyTweet, we introduce a monosubstituted anthraquinone with 1 M solubility and extremely high stability! Until now, our RFB quinones have 2 side chains, but with just 1, we can ... (1/3)