Water Splitting & Fuel Cell
How about replacing gasoline and diesel with hydrogen and natural air forming benevolent water and electricity running cars?
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) is a potential solution.
And what if the fuels, H2 and O2 come from just splitting the water using least potential extracted from renewable energy sources?
Electrochemical water splitting potentially generates H2 and O2 with just a little potential!!
Our lab works on synthesizing diverse materials like noble or non-noble metal-based alloys, intermetallics and exploring different synthetic strategies followed by their characterization for structure (PXRD), morphology (microscopic techniques), and atomic level analysis (XPS, XAS, ICP). These developed materials will be explored for cathodic oxygen reduction reactions followed by fabrication of Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) to evaluate its performance in PEMFC. Also, there materials are tested as hydrogen (HER) and oxygen (OER) evolution reaction electrocatalysts. The main aim is to provide a practical path for large-scale commercialization of fuel-cell and water splitting devices.