We are primarily doing Materials Research on materials applied for sustainable energy systems. Materials used in Renewable Energy Technology is of special interest. Main areas:
- Thermo Electric Materials. Can generate electricity when two different temperature zones are available.
- Fuel Cells. Generate electricity by chemical reactions.
- Solar Cells. Generate electricity from solar radiation.
We are cooperating with the Norwegian Catapult Centre "Future Materials"
Projects and programmes
- Fuel cells – Solid Oxide, PEM and Alkaline – focus on cell testing and new materials.
- Thermoelectrics – focus on materials testing, degradation and electrical measurements.
- High temperature material synthesis – Titanium metal, novel conducting oxides, polymer membranes.
- Metallurgical Scale up – in collaboration with NORCE.
- Theoretical studies of new solar cell concepts.
- Cooperation with REC Solar Norway on improving commercial solar cell technology.
- Member of the SuSolTec FME program http://susoltech.no/
The new rooftop laboratory is connected to the electrical grid!
- New rooftop laboratory on J-building. We have been assigned the roof area of a new building on campus here in Grimstad. Part of the area is a grid-connected solar panel installation, and the rest a research area with rack and instrumentation. Ongoing Development.
- New Jeol JSM-7200F Scanning Electron Microscope installed in our lab February 2018.
We are a member of the research cluster SuSolTec http://susoltech.no/. The Research Centre for Sustainable Solar Cell Technology which is a cooperation between industry, universities and research institutions.
We also are cooperating with the following institutions:
- University of Oslo
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- REC Solar
- EPFL, Lausanne
- Imperial College, London
- European Space Agency
- University of Aarhus
- Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg
- University of New South Wales, Sydney
- Future Materials. Norwegian Catapult Centre.
- Fraunhofer ISE
Members in the group
Dr. Georgi Hristov Yordanov, KU Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering