Development of corrosion-resistant bipolar plates (BPP) for use in water electrolysis
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- Project Offer-Number:
- UROP International
- Mechanical Engineering
- Organisation unit:
- Surface Engineering Institute
- Language Skills:
- English or German
The IOT combines novel, applied material concepts with the design of coating processes using thermal spraying, buildup welding, brazing and PVD technologies. Thermal spraying can be used to apply a wide variety of corrosion and wear protection coatings to a base material. The production of green hydrogen is considered a key component of the energy transition. The contribution is made by water electrolysis, which combines the primarily generated electrical energy and chemical energy.
The aim of this work formable and dense corrosion protection coatings are to be applied to structural steel by various thermal spray processes. Subsequently, the corrosion behavior and mechanical properties of the coatings will be determined and the relationships analyzed.
We are looking for students in the field of mechanical engineering, materials science or materials engineering. With an interest in coating processes, including thermal spraying and adapted material selection. You should enjoy independent and practice-oriented work in a vibrant and open team.