Aviral Rajora (PhD candidate 2018-now)
After completing the fluids and solids mechanics track at Delft University of Technology, Aviral started a PhD project in the area of multiphase flow modelling in porous electrodes. While first thoroughly studying liquid and gas diffusion layers in electrolysers and fuel cells, he is now focusing on full cell modelling of CO2 electrolysers.
Joseph Blake (PhD candidate 2019-now)
Joe studied mathematics and physics at Warwick University. In co-supervision with Prof. Johan Padding he works on three-dimensional modelling of catalyst particles and layers in gas diffusion electrodes for CO2 reduction.
Abhiroop Bhadra (PhD candidate 2020-now)
Abhiroop graduated in Delft with a thesis on turbulent pulsatile pipe flows. He started his PhD research wthin the EU H2020 Melody project on modeling membraneless hydrogen-bromine redox flow batteries.
Andrea Mangel Raventos (2017-now)
Sohan Phadke (PhD candidate 2021-now)
After graduating cum laude from chemical engineering at TU Delft, Sohan joined within the RELEASE consortium. Co-supervised by Prof. Wiebren de Jong he is working on alkaline water electrolysis with a twist. Instead of maxking oxygen, Sohan will try to make the more valuable hydrogen peroxide at the anode.
Former group members
Hadi Rajaei (post-doctoral researcher 2018-now)
After a PhD in rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection at Eindhoven University of Technology, Hadi works as aworks as a postdoctoral researcher in the area of alkaline water electrolysis. Besides fundamental experimental studies into microporous separators, and more innovative electrode designs, he thoroughly studies the feasibility and potential of membrane-less designs.
Bas Lottman (2020) – Transient thermal and electrochemical modeling of alkaline water electrolysers, co-supervised with Thijs de Groot (Nouryon and TU/e)
Valerio Matrone (2018) : Visualization and analysis of different regimes in the flow over a porous electrolytic cell, cum laude, with Hadi Rajaei, Jerry Westerweel, Giovanni Paolo Romano (University Sapienza Rome)
Nitish Gadgill (2018) : Modeling a Flow-Cell for Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate, cum laude, co-supervised by Anca Anastasopol, TNO