In this project, we will perform a fundamental investigation of electrochemical processes, aimed at a long-term improvement of the technological level of electrochemical devices. During the project, we will develop a phenomenological theory of electron and ion transfer processes that extends the current theories (in particular, Marcus-Hush theory). The theory will take into account non-ideal effects in concentrated solutions and double layer charge effects (Frumkin effect). The experimental methods will include dynamic impedance spectroscopy hyphenated with quartz crystal microbalance.


This project is dedicated to producing a new era of water purification and desalination devices based on the concept of mixing entropy and desalination battery. The aim of this project is to develop a full concept for the next-generation Desalination Battery (DB) reactors, addressing 1) the issue of new materials for anion capturing and 2) cell design, which gives lower energy losses and more flexible operation in treating water with higher salt content.


Aqueous zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) are attracting great attention as alternative low cost and environmentally friendly energy storage systems. Therefore, we are focusing on the development of aqueous ZIBs with high power density and long cycle life, with an approach crossing the borders of fundamental electrochemistry, material science, multi frequency analysis, and modelling