Student day

DTU Energy opens its virtual doors. Join us for a guided Zoom tour of what we are working on in our labs.

 

Video greeting from head of department Søren Linderoth, highlighting some of our research areas at DTU Energy. 

Tour program 22nd October 2020

12.00-12.30       Introduction to caloric cooling and heating

12.30-13.00       Flow cell and Electrochemical Characterization Lab

13.00-13.30       Introduction to the surface lab of DTU Energy

13.30-14.00       Solid Oxide Cell Testing Lab – Power-2-X

14.00-14.30       Organic Synthesis of Energy Materials Lab

14.30-15.00       Organic solar cells fabrication lab

 

Tour descriptions and Zoom links

12.00-12.30      Introduction to magnets and caloric cooling

By: Marvin Masche

Description: Caloric cooling and heating relies on the caloric effect in solid-state refrigerants, which can change their thermal state driven by an externally applied field, such as a magnetic field, electric field, stress/strain or pressure. Depending on the external field, the caloric effect is either magnetocaloric (magnetic field), electrocaloric (electric field), barocaloric (hydrostatic pressure) or elastocaloric (uniaxial stress). Caloric cooling provides an alternative to alternative cooling techniques. Such refrigerants can be used in a cooling cycle together with a heat transfer medium, such as water. The technology has great potential to become a more efficient alternative to conventional vapor compression cooling technologies. It is also more environmentally friendly, as it can operate without refrigerants, which can be greenhouse gases, hazardous, or flammable. Research topics include:

  • Heat and mass flow modeling
  • Modeling of the design of permanent magnet structures
  • Regenerator and system design and optimization of magnetocaloric and elastocaloric devices
  • Properties of magnetocaloric materials (e.g., hysteresis, specific heat measurement, phase transitions)
  • 3D Printing of Magnetically Functional Materials
  • Harvesting Energy with Levitating Magnets

Start location: https://zoom.us/j/3532423840?pwd=WHFrSVplSkdKVk5OVjFTUzRXQjVsZz09

 

12.30-13.00       Flow cell and Electrochemical Characterization Lab

By: Alexandros Pasadakis-Kavounis

Description: A short tour on the flow cell testing ground joined by the electrochemical characterization lab. Both labs are adjacent to each other and include a battery flow cell currently capable of hosting four test rig. We will expand with a new cabinet for an additional six more. The electrochemical lab includes all the material and instruments one needs for electrochemical techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, rotational (ring) disk voltammetry, bulk electrolysis, impedance spectroscopy, etc.  

Start location: https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/5134020514

 

13.00-13.30       Introduction to the surface lab of DTU Energy

By: Arindom Chatterjee

Description: Materials at nanoscale behave very differently from its bulk counterparts and provides us possibility of discovering new and exciting phenomena at the interface between two solids. In this tour, we will show you how to fabricate atomically thin layers in a controlled way by pulsed laser evaporation technique and some of the surface characterization techniques.

Start location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85605448721?pwd=UXR1QmJlUWJiL0Y3T0lGYmpGWFVwQT09

 

13.30-14.00       Solid Oxide Cell Testing Lab – Power-2-X

By: Anders Kring Clausen and Jens Ole Christensen

Description: Power-2-X technologies provide a way to compensate the intermittent nature of the renewable energy sources to enable a total conversion away from fossil fuels in the energy industry. One of the technologies Solid Oxide Cells which can be used either as fuel cells or electrolysis cell. On this laboratory tour you will see the methods we use to measure the performance and durability of the cells.

Start location: https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/64536789860

 

14.00-14.30       Organic Synthesis of Energy Materials Lab

By: Vanessa Baj

Description: A visit to the organic synthesis of battery materials lab. The facilities includes all the necessary equipment to perform organic synthesis of battery materials which can be tested afterwards in the Flow Cell, Electrochemical Characterization Lab. Additionally, it is equipped with a benchtop NMR capable of performing not only stationary measurements, but flow by acquisition for monitoring reactions. 

Start location: https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/5134020514

 

14.30-15.00       Organic solar cells fabrication lab

By: Marcial Fernández Castro

Description: A guided tour through the laboratories dedicated to fabrication of Organic Solar Cells at DTU Energy (Building 375). In these facilities is possible to fabricate full organic solar cells using slot-die coating in a roll-platform. It is also possible to deposit different materials in a thermal evaporator under vacuum. Moreover, the photovoltaic characterization of the devices can be done here, measuring J-V curves under simulated light and the external quantum efficiency.

Start location: https://dtudk.zoom.us/j/68520292822

 

DTU Energy projects

We always have many project opportunities for you as a student, both for special courses, bachelor and master projects. Below you can see a pitch from one of our researchers working with Rock bed thermal energy storage.

We also encourage you to take a look at our project catalog found here. The catalog is continuously updated.

 

DTU Energy Talks - starting October 30th

Looking for additional inspiration for a project? Join us for the Energy Talks series, starting 30th October:

https://www.energy.dtu.dk/english/education/energy-talks

 

Contact

Peter Stanley Jørgensen
Senior Researcher
DTU Energy
+45 93 51 16 07

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Mette Bybjerg Brock
PhD student
DTU Energy
+45 93 51 07 34

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Anders Kring Clausen
PhD student
DTU Energy
+45 93 51 88 97

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Jens Ole Christensen
PhD student
DTU Energy
+45 24 79 57 80