Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering - Process and Materials Engineering, Aarhus University
Professor Anders Bentien’s research group is focusing on electrochemical energy conversion and batteries. The main driver for battery development for the past decades has been for mobile applications (electric vehicles and consumer electronics) where large energy density has highest priority. For stationary power applications energy density is less important while cost, lifetime and safety is paramount. This has created a driver for R&D in new (aqueous) battery chemistries where these goals are meet. Current research topics within membranes and energy conversion include synthesis/characterisation of ion conducting polymer membranes for electrochemical energy conversion applications, solid state batteries, redox flow batteries and solar charging of redox flow battery electrolytes with photoelectrochemical cells. Besides energy conversion sensor technology is also an active field of research in the group.