Innovating energy materials for zero-carbon societies

Authors

  • Katherine Develos-Bagarinao Global Zero Emission Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Abstract

Affordable, reliable and environmentally friendly sources of energy are crucial for achieving sustainable and zero-carbon societies. Materials development plays a vital role in making significant strides in clean energy technology and energy infrastructure, utilization of renewable energy and other alternatives to fossil-fuel technology. In particular, innovative materials are important for accelerating the development of cost-effective and high-performance devices utilized for energy harvesting, conversion and storage, transmission and utilization. In recent years, nanoengineering techniques have emerged as viable tools for tuning material properties and functionalities in the nanoscale, enabling significant enhancements in the performance and reliability of energy conversion devices such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) for low-carbon electrical energy generation and solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC) for green hydrogen and synthetic fuels production. In addition, advanced characterization methods are being used extensively to investigate fundamental mechanisms governing ionic transport behavior across solid-gas interfaces as well as cation diffusion phenomena across heterointerfaces. In this presentation, I will discuss the latest scientific advancements in the development of nanoengineered energy materials and their characterization, and present perspectives on harnessing the potential of these materials for energy applications.

About the Speaker

Katherine Develos-Bagarinao, Global Zero Emission Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Dr. Develos-Bagarinao is currently a senior researcher at the Global Zero Emission Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan. She has extensive experience in the research and development of various functional oxide materials including high-Tc superconductors and solid oxide cells (solid oxide fuel cells/solid oxide electrolysis cells) for more than 25 years. Her current interests include investigation of novel nanostructures and heterointerfaces for energy applications using advanced characterization tools including SIMS (secondary ion mass spectrometry) analysis. She obtained her PhD from Yamagata University in 1999, and MS Physics and BS Physics from the National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman in 1996 and 1994, respectively.

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Published

2021-09-03

How to Cite

[1]
K Develos-Bagarinao, Innovating energy materials for zero-carbon societies, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 39, SPP-2021-INV-3D-01 (2021). URL: https://proceedings.spp-online.org/article/view/SPP-2021-INV-3D-01.