Advanced Membranes for Electrochemical Technologies

James Oakdale | 21-ERD-013

Executive Summary

This project will advance alkaline anion exchange membranes, a promising alternative to proton exchange membranes, by combining chemical synthesis and stress testing with simulations of membrane chemistry and physics. This research supports national efforts to develop clean energy applications, such as fuel cells and batteries for energy storage.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Karnes, John J., Ilan Benjamin. 2021. “Deconstructing the Local Intermolecular Ordering and Dynamics of Liquid Chloroform and Bromoform.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 125 2021: 3629-3637.

Clemens, Auston L. “High Resolution 3D Printed Anion Exchange Membranes Expanding the Design Space of Electrochemical Reactors.” Poster, 2021 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit. Boston, MA. December 6-8, 2021.

Barnett, Adam, John J. Karnes, Jibao Lu, Dale R. Major, James S. Oakdale, Kyle N. Grew, Joshua P. McClure and Valeria Molinero. 2022. “Exponential Water Uptake in Ionomer Membranes Results from Polymer Plasticization.” Macromolecules, Vol. 55 2022: 6762-6774.

Karnes, John J., Adam Barnett, James S. Oakdale, Auston L. Clemens, Jackson K. Elowitt and Valeria Molinero, “Simulating Water Uptake in Anion Exchange Membranes.” Presentation, Polymers for Fuel Cells, Energy Storage, and Conversion. Napa, CA. May 15-18, 2022. 

Clemens, Auston L.,“Crosslinking of Anion Exchange Membranes.” Presentation, Polymers for Fuel Cells, Energy Storage, and Conversion, Napa, CA. May 15-18, 2022. 

Elowitt, Jackson, Adam Barnett, John J. Karnes, James S. Oakdale, and Valeria Molinero, “Effect of Chemical Degradation on the Structure and Water Uptake of Anion Exchange Membranes.” Poster, American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry 2022. Tahoe, CA. July 25-28, 2022.