Olivera Kesler


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Recent Research Projects

Carbon Dioxide and Water Reduction by Co-Electrolysis with High Electrical Efficiency

2018/19-2019/20 • $66,000 • PI
Renewable energy decreases air pollution, fossil fuel dependence, and greenhouse gas emissions, but its intermittent nature makes energy storage essential. In addition, transportation over long distances or with high power needs is not easily achieved without liquid fuels. Solid oxide...

High-temperature electrolysis cost reduction feasibility study

2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
The feasibility of a new manufacturing approach to making metal-supported solid oxide electrolysis cells*(MS-SOECs) will be assessed. The project will involve the examination of a new method to fabricate*electrolytes in metal-supported electrolysis cells that are fully gas-tight, with the usual...

Fuel Cell Materials and Manufacturing

2012/13-2017/18 • $500,000 • PI
The proposed research addresses scientific challenges in designing manufacturing processes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) suitable for large-volume production. Plasma spraying enables use of inexpensive, robust metallic structural supports, but creates additional scientific challenges to...

Renewable Energy Storage Buffering with Metal-Supported Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells with Rapid Cycling Ability

2013/14-2017/18 • $145,000 • PI
Renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power have the potential to significantly reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions while extending the lifetime of fossil fuel reserves. However, the energy sources are intermittent, so storage buffers are needed in order to provide sufficient...

NSERC CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities (DGRC)

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
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3D PROFILOMETER FOR INVESTIGATION OF MICRO AND NANOFEATURES OF ADVANCED MATERIALS

2014/15 • $135,036 • PI,CO
We are making the case for a universal 3D visualization system for new advanced materials development. The equipment requested in this grant application is a multifunctional digital microscope (Keyence VHX-2000 digital microscope) with 3D profile measurement capabilities to be used in...

Scientific challenges in scaling up of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell size and production volume

2011/12-2013/14 • $375,575 • PI
The proposed research project aims to address some of the scientific challenges that arise in scaling up both the area of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and in designing a manufacturing process that is conducive to being scaled up to large volumes. The use of plasma spray deposition for the...

NSERC Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Research Network

2010/11-2012/13 • $3,549,000 • PI,CO
Fuel Cells efficiently and cleanly generate electrical power through the electrochemical oxidation of fuels. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are high temperature ceramic systems that offer significant advantages over other power sources, including the more well-known low temperature PEM Fuel...

Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cell Materials and Manufacturing

2010/11-2012/13 • $225,000 • PI
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Non-destructive diagnosis of solid oxide fuel cell performance and degradation

2010/11-2012/13 • $81,000 • PI
Solid oxide fuel cells are highly efficient energy conversion devices that produce electricity from a variety of readily available fuels with no smog-forming air pollution emissions and very low emissions of greenhouse gases. Reductions in smog would lead to a decrease in the occurrence and...

Atmospheric Plasma Spray Processing of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

2010/11-2011/12 • $200,000 • PI
) The project will develop a method for the rapid and easily-automated manufacture of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for clean, efficient power generation. A manufacturing technique will be developed based on a continuous process of plasma spraying in air that is easily scalable for mass...

analytical electron microscope (asem) for research and training in textural and chemical analysis

2010/11 • $143,000 • PI,CO
Detailed chemical and textural analysis of synthetic and natural samples is central to the development of advanced engineered materials as well as to our understanding of the Earth and terrestrial planets. The electron microscope is one of a family of modern instruments used to provide this...

Non-destructive diagnosis of solid oxide fuel cell performance and degradation

2010/11 • $40,000 • PI
Solid oxide fuel cells are highly efficient energy conversion devices that produce electricity from a variety of readily available fuels with no smog-forming air pollution emissions and very low emissions of greenhouse gases. Reductions in smog would lead to a decrease in the occurrence and...

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