Chair of Applied Electrochemistry
The chair was founded in 2007 and since then the chair has been led by senior research fellow Alar Jänes. Applied electrochemistry is an interdisciplinary specialty based on chemistry, physics and materials science, applied in a wide range of high-tech fields, including energy conversion and storage
Main research areas
- Development of electrical double layer and hybrid capacitors (Alar Jänes, Thomas Thomberg)
- Development of sodium ion batteries (Alar Jänes)
- Storage of gases adsorbed on carbon materials and chemical compounds (hydrides) (Rasmus Palm)
If you are interested in what we do at the Chair of Applied Electrochemistry or how supercapacitors and batteries differ, see below:
- Batteries yesterday, today and tomorrow
- Tic-Tac supercapacitor - 800F from the kitchen
- Raman vs infrared: which is better to analyze supercapacitor
- Na-ion vs Li-ion battery - Are sodium batteries better and how is sugar involved in this?
- Advanced materials and high-technology devices for sustainable energetics, sensorics and nanoelectronics (TK141, 2016-2023, PI: Enn Lust).
- Critical technological, geological, environmental, and socio-economical problems of valorising the Estonian high priority mineral resources (oil shale, phosphorite, peat, metal ores) and possible solutions - Activated carbon from peat (LLTOM17351 (RITA1/01-01-01), 2017-2020, PI: Enn Lust).
- Development of express analysis methods for micro-mesoporous materials for Estonian peat derived carbon supercapacitors (PRG676, 2020-2024, PI: Enn Lust).
Lectures in Applied Electrochemistry, Energy Storage and Materials Technology, and Materials Chemistry in bachelor, master’s and doctoral studies. The current problems of modern electrochemistry are discussed. The principles and the most important applications of newer materials and energy storage devices are introduced.