0 comments Sunday, 24 November 2013

Dr. Thomas Kadyk has been a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Eikerling Research Group at Simon Fraser University since Spring 2012.

Kadyk's area of research is Modeling of Nanocomposite Supercapacitor Electrodes. He says that today’s energy supply encounters two main problems: on the one hand, the emission of greenhouse gases causes an anthropogenic climate change with negative consequences for natural and human systems on a global scale. On the other hand, fossil energy sources, on which today’s energy supply is mainly based, are limited and expected to run out within the next generations. Possible solutions and mitigation strategies for these problems include the use of sustainable, renewable energy sources and the increase of the ef´Čüciency in the use of energy. In this context, electrochemical energy conversion and storage play a key role, i.e. in  form of fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries. These are the topics which he tackles from an engineering point of view with a solid background of combining experiments and theory in the field of  electrochemistry.