Aqueous zinc-ion batteries: a facile alternative energy storage for human space exploration

Ort : Online
Beginn : 06. Dezember 2023, 13:30 Uhr
Ende : 06. Dezember 2023, 15:00 Uhr
Bremen Human Space Exploration Seminar
Guest: Prof. Fabio La Mantia

Professor for Production Engineering, Energy Storage and Conversion Systems, University of Bremen, Germany


In the last few years, aqueous Zn-ion batteries have attracted a great attention as energy storage devices for stationary applications on earth, thanks to their high safety and environmental friendliness. However, the high abundance of the raw materials and facile and robust assembly allow for their application also in the human space exploration. Here, an overview of some recent strategies adopted to optimise the cycle life of the zinc-ion batteries based on metallic zinc anodes and copper hexacyanoferrate cathodes will be shown.


Fabio La Mantia graduated in Chemical Engineering at the University of Palermo (Italy) in 2005. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 from ETH Zürich (Switzerland), working on the operando investigation of lithium-ion batteries. He has been post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, and he is currently full professor at the University of Bremen. His research interests range from applied electrochemistry (Li-ion batteries, aqueous zinc-ion batteries, and electrochemical ion pumping) to fundamentals of electrochemistry (dynamic impedance spectroscopy, frequency response analysis, electron- and ion-transfer at the interface. He has authored more than 150 papers and has an H-index of 44.


Bremen Human Space Exploration Seminar

The seminar takes place every third Wednesday of the month at 13:30 CET/CEST online via zoom and consists of a 40-minute talk followed by a 40-minute discussion.

The zoom link for the meeting will be send via email to all registered members of the space-exploration mailing list. You can register here.

Porträt von Professor Fabio La Mantia