Sanaz Abbasi

Sanaz Abbasi


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands

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PhD students develop the next generation of bromine-based flow batteries

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ESR Project
PVDF-based composite membranes for hydrogen-bromine flow battery:
The high cost of Nafion membrane motivates research into new, cost-effective polymer membrane materials. To reach Elestor’s membrane cost target, we combine poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF), a low-cost perfluorinated polymer, which is well-known for its high chemical and mechanical stability, with proton-exchange polymers to enhance proton conductivity.

Membrane and Electrode Researcher, Elestor B.V., Arnhem, The Netherlands
2018- present: Ph.D. candidate in Membrane Materials and Processes (MMP), chemical engineering and chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

2015- 2018
M.Sc. in materials science and engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey; project title: Purification, size separation and ionic functionalization of Halloysite Nanotubes (HNTs)

2009- 2014
B.Sc. in chemical engineering, Food industry, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran; project title: Production of natural surfactants through enzymatic reactions

Poster presentation
“Development of electrospun sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone)/poly(vinylidene fluoride) composite membrane for hydrogen-bromine flow battery”
International Flow Battery Forum (IFBF), Lyon 2019

Poster presentation
“PVDF-based composite membranes for hydrogen bromine flow batteries”
Dutch Polymer Days (DPD), Lunteren, The Netherland 2018

Article in Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 628, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2021.119258