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Recyclable batteries and electrocatalysts – Towards a sustainable and safe future

In the Salleo group (Department of Material Science and Engineering, Stanford University, USA), I am currently exploring new concepts for the recycling of energy storage devices. As a TomKat Fellow in Sustainable Energy, I built a team to develop recyclable polymer batteries. Our work was published in 2021 and showcases that recycling is feasible when devices are specially designed to be recyclable [link]. The work was supported by the StorageX initiative from Precourt Insitute for Energy (learn more about our project on the StorageX webpage: Link). 

In collaboration with the Chueh group in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Stanford University, we are explore novel polymeric organic semiconductors for hydrogen peroxide production. Our work is supported by Precourt Insitute for Energy. Stay tuned for our first publication. 

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Selected Publications:

Siew Ting Melissa Tan, Tyler J. Quill, Maximilian Moser, Xingxing Chen, Alberto Salleo and Alexander Giovannitti*, Redox-active polymers designed for the circular economy of energy storage devices, 2021, ACS Energy Lett. 2021, 6, 3450–3457. [10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01625]

Siew Ting Melissa Tan, Alexander Giovannitti*, Armantas Melianas, Maximillian Moser, Benjamin L. Cotts, Devan Singh, Iain McCulloch, Alberto Salleo Chemical to Electrical Transduction using Floating-Gate Organic Electrochemical Transistors, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 2010868 [10.1002/adfm.202010868]

Alexander Giovannitti*, Reem B. Rashid, Quentin Thiburce, Bryan Paulsen, Camila Cendra, Karl Thorley, Davide Moia, J. Tyler Mefford, David Hanifi, Du Weiyuan, Max Moser, Alberto Salleo, Jenny Nelson, Iain McCulloch, and Jonathan Rivnay, Energetic control of redox-active polymers towards safe organic bioelectronic materials, Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 1908047. [10.1002/adma.201908047]

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