You are welcome to attend Zachary Cano's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research into the viability of zinc-air batteries in electric vehicles, including the investigation of the use of nickel-based air electrodes.
Zinc-air batteries have been proposed as a low-cost and energy-dense candidate to replace or supplement lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. This thesis explores the viability of zinc-air batteries in electric vehicles and experimentally investigates the use of nickel-based air electrodes. The failure mechanism of these electrodes is uncovered, and a new nickel-based air electrode, which has both an improved cycle life and a substantially lower mass and volume than previous designs, is presented.
Supervisor: Professor Mike Fowler
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1