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Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, Room 3606
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON. N2L 3G1
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Research interests: porous materials, electrodes, energy storage
Professor Gostick has been exploring the use of electrospun nanofibrous materials for electrode applications. The electrospinning technique allows for substantial control over the structural properities of the resultant product, so they can customize materials with targeted structural properties. Simultaneously, his group has been developing various modelling tools to help in the search for the optimum structure of a given application, including overall cell scale models of performance, down to sub-pore scale models of fluid flow and reaction.
He has recently demonstrated materials that performed significantly better than off-the-shelf commercial materials in Vanadiaum flow battery tests conducted in collaboration with colleagues at MIT.
- Post-doc, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
- PhD, University of Waterloo
- MASc, University of Waterloo
- BENg, Ryerson University
Professor Gostick's current research focuses on measuring, modelling and making porous materials for applications like electrodes for flow batteries. He recently co-authored a paper in Small about the use of X-ray computed tomography (CT) to visualize porous materials in 3D.
He is also the lead developer of two open source software packages. These software packages are vital in his lab team's research into the characterization and analysis of porous material images. You can find out more by clicking here.
Kok, M.D.R., R. Jervis, P.R. Shearing, D. Brett, and J. Gostick*, Insights into the Effect of Structural Heterogeneity in Carbonized Electrospun Fibrous Mats for Flow Battery Electrodes by X-Ray Tomography. Small. (In Press)
Sadeghi, M. A., Aghighi, M., Barralet, J. & Gostick, J. T.*, Pore network modeling of reaction-diffusion in hierarchical porous particles: The effects of microstructure. Chemical Engineering Journal 330, 1002–1011 (2017)
Liu, S, MDR Kok, YW Kim, JL Baron, FR Brushett, JT Gostick*, Evaluation of Electrospun Fibrous Mats Targeted for Use as Flow Battery Electrodes. J. Electrochem. Soc. 164, A2038–A2048 (2017)
Lopes, J., F.-X. Colson, S. Ye, J.T. Gostick, J.E. Barralet, G. Merle, Graphene modified nanosized Ag electrocomposites. Materials Research Bulletin. 89(May), 42–50 (2016)
Zhang Z., J.H. Lopes, S. Ye, J. Gostick, J.E. Barralet, and G. Merle, Electrically Bloomed Platinum Nanoflowers on Exfoliated Graphene: An Efficient Alcohol Oxidation Catalyst. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 163(10), D615-D621 (2016)
Gostick, J.*, M. Aghighi, J. Hinebaugh, T. Tranter, M.A. Hoeh, H. Day, B. Spellacy, M. Sharqawy, A. Bazylak, A. Burns, W. Lehnert and A. Putz. OpenPNM: A Pore Network Modeling Package. Computing in Science & Engineering. 18(4), p60-74 (2016)
Kok, M., A. Khalifa and J. Gostick*. Multiphysics simulation of the flow battery cathode: cell architecture and electrode optimization. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 163 (7), A1408-A1419 (2016)
Kok, M.R.D., J. Gostick*, Transport properties of electrospun fibrous membranes with controlled anisotropy. Journal of Membrane Science. 1(473): p. 237-244 (2015)