Laboratory of Electrochemical Research

Led by: Ionel POPESCU
Fields: Mater. Sci. Chemistry & Synthesis
Institution: ”Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca (UBB)
Scientists/Total: 5/15
Keywords:  -
Presentation

Electrode materials for electrochemical sensors/biosensors
Obtaining and characterization of non-conventional electrode materials, exhibiting electrocatalytic activity and selective recognition properties, for sensors or biosensors construction.
Electrochemical nanostructures prepared by self-assembling (on Au), electropolymerization (on carbonaceous materials) and adsorbtion (on conventional electrode materials)
C aerogels prepared by sol-gel method and supercritical drying
Composite materials based on polymeric matrices containing zeolites, carbon or TiO2 aerogel, noble metal particles and redox mediators
Electroactive bicomposites incorporating enzymes, cofactors and mediators
Theoretical and practical aspects of metal electrodeposition
Investigation of the electrodeposition mechanism of some metals of practical importance (Cu, Zn, Pb, Mn) using modern electrochemical techniques (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, chronoamperometry, hydrodynamic voltammetry etc.)
Theoretical and practical aspects of electrowinning, electrorefining and electroplating of metals
Inorganic and organic electrosynthesis
Study of fundamental and practical aspects related to the obtaining of some compounds used in environmental protection (H2O2) and other fields (aromatic diamino and aminopiperasine derivatives)
Photo(electro)catalysis
Photodegradation of organic pollutants on high surface catalysts (titanium dioxide aerogels)

Infrastructures

Computer controlled potentiostat (AUTOLAB 10, ECHOCHEMIE, The Netherlands)
Computer controlled flow injection setup
Rotating disk electrode and rotating ring disk electrode (RADIOMETER, Denmark, 10000 rpm)
Computer controlled electrochemical quartz microbalance
Computer controlled electrochemical impedance spectroscopy setup
Electrochemical reactor with plan-parallel electrodes
Supercritical point dryer SAMDRI-PVT-3D (TOUSIMIS, USA)
UV photodegradation installation

Applications

Contact

str. Arany Janos, nr.11, 400028
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 595872
Fax: +40 264 590818
eMail: cpop...@chem.ubbcluj.ro

 

 

 

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