S. (Saim) Saher, MSc

Research overview

Research Overview

To date, mechanistic understanding of the oxygen exchange reaction, i.e., between oxide lattice and gas phase is rather rudimentary. The aim of PhD study is to search for correlations between the exchange rate and other physical aspects, like partial ionic and electronic conductivities and oxygen vacancy concentration , attempting to shed more light on relevant factors determining the rate of oxygen exchange. Major focus will be on mixed oxide ionic-electronic conducting oxides, which materials find potential application as oxygen separation membrane, and as cathode in solid oxide fuel cells.