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Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 2643
Email: krisztian.ronaszegi.10@ucl.ac.uk
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Krisztian Ronaszegi graduated as a Chemical Engineer in 2005 at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. His mayors were Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. During his study he spent a semester in Sweden at the Lund University as an Erasmus student where he pursued studies in Polymer Chemistry, Biotechnology and Bio-ethanol Process Engineering.

After he received his MSc in Chemical Engineering he changed his focus to Physics. He worked three years as a research assistant in Theoretical Physics at the same university, but during this time he spent one year in USA at the Maryland University as a visitor researcher. He subsequently worked at the interface between Chemistry and Physics as a Research Engineer at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in the Chemical Research Centre where he specialised in the development of supercapacitors and electrochemical methods.

Krisztian is currently doing his PhD in the Electrochemical Innovation Lab on engineering aspects of solar water splitting.

Research project

Title: Engineering and diagnostic development of solar water splitting technology

Supervisors: Dr Dan Brett and Prof Eric Fraga

Growing global energy demand and finite conventional fuel resource mean that we must look elsewhere to secure a sustainable energy future.  Renewable energy technologies are one of the ways to reach this goal and hydrogen as an energy vector is seen to be a promising way of storing and transporting energy in a chemical form.

One of the newest and the most promising methods for the production of hydrogen is via solar water splitting. In this way, the generated hydrogen can be stored and used on-demand as an energy source for heating or electricity production using fuel cells. 

Significant work has been done on the development of the materials necessary to achieve effective water splitting.  Attention is now turning to the engineering challenges of developing a robust and economically attractive technology. This project is concerned with the development of diagnostic techniques scrutinise the internal workings of such devices and focus on the engineering issues of construction, operation, manufacture and integration into the application environment.   

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