In the face of global resource depletion and growing demand for sustainable industries, it is becoming increasingly important to develop eco-friendly and highly efficient energy technology to strengthen national competitiveness.
In such circumstances, there is a growing effort to improve efficiency of the overall energy system through high-temperature materials. That is why we are focused on developing source technology in highly functional materials with stable and long-lasting performance in high temperatures, by which we aim to enhance the efficiency of existing carbon-based convergence system and also hydrogen-based renewable energy system. Our research is mainly applied to solid oxide fuel cells, hydrogen production/separation/storage, and power plants’ heat-resistant structural materials.
We conduct organic research on materials that encompasses ceramics, metal, and composite material design, microstructure control, and property analysis. Our center boasts specialized technology for material design using computational science such as computational thermodynamics, molecular dynamics, and ab initio calculations, and technology for producing ceramic-metal composite powder and dense/porous laminated composites.
We are also working to enhance the properties of the materials we developed through crystal and microstructure analysis using XRD, electron microscope, and synchrotron light source and by assessing electrochemial properties of solid’s interfacial reaction.