FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Burcu Arslan

Burcu Arslan
Room No: 
D-214
Telephone: 
+90 (312) 210-5831
Fax: 
+90 (312) 210-2518
E-mail: 
burcuars@metu.edu.tr
Education: 

B.S:  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU, Ankara, TURKEY (2011)

M.S: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU (2011-2014)

PhD: Candidate in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU, Ankara, TURKEY (2014 - ....)

Research Interests: 

Metal-Air Batteries

Energy

Electrochemistry

Aqueous Electrochemical Processes

Electroforming

Characterization Techniques

Assisted Courses / Laboratories: 

Materials Processing Laboratory (MetE 215- Leaching and Electrowinning of Zinc)
Materials Laboratory (MetE 206- Bomb Calorimeter)
Thermodynamics of Materials I (MetE 203)
Thermodynamics of Materials II (MetE 204)
Thermodynamics of Materials (MetE 501)
Melting and Casting (MetE 441)

Thesis / Research Information: 

Development and Characterization of Catalyst Materials of Zinc-Air Batteries

 

Recently, primary and secondary zinc-air batteries have attracted considerable attention due to their high energy density, safety, availability and low cost. Zinc-air batteries generate electricity through a redox reaction between zinc and oxygen in air. Zinc-air batteries have higher theoretical energy density due to abundant supply of oxygen from the atmosphere. However, poor efficiency of the oxygen reduction and evolution reactions taking place at the cathode limits the use of zinc-air battery in demanding applications. In literature, many studies focus on the development of catalyst materials to improve these reactions. Some catalyst materials such as Pt, Ag, MnO2, spinel and perovskite oxides are studied to enhance the performance of battery. The aim of this study is to produce and characterize a novel bifunctional catalyst material to be used in the cathode.

 

Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. M. Kadri Aydinol