Innovation workshop

Projects 2018

Tentative list of offered projects in the Innovation workshop 2018 (descriptions may be updated)

Around 18th June, students who will participate must have sent a prioritized list of the projects to kristian Mølhave.

Then groups will be formed to make ensure groups are with students from different universities and the highest possible priority.

Hence only projects with high enough prioritization will be running and given the number of students, one or more projects will likely be added to the list.

Some projects may be run by two groups with slightly different focus if need be.

2018 Project list

  • Characterization of aerosols for human toxicological assessment
    • Aerosol pollution is found to be an increasingly important aspect of human health, affecting millions of people worldwide especially in densely populated areas. This project will develop a method to provide a more detailed characterization of aerosol pollution by using automated electron microscopy to get statistics on individual aerosol particle properties, thereby giving more information to assess toxicological impacts and locate the origin of the pollution.
    • Supervisor: Anders Brostrøm Bluhme

  • Scaling prevention
    • Scaling, precipitation and adhesion of colloidal particles cause efficiency reducing deposits in many types of processes and equipment that increase energy consumption. This project will look into ways study the details of the process to understand and control it to avoid deposits.
    • Supervisor: Murat Nulati Yesibolati

  • Nanobiosensors to Detect Antibiotics in Milk Samples
    • Persistent concerns over contamination of water and food with antibiotic residues, rapid antibiotic screening tests are urgently needed.  Biosensors that can selectively detect particular compounds in natural or only minimally pre-treated samples are a good option for the on-site assessment, for instance of milk quality. The project will study how to develop biomimetic receptors using molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles for this.
    • Supervisor: Associate Prof. Yi Sun,, and PostDoc Jon Ashley,

  • Electrocatalysis with non-noble metal organic frameworks (MOF)
    • New catalysts are needed to replace the expensive and scarce noble metal catalysts. For electrocatalysis in e.g. fuel cells, the new materials need to possess several unique advantages including low cost, excellent electrical conductivity, mechanical strength, chemical stability, high surface area, as well as tolerance and durability on the process they are involved in. This project aims at finding new low cost synthesis procedures and candidate materials as electrocatalysts for electrochemical process.
    • Supervisor: Professor Jingdong Zhang , PhD student Wei Huang,, Post doc Hongyu Sun


  • Chemical production of nanoporous metal materials as electrocatalysts 
    • Nanoporous metal films can be formed by nanoparticle assembly at liquid/air interface and used for electrochemical applications. The most successful case is nanoporous gold film (NPG). The project will look at possible applications of the NPG.
    • Supervisor: Professor Jingdong Zhang , Post doc Hongyu Sun

  • Developing novel  electrode configurations for on-chip microsupercapacitors
    • Temporary energy storage is needed for systems requiring short bursts of power, such as the flash in mobile phones or emission of short high intensity signals. Supercapacitors provide unprecedented power density for storage. In this project we will investigate the design and fabrication of novel 3D electrode configurations based on pyrolytic carbon which could further improve the energy density in microsupercapacitors.
    •  Supervisor Assoc. Prof Stephan Sylvest Keller