Laboratory Learning Program 2024 - Ferroelectric materials for plasma assisted chemical synthesis (MAE-05)

Research Opportunity Number: MAE-05

Project Title: Ferroelectric materials for plasma assisted chemical synthesis

Project Summary We will develop ferroelectric materials to control plasma electron number density and energy for synthesis of hydrogen and ammonia. In this project, the effect of ferroelectric materials (e.g. PZT) on plasma breakdown, electron energy, electric field, and discharge properties will be measured in situ. The ferroelectric materials will be used to synthesis hydrogen from methane and ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen. The work will be conducted under the supervision of a research staff and a graduate student.

Student Roles and Responsibilities: The student(s) will perform experimental support, data analysis, computation modeling, literature review, and create a presentation

Additional Considerations:  Participation of at least 4 weeks is required. Student will need university EHS lab safety training before entering the lab. After entering the lab, lab safety and experimental safety training will be required.

Department/Institute: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Sponsor: Yiguang Ju

Participation Dates: 6/1/2024 to 8/15/2024

Stipend Offered:  $0

Number of Internships Available: 0-1

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024, midnight eastern daylight time