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Vanesa Muñoz-Perales

Ph.D. Electrochemistry

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I am a postodoctoral researcher at IMDEA Energy in the Electrochemical Processes Unit, working on redox flow batteries. I obtained my Ph.D. in electrochemistry by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Prof. Marcos Vera's research group and in collaboration with Antoni Forner-Cuenca (EMS group, TUe). My research focuses on advancing electrochemical reactors for redox flow batteries through experimental diagnostics and mathematical modeling. Recently, I also started to work on membraneless redox flow batteries with Dr. Rebeca Marcilla.

Research interests


Continuum modeling

Continuum models are crucial to predict and optimize the macroscopic behavior of electrochemical devices. Operating variables, geometry and materials can be evaluated to improve the performace and mitigate undersirable effects.


Flow cell architecture

The performance of electrochemical stacks in terms of electric and pumping power can be improved by optimizing the flow cell architecture. I work on new flow field designs and electrode configurations using SLA 3D printing and experimental diagnostics.


Porous electrodes

Porous materials are used in a wide range of electrochemical applications. However, the role of electrode microstructure and spatial configuration in the cell still remains poorly understood. I study the interplay between diverse microstructures and flow cell designs.

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