Imperial College London

ProfessorJohnKilner

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

BCH Steele Chair in Energy Materials
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6745j.kilner Website

 
 
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Location

 

214Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Prof. Kilner is B.C.H.Steele Professor of Energy materials, former head of the Department of Materials and former Dean of the Royal School of Mines. He has been involved in research into ionic and mixed conducting ceramics for 30 years and has published over 350 papers in this and related fields of materials science.  He is currently  European Editor for the Journal Solid State Ionics and a councillor for the international Society for Solid state Ionics (ISSI). He is the holder of a number of patents relating to fuel cells and gas separation devices and the co-founder of a successful spinout company CeresPower Ltd. Prof.

Kilner is primarily interested in studying the exchange and diffusion of oxygen in oxide ceramic materials for applications in devices such as fuel cells, oxygen separators and sensors, and has been instrumental in the development of isotopic exchange-SIMS techniques to study these phenomena. Much of his work is now centred upon the development of the Intermediate Temperature Fuel Cell, Solid Oxide Electrolysers and Lithium batteries. He is now working on an  improved understanding of surface and interfacial phenomena, which is crucial for further development of these devices. In 2012 John was awarded the IOM3 Platinum medal for his outstanding services to the discipline.

Publications

Journals

Brugge RH, Kilner JA, Aguadero A, 2019, Germanium as a donor dopant in garnet electrolytes, Solid State Ionics, Vol:337, ISSN:0167-2738, Pages:154-160

Manalastas W, Rikarte J, Chater RJ, et al., 2019, Mechanical failure of garnet electrolytes during Li electrodeposition observed by in-operando microscopy, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:412, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:287-293

Akbay T, Kilner JA, Ishihara T, et al., 2019, Explicit solution to extract self-diffusion and surface exchange coefficients from isotope back-exchange experiments, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:123, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:258-264

Shen Z, Skinner SJ, Kilner JA, Oxygen transport and surface exchange mechanisms in LSCrF-ScCeSZ dual-phase ceramics, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, ISSN:1463-9076

Staykov A, Fukumori S, Yoshizawa K, et al., 2018, Interaction of SrO-terminated SrTiO3 surface with oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7496, Pages:22662-22672

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