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

Saranya AM, Morata A, Pla D, et al., 2018, Unveiling the outstanding oxygen mass transport properties of Mn-rich perovskites in grain boundary-dominated La0.8Sr0.2(Mn1-xCox)(0.85)O-3 +/-delta nanostructures, Chemistry of Materials, Vol:30, ISSN:0897-4756, Pages:5621-5629

Niania M, Podor R, Ben Britton T, et al., 2018, In situ study of strontium segregation in La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-delta in ambient atmospheres using high-temperature environmental scanning electron microscopy, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:14120-14135

Niania M, Podor R, Ben Britton T, et al., 2018, In situ study of strontium segregation in La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-delta in ambient atmospheres using high-temperature environmental scanning electron microscopy (vol 9, pg 14120, 2018), Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:14464-14464

Shen Z, Kilner JA, Skinner SJ, 2018, Electrical conductivity and oxygen diffusion behaviour of the (La0.8Sr0.2)(0.95)CrxFe1-xO3-delta (x=0.3, 0.5 and 0.7) A-site deficient perovskites, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol:20, ISSN:1463-9076, Pages:18279-18290

Wu J, Fujii K, Yashima M, et al., 2018, A systematic evaluation of the role of lanthanide elements in functional complex oxides; implications for energy conversion devices, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:11819-11829

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