Advanced materials for hydrogen production in polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyzers Line of research Hydrogen is an excellent solution to store energy from renewable and intermittent power sources. Polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyzers (PEMWEs) are sustainable means for hydrogen production. However many challenges are still unexplored. Our goal is to develop cost-effective components for PEMWEs with enhanced activity and stability. Electrocatalysts with reduced noble-metal loadings are studied. The activity is focused on the oxygen evolution reaction, for which carbonaceous and oxide supports/co-catalysts, enabling high dispersion and stabilization of the metal phase, are proposed. Staff Supervisor: Maria Assunta NavarraDepartment staff: Lucia Mazzapioda Publications Sulfated titania as additive in Nafion membranes for water electrolysis applications Collaborations National collaborations: Antonino Salvatore Aricò (Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche) Fundings and awards Fundings: Progetto di Ricerca "Polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysers: innovative, cost-effective electrocatalysts with enhanced durability" finanziato da Sapienza Università di Roma. Bando 2015. Theme and ERC Theme: Renewable energyERC: PE4_1 Physical chemistryPE4_8 Electrochemistry, electrodialysis, microfluidics, sensorsPE5_6 New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles Traineeship offer Area di ricerca: Physical chemistryAvailability: one positionCourse of study (advised): ChemistryIndustrial chemistryNotes: One traineeship position for master students in Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry is available.