Cristian Savaniu

cristian_DSC02417_editedResearch Fellow, 2001 – present

My research interests lie, in principal, in the development of new materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells. Specific areas of interest include the development of wet chemistry methods for materials preparation and thin film deposition techniques.

My current focus is on the development of robust ceramic SOFC anodes by catalyst impregnation/exsolution for improved performance and stability. A particular area of interest here is the in situ studies for understanding the degradation mechanisms of fuel cell components.

Contact information

cds2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1334 463891

Selected publications

“Scale Up and Anode Development for La-Doped SrTiO3 Anode-Supported SOFCs”,
Savaniu, Cristian; Miller, David N.; Irvine, John T. S.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, Vol. 96 (6) 1718-1723, 2013

“Structural origins of the differing grain conductivity values in BaZr(0.9)Y(0.1)O(2.95) and indication of novel approach to counter defect association”,
Azad, Abul K.; Savaniu, Cristian; Tao, Shanwen; Irvine, John et.al.
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, Vol. 18 (29) 3414-3418, 2008

“Disruption of extended defects in solid oxide fuel cell anodes for methane oxidation”
Ruiz-Morales, JC; Canales-Vazquez, J; Savaniu, C; Irvine J. et al.
NATURE, Vol: 439 (7076), 568-571, 2006