Ferraris, John P.
Professor John Ferraris serves as the head of the Chemistry Department. He is also the head of the Ferraris Research Group and an affliliated faculty member of the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute. In 2001 he was the recipient of the W. T. Doherty Award from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Section of the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Ferraris's expertise is in electroactive polymers. His areas of specialization include:
- Organic solid state chemistry
- Design, synthesis and characterization of electroactive organis molecules and polymers
- Electrochemical capacitors
- Electrochromic Devices
- Low bandgap polymers
- Light-emiting polymers
- Fuel cells
- Membrane-based separations
Learn more about John Ferraris from his Faculty home page, NanoTech Institute Affiliated Faculty page, Ferraris Research Group website and Research Explorer page.
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Kinetic Stability of Bulk LiNiO₂ and Surface Degradation by Oxygen Evolution in LiNiO₂-Based Cathode Materials (Wiley-VCH Verlag Gmbh, 2018-11-02)Capacity degradation by phase changes and oxygen evolution has been the largest obstacle for the ultimate commercialization of high-capacity LiNiO₂-based cathode materials. The ultimate thermodynamic and kinetic reasons ...
Fabrication of Carbon Nanofiber Electrodes Using Poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinylimidazole) and Their Energy Storage Performance (Springer, 2019-02-02)For electrodes in electrochemical double-layer capacitors, carbon nanofibers (CNFs) were prepared by thermal treatment of precursor polymer nanofibers, fabricated by electrospinning. Poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinylimidazole) ...
Fabrication and Characterization of Aging Resistant Carbon Molecular Sieve Membranes for C₃ Separation Using High Molecular Weight Crosslinkable Polyimide, 6FDA-DABA Although propylene/propane separation remains a challenge for industrial processes, carbon molecular sieve membranes (CMSMs) have the potential to replace traditional separation methods. A high molecular weight crosslinkable ...
Novel Binder-Free Electrode Materials for Supercapacitors Utilizing High Surface Area Carbon Nanofibers Derived from Immiscible Polymer Blends of PBI/6FDA-DAM:DABA (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018-06-01)Carbon nanofibers with high surface area have become promising electrode materials for supercapacitors because of their importance in increasing energy density. In this study, a high free volume polymer, 6FDA-DAM:DABA ...
High Surface Area Carbon Nanofibers Derived from Electrospun Pim-1 for Energy Storage Applications (2013-11-21)Electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLCs) utilize electrodes with high surface area to achieve high-energy storage capability. In this study, flexible and freestanding carbon nanofibers derived from PIM-1, a microporous ...