Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Karen Lozano

Second Advisor

Dr. Yuanbing Mao

Third Advisor

Dr. Mataz Alcoutlabi


Hydrogen energy is promising candidate to replace fossil fuel. However, the usage of hydrogen energy was greatly limited due to its generation and storage. In this thesis report, the author synthesized novel metal/carbon nanomaterials used for the hydrogen storage and hydrogen evolution reaction. These materials were characterization by XRD, Raman, XPS, SEM, EDX, etc. And the surface area and the hydrogen storage properties were tested by ASAP 2020, using the BET measurement and hydrogen isotherm curves to discuss the gas adsorption properties. As for hydrogen evolution reaction, the materials were made into electrodes and tested with LSV, CV to shows its catalyst activity for hydrogen evolution reaction. These researches studied novel metal/carbon nanomaterials with good hydrogen storage capacity in ambient environment, and also the promising capability as catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction.


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