Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Piotr Zawadzki finished Materials Engineering at Lodz University of Technology and started work at LUT on march 2020. From PhD studies till now he is focused on nanomaterials, especially on graphene. He works on many projects connected with graphene functionalization, including creating ultralight bicycle frame and desalination of water. He has 8 publications connected with graphene modification and increasing aluminum mechanical properties. On conference he will show results on graphene-based nanocomposite synhtesized for application as the anode active materials in lithium-ion battery. Three methods were employed: (a) mechanical mixing of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) powder with silicon nanopowder, (b) mixing of rGO with Si nanopowder in isopropyl alcohol and (c) spatial functionalization of graphene oxide using hydrazine. The molecular systems with variable silicon content and, in the case of cross-linked structures, variable hydrazine content were produced. the research was financed by Mechanical Faculty internal grant for young scientists at LUT.