Michael Hickner

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Professor and Corning Faculty Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Summary

Researches the connection between the molecular identity, nanophase structure, and the resulting transport properties in polymeric materials: focuses ion-containing polymers that form robust membranes and absorb water; solid-state electrochemical systems

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Recent Publications

Estuaries as Filters for Riverine Microplastics: Simulations in a Large, Coastal-Plain Estuary

López, A. G., Najjar, R. G., Friedrichs, M. A. M., Hickner, M. A. & Wardrop, D. H., Aug 26 2021, In: Frontiers in Marine Science. 8, 715924.

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Using a vapor-fed anode and saline catholyte to manage ion transport in a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer

Rossi, R., Hall, D., Shi, L., Cross, N. R., Gorski, C. A., Hickner, M. A. & Logan, B. E., Nov 2021, In: Energy and Environmental Science. 14, 11, p. 6041-6049 9 p.

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Designing anion exchange membranes for CO2 electrolysers

Salvatore, D. A., Gabardo, C. M., Reyes, A., O’Brien, C. P., Holdcroft, S., Pintauro, P., Bahar, B., Hickner, M., Bae, C., Sinton, D., Sargent, E. H. & Berlinguette, C. P., Apr 2021, In: Nature Energy. 6, 4, p. 339-348 10 p.

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Enhanced performance of poly(olefin)-based anion exchange membranes cross-linked by triallylmethyl ammonium iodine and divinylbenzene

Xu, F., Qiu, K., Lin, B., Ren, Y., Li, J., Ding, J. & Hickner, M. A., Nov 1 2021, In: Journal of Membrane Science. 637, 119629.

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Improving the efficiency of CO2 electrolysis by using a bipolar membrane with a weak-acid cation exchange layer

Yan, Z., Hitt, J. L., Zeng, Z., Hickner, M. A. & Mallouk, T. E., Jan 2021, In: Nature Chemistry. 13, 1, p. 33-40 8 p.

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Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy investigation of water microenvironments in polyelectrolyte multilayers at varying temperatures

Eneh, C. I., Bolen, M. J., Suarez-Martinez, P. C., Bachmann, A. L., Zimudzi, T. J., Hickner, M. A., Batys, P., Sammalkorpi, M. & Lutkenhaus, J. L., Mar 7 2020, In: Soft matter. 16, 9, p. 2291-2300 10 p.

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Ion Transport in Solvated Sodium-Ion Conducting Gel Polymer Electrolytes

Kuray, P., Mei, W., Sheffield, S. E., Sengeh, J., Pulido, C. R. F., Capparelli, C., Hickey, R. J. & Hickner, M. A., Oct 8 2020, In: Frontiers in Earth Science. 8, 569387.

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Mesoscale Simulations of Quaternary Ammonium-Tethered Triblock Copolymers: Effects of the Degree of Functionalization and Styrene Content

Luo, X., Liu, H., Bae, C., Tuckerman, M. E., Hickner, M. A. & Paddison, S. J., Jul 30 2020, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 124, 30, p. 16315-16323 9 p.

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Using reverse osmosis membranes to control ion transport during water electrolysis

Shi, L., Rossi, R., Son, M., Hall, D. M., Hickner, M. A., Gorski, C. A. & Logan, B. E., Sep 2020, In: Energy and Environmental Science. 13, 9, p. 3138-3148 11 p.

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Evaluating graphene oxide and holey graphene oxide membrane performance for water purification

Buelke, C., Alshami, A., Casler, J., Lin, Y., Hickner, M. & Aljundi, I. H., Oct 15 2019, In: Journal of Membrane Science. 588, 117195.

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