Our Special Issue in Membranes

 Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit your works to a Special Issue titled “Membrane Technology for Sustainable Future—Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the advances in the development of technologies, formation methods and comprehensive research of ceramic membranes for electrochemical devices based on solid electrolytes. Authors are invited to submit their latest results; both original research papers and reviews are welcome.

A special issue of Membranes (IF 4,562; Q1 WOS; ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section “Membrane Applications“.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 January 2023

Guest Editors of the Special Issue:

Prof. Dr. Denis Osinkin (Interests include electrochemical devices based on solid electrolytes; fuel cells; electrolyzers; hydrogen production systems; ceramic membranes; kinetics of hydrogen oxidation and oxygen reduction; impedance spectroscopy; distribution of relaxation times)

Prof. Dr. Vladislav Sadykov (Interests include heterogeneous catalysis of red-ox processes for the energy production; advanced technologies of nanophase and nanocomposite materials synthesis; their transport properties characterization; design of structured functionally graded materials for solid oxide fuel cells, monolithic catalysts for fuels transformation into syngas and hydrogen, oxygen/hydrogen separation membranes for catalytic reactors of syngas/hydrogen generation)

Prof. Dr. Vladislav V. Kharton (Interests include nanostructured materials; ceramics; ceramic engineering; sintering; coating; material characterization; grain boundaries; XPS; X-ray diffraction; X-ray absorption spectroscopy; SEM analysis; differential thermal analysis; solid oxide fuel cells; membranes)

Prof. Dr. Christos Argirusis (Interests include materials for energy applications; solid oxide fuel cells; microbial fuel cells; composite materials at nano-level; catalysis including photocatalysis)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Promising materials for the production of ceramic membranes: oxide ion-conductive materials, proton-conductive materials, and their synthesis and characterization.

  • Methods for obtaining promising nanostructured and nanocomposite electrolyte materials.

  • Development of methods for supporting thin layers of electrolytes (oxide-ion or protonic conductors) on SOFC anodic substrates (bulk or metal-supported nanocomposites) by physical vacuum deposition (magnetron deposition, pulsed laser deposition), chemical vapor deposition as well as electrochemical methods, ceramic and solution technologies, etc.

  • Three-dimensional printing and additive manufacturing for the formation of SOFC/SOE film structures; optimization of cathode and anode compositions and sintering procedures (microwave or radiation-thermal sintering, etc.).

  • Design of spatially graded interfaces of electrolytes with cathode and anode materials to prevent degradation in working conditions.

  • Electrochemical performance and long-term stability tests SOFC/SOE, characterization of layer composition and nanostructure after testing.

  • SOFC internal reforming operation mode.

We look forward to receiving your contributions


  • solid oxide fuel cells

  • solid oxide electrolyzers

  • SOFC anode substrates

  • oxide ion and protonic conductors

  • supporting thin layers of electrolytes by physical and chemical procedures

  • design of spatially graded cathode and anode layers

  • sintering procedures

  • electrochemical performance characterization and mathematical modeling

  • long-term stability tests