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Developing 3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs) (2020)
Journal Article
Theodosiou, P., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Developing 3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Molecules, 25(16), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25163635

© 2020 by the authors. Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) employ microbial electroactive species to convert chemical energy stored in organic matter, into electricity. The properties of MFCs have made the technology attractive for bioenergy production. Howe... Read More about Developing 3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs).

Urine in bioelectrochemical systems: An overall review (2020)
Journal Article
Santoro, C., Garcia, M. J. S., Walter, X. A., You, J., Theodosiou, P., Gajda, I., …Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Urine in bioelectrochemical systems: An overall review. ChemElectroChem, 7(6), 1312-1331. https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.201901995

In recent years, human urine has been successfully used as an electrolyte and organic substrate in bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) mainly due of its unique properties. Urine contains organic compounds that can be utilised as a fuel for energy recov... Read More about Urine in bioelectrochemical systems: An overall review.

Optimisation of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) through bacterial-robot interaction (2019)
Thesis
Theodosiou, P. Optimisation of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) through bacterial-robot interaction. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1490990

For over 100 years, Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) have been developed as eco-friendly alternatives for generating electricity via the oxidation of organic matter by bacteria. In the early 2000s, collectives of MFCs were proven fea-sible energy provider... Read More about Optimisation of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) through bacterial-robot interaction.

Supercapacitive paper based microbial fuel cell: High current/power production within a low cost design (2019)
Journal Article
Santoro, C., Winfield, J., Theodosiou, P., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Supercapacitive paper based microbial fuel cell: High current/power production within a low cost design. Bioresource Technology Reports, 7, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2019.100297

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with paper separators and liquid containing elements were investigated in supercapacitive mode. MFCs (15 mL) in a supercapacitive configuration, consisted of plain wrapped carbon veil anode (negative) and conductive latex... Read More about Supercapacitive paper based microbial fuel cell: High current/power production within a low cost design.

Towards monolithically printed MFCs: Development of a 3D-printable membrane electrode assembly (MEA) (2019)
Journal Article
Theodosiou, P., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Towards monolithically printed MFCs: Development of a 3D-printable membrane electrode assembly (MEA). International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(9), 4450-4462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.12.163

Additive manufacturing (3D-printing) and microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are two rapidly growing technologies which have been previously combined to advance the development of the latter. In the same line of work, this paper reports on the fabrication of... Read More about Towards monolithically printed MFCs: Development of a 3D-printable membrane electrode assembly (MEA).

3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs) (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Theodosiou, P., Ieropoulos, I., & Greenman, J. (2018, May). 3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Presented at 233rd ECS Meeting

Biological fuel cells (BFCs) are an increasingly growing area of research as it beholds long-term sustainable advantages over conventional fuel cells. Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) are just one type of BFCs, which as the name implies, employ microbial... Read More about 3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs).

EvoBot: Towards a robot-chemostat for culturing and maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Theodosiou, P., Faina, A., Nejatimoharrami, F., Stoy, K., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2017). EvoBot: Towards a robot-chemostat for culturing and maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). In N. Lepora, T. Prescott, P. F. Verschure, A. Mura, M. Cutkosky, & M. Mangan (Eds.), Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. , (453-464). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63537-8_38

In this paper we present EvoBot, a RepRap open-source 3D-printer modified to operate like a robot for culturing and maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). EvoBot is a modular liquid handling robot that has been adapted to host MFCs in its experimen... Read More about EvoBot: Towards a robot-chemostat for culturing and maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs).

Gelatin as a promising printable feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC) (2017)
Journal Article
Ieropoulos, I., Theodosiou, P., Taylor, B., Greenman, J., & Melhuish, C. (2017). Gelatin as a promising printable feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC). International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(3), 1783-1790. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.11.083

© 2016 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC The microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an energy transducer that can directly produce electricity from bacterial oxidation of organic matter. MFCs consist of two reaction chambers (anode and cathode) separated by a s... Read More about Gelatin as a promising printable feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC).

EvoBot: An open-source, modular liquid handling robot for nurturing microbial fuel cells (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Ieropoulos, I., Taylor, B., Theodosiou, P., Stoy, K., Nejatimoharrami, F., & Faiña, A. (2016). EvoBot: An open-source, modular liquid handling robot for nurturing microbial fuel cells. In ALIFE 2016: The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33936-0-ch099

Liquid handling robots are rarely used in the domain of artificial life. In this field, transitory behaviours of nonequilibrium man-made systems are studied and need an automatic monitoring and logging of results. In addition, artificial life experi... Read More about EvoBot: An open-source, modular liquid handling robot for nurturing microbial fuel cells.

Gelatin as a promising printable nutrient feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC) (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Theodosiou, P., Ieropoulos, I., Taylor, B., Greenman, J., & Melhuish, C. (2015, December). Gelatin as a promising printable nutrient feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC). Presented at European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, Naples, Italy

This study describes the work carried out towards the optimization of critical MFC components with potential 3D fabricated materials. The response of the optimised fuel cells, which were fed with soft materials such as gelatin, alginate and Nafion™,... Read More about Gelatin as a promising printable nutrient feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC).