School of Engineering

Electrochemical Engineering Science

Electrochemical Engineering Science

Overview

We carry out novel research into fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen generation, electrolysers, biosensors and bioelectronics and carbon dioxide utilisation.

In the Electrochemical Engineering Science group, we target challenges in sustainable environment and energy, and also in healthcare.

We implement multidisciplinary research activities. We explore applications of electrochemistry in energy storage, power generation, electrolysis, green energy, sensors and environmental protection and treatment applications.

The group also explores novel techniques in the synthesis of new catalyst, nanomaterials and membrane materials and optimising electrode structures.

More recently, we've been using electrochemical analysis to understand cellular and microbial catalysis and processes and to develop also medical and health care applications.

Find out more about our:

Research in Electrochemical Engineering

Achievements

Read about our achievements in the Electrochemical Engineering Science research group.

We have graduated 23 PhD students from our research group during the most recent REF period (2008-2013).

Group members have published over 154 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and have been invited to give talks at prestigious conferences such as the Gordon Research Symposium (2012).

Visiting scientists and Research Fellows from all over the world have worked and contributed to our research. Recently we have hosted senior scientists:

  • Dr Lei Li and Xi-Bai Wu, (China)
  • Dr Priyanshu Sharma (India)
  • Dr Sylvia Martinez (Mexico)
  • Dr Pilar Ocon Esteban (Spain)
  • Dr Carmen Maria Marchante (Spain)

We've also had over 15 junior scientists from France, Spain, Italy, India, Poland and Singapore.

They have been honoured by appointments to visiting Professorships at Taiyuan University, China (2012).

We contribute towards Leadership in Electrochemical Engineering Futures in UK and Europe by serving on:

  • European Energy Research Agency
  • Joint Programme on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies
  • The European Working Party on Electrochemical Engineering
  • Society of Chemical Industry- Electrochemical Technology Group
  • EPSRC Energy Storage and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Supergen consortia

 

Facilities

Discover the facilities we use in the Electrochemical Engineering Science group.

The Electrochemical Engineering Science group provides facilities to carry out testing and analyses at lab scale and pilot scale:

  • electrolyser and fuel cell tests
  • non-aqueous electrochemical analysis
  • battery testing
  • electroanalysis
  • bio-interphase
  • electrochemistry in controlled environment (glove box) and fabrication of electrodes
  • membrane electrode assemblies
  • small cell stacks

Staff

Find out who is in the Electrochemical Engineering Science research group.

Professor Paul Christensen
Prof of Pure & Applied Electrochem

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5472

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7342

Professor Keith Scott
Professor of Electrochemical Engineering

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8771

Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7278

Dr Eileen Yu
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7243