Principal Investigator

Research interests

  • Electrochemical energy conversion
  • Water splitting & CO2 reduction
  • Experimental characterisation of semiconductor | electrolyte interfaces
  • Micro-kinetic modelling of (photo-)electrochemical processes
  • Design, characterisation and modelling of scaled (photo-)electrochemical reactor systems
  • Metal recovery by electrodeposition
  • CO2 utilisation

MSc / MRes Students

2020/2021

Giovanni Lento - 'Carbon dioxide utilisation in carbon nanotube production' -  MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering.

Yuming Zhang - 'Optimisation of photoelectrode substrate structures for up-scaled photoelectrochemical reactors via kinetic modelling' -  MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering.

Nicole Marroquin - 'The effect of light attenuation on photoelectrochemical reactor efficiency' -  MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering.

Yuqi Chen - 'Moving towards the low-cost solar generation of H2 fuel - can metal oxide heterojunctions make this a reality?' - MRes in Catalysis: Chemistry and Engineering, Department of Chemistry - co-supervised with Dr Andreas Kafizas (Chemistry).

Christos Krigkou - 'Improving the performance of large-scale metal oxide heterojunction photoanodes for solar-driven water splitting: understanding their limitations through prototype device testing' - MSci in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - co-supervised with Dr Andreas Kafizas (Chemistry).

 

2019/2020

Connor Donovan - 'Moving towards the low-cost solar generation of H2 fuel - can metal oxide heterojunctions make this a reality?' - MRes in Catalysis: Chemistry and Engineering, Department of Chemistry - co-supervised by Dr Andreas Kafizas (Chemistry).

Gian Bains - 'A mechanistic study into the electrochemical stability of deep eutectic solvents' - MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering - co-supervised by Dr Sze-yin Tan (Chemical Engineering).

Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Students

Sharwari Dixit (2021) - 'Enhancement of photoelectrode performance in green hydrogen production via electrodeposition of conductive metal interlayers'

Heather Page (2021) - 'Solar fuel devices database: Quantifying progress, unifying reporting, and enabling benchmarking'

Elton Lam (2021) - 'Development of an online tool for modelling electrochemical thermodynamics' (contd. project of C. Lawrence)

Christopher Lawrence (2020) - 'Development of an online tool for modelling electrochemical thermodynamics'

Federico Trotta (2019) - 'Synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using cameillia sinesis as biological reducing agent to produce conductive silver Inks for photoelectrochemical applications'