My research interests can be summarised as investigating new techniques for measuring and correlating electrochemical and catalytic activity with structural and chemical properties of materials. I have published papers on a range of materials including nanomaterials, catalysts, photocatalysts, biomaterials and liquid and gas phase separation materials.
Currently I am working on solid oxide cells (fuel cells and electrolysers) and cermet based separation and catalytic reaction membranes. The work involves fabrication of membranes and porous scaffolds, and functionalisation with catalysts. I can test the electrochemical and catalytic performance of these devices, and use various pulse and temperature-programmed techniques to probe the interaction of the materials with gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and methane.
The aim is then to correlate these measurements with performance data, microstructural characterisation and modelling to build up structure-property-function relationships for these materials.
I have a personal webpage where I write about my work (mainly):
et al., 2017, Recovery of the intrinsic thermoelectric properties of CaMn0.98Nb0.02O3 in 2-terminal geometry using Ag infiltration, Acta Materialia, Vol:133, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:68-72
Brandon NP, Ruiz-Trejo E, Boldrin P, 2017, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Lifetime and Reliability: Critical Challenges in Fuel Cells, ISBN:9780128097243
et al., Silver-ceria composites for oxygen separation from air, 224th Electrochemical society meeting
Ouyang M, Boldrin P, Brandon NP, 2017, Methane Pulse Study on Nickel Impregnated Gadolinium Doped Ceria, 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC, Pages:1353-1366, ISSN:1938-5862