Imperial College London

Dr Paul Boldrin

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 9695p.boldrin




3.50Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





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):



Ouyang M, Bertei A, Cooper SJ, et al., 2020, Model-guided design of a high performance and durability Ni nanofiber/ceria matrix solid oxide fuel cell electrode, Journal of Energy Chemistry, ISSN:2095-4956

Chen J, Wang X, Boldrin P, et al., 2019, Hierarchical dual-porosity nanoscale nickel cermet electrode with high performance and stability, Nanoscale, Vol:11, ISSN:2040-3364, Pages:17746-17758

Boldrin P, Brandon NP, 2019, Progress and outlook for solid oxide fuel cells for transportation applications, Nature Catalysis, Vol:2, ISSN:2520-1158, Pages:571-577

Chen J, Ouyang M, Boldrin P, et al., 2019, Fabrication and Characterisation of Nanoscale Ni-CGO Electrode from Nano-Composite Powders, Ecs Transactions, Vol:91, ISSN:1938-6737, Pages:1799-1805

Ouyang M, Boldrin P, Maher R, et al., 2019, A mechanistic study of the interactions between methane and nickel supported on doped ceria, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol:248, ISSN:0926-3373, Pages:332-340

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