- 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
Postdoctoral Research Associates
Dr Inyoung Jang
Hi, I am a research associate at Imperial College London and I received my Bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees at Hanyang University, South Korea. I am interested in developing high-performance reversible solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for clean power generation and CO2 electrolysis. I am currently working on 3D printing of electrode/electrolyte layers for SOFCs & electrolysis cells and predicting their optimal geometry via computational simulation.
Dr Samara Sadeek
Hi! I recently completed my PhD in Chemical Engineering Department here at Imperial College, where I also obtained an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering in 2016. I’m investigating the corrosion of steel in aqueous amine systems for post combustion carbon capture (PCCC). My work is particularly focused on the varied behaviour that steel alloys exhibit when exposed to different amine types in CO2-aqueous environments.
Jatuporn (Nahmkang) Banjong
Greetings everyone! I am currently a 3rd year PhD student at the Department of Chemical Engineering and my study is funded by the Royal Thai Government scholarship. My research project involves using a state-of-the-art 3D inkjet printing machine to fabricate components for an electrolyser, a device used to produce hydrogen by electrochemical water splitting. Before coming to Imperial, I received an MEng degree in Chemical Engineering from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.
Zhixu (Derek) Zhu
Hi, everyone! I am a second year PhD student at Imperial College London and funded by the Department of Chemical Engineering. My PhD research focuses on tackling global warming and the utilisation of carbon dioxide in carbon nanotube production with electrochemical methods. Before I started my PhD, I finished my MRes research on carbon aerogels in Department of Chemistry at Imperial. Before I joined Imperial, I received my BSc degree in Chemistry from University of Reading.
Hi! I am Mengya, a second year PhD student funded by the Department of Chemical Engineering. I received my BEng degree from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Central South University, and then I studied for a Master's degree at Zhejiang University, researching electrocatalyst materials. My PhD project focuses on the development and scale-up of photoelectrode materials for solar water splitting.
Hi! I am a first year PhD student at Imperial College London funded by the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 2022, I completed an integrated Master’s degree (MEng Chemical Engineering) at the University of Bath, with a year in industry at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). My PhD project focuses on the development and scale-up of photoelectrochemical reactors for hydrogen production.
Kanyapat (Kloy) Plub-in
Hi! I am a first year PhD student at Imperial College London and funded by the Royal Thai Government Scholarship. I graduated with a BEng degree in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand before completing an MSc degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in 2022. My PhD project focuses on the development of catalysts for electrochemical glycerol oxidation to co-produce hydrogen and value-added chemicals.
Hi, I am Hanzhi Ye, a first-year PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. I finished my BEng degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester in 2020. I received my MSc degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. My PhD research focus is on electrochemical oxidation of glycerol.
Graduated PhD Students
Xiaochu Wei - 2022 - Thesis title: ‘Recovering materials from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries’.
Xiaochu's PhD project was funded by the Chinese Government Scholarship. She received her Bachelor Diploma at Tianjin University, China, and then completed her Masters Degree (MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering) at Imperial College London in 2017.
Samara Sadeek - 2021 - Thesis title: ‘Electrochemical behaviour of carbon steel in aqueous amine solvents for post combustion carbon capture’.
Samara's PhD project was funded by the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.
MEng in Chemical Engineering
Sharwari Dixit - 'Design of a hybrid electrolyser system for H2 production using an intermittent renewable power source'
Sid Halder & Jinjie Zhu - 'Modelling of optical components for H2 production in modular photoelectrochemial reactors using COMSOL Multiphysics'
Marco Tome Freire & Daniel Binks - 'CO2 utilisation in carbon nanotube (CNT) production'
Lok Wong - 'The creation, comparison, and validation of one- and two- dimensional vanadium redox flow battery stack process models'
Christopher Lawrence & Euichul Jeong - 'Metal electrodeposition to mitigate resistive losses associated with scale up of photoanodes in photoelectrochemical reactors'
MSc / MRes Students
Kanyapat Plub-in - 'Electrocatalyst development for anion exchange membrane water electrolyser' - MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering.
Feiran Li - 'Carbon dioxide utilisation in carbon nanotube production' - MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering.
Bochen Li - 'Solar hydrogen generation in an up-scaled photoelectrochemical reactor' - MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering.
Alex Fleetwood - 'Photo-electrochemical reactors for solar-powered hydrogen production' - MRes in Catalysis: Chemistry and Engineering, Department of Chemistry - co-supervised with Dr Andreas Kafizas (Chemistry).
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).
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
Haiyi Wang (2022) - 'Recovery of metals from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries'
Bohui (Robert) Tang (2022) - 'Development of an online tool for modelling electrochemical thermodynamics' (contd. project of E. Lam and C. Lawrence)
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'