- 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
Hi! I’m a 3rd year PhD student funded by the Chemical Engineering Department here at Imperial College. I also completed an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering at the department in 2016. Currently, I’m investigating the corrosion of steel in aqueous amine systems for post combustion carbon capture. My work is particularly focused on the varied behaviour which steel alloys exhibit when exposed to different amine types in CO2-aqueous environments.
Hi! I am a 3rd year PhD student at Imperial College London and funded by Chinese Government scholarship. I received my bachelor's degree in Tianjin University, China, and then completed my master's degree at Imperial (MSc chemical engineering ) in 2017. My PhD project focuses on processes for recovery and re-use of materials from end-of life lithium batteries.
Jatuporn (Nahmkang) Banjong
Greetings everyone! I am currently a 2nd 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 first 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 first-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.
MSc / MRes Students
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
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'