Anthony Kucernak   Professor Anthony Kucernak

Professor of Physical Chemistry

Deputy Director, Energy Futures Lab

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Postdoctoral Researchers

 Javier Rubio Dr. Javier Rubio-Garcia  Redox flow batteries
 Andres Dr. Andres Parra Puerto

Abiotic Waste Water Fuel Cells

Guohui Zhang

Dr. Guohui Zhang

Electrochemical Energy Storage, Electrocatalysis

Colleen Jackson Dr. Colleen Jackson

Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Electrochemical Compression

Asad Dr. Asad Mehmood  

Non-precious Electrocatalysts for the PEMFC Cathode


PhD Students

 Maxime Bedouet  Maxime Bedouet  Fuel Cell Lifetime Extension
 WJ Jun Wu  Multifunctional Transition Metal Phosphides Catalysts for Fuel Cells and Electrolysers
 lyra Xiaoqian Lin  Floating Electrode System
 Muhang Muhang Xiao  

Non-precious Electrocatalysts for the Water Oxidation

ben Ben Simon Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries

Mengjun Gong Catalytic Production of Peroxycatboxylic Acid
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Research Technician

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 Jack Dawson High Surface Area Carbons and Non-precious Electrocatalysts


Masters Students

Youxin Youxin Cui Electrosynthesis of Green Chemical oxidants – Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide 
 Junyi Junyi Cui  New Redox Couples for Regenerative Fuel Cells


Giannitelli Luisa 

 High Mass Transport Electrochemistry for Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cells

Valeria de Velasco Bermudez  Carbon Supported Precious Metal Phosphides Catalyst for Hydrogen, Oxygen Reactions and Small Molecules Oxidation
Junxi Junxi Peng Non-precious electrocatalysts
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Former Group Members 



  • Hiroshi Iden, Nissan 2011-2013


  • Dr Daniel Malko (Currently works in BASF)
  • Dr Kieran Fahy (Currently works at the University of Toronto)
  • Dr Matthew Markiewicz 2011-2017 (Currently at Ballard Fuel Cells, Vancouver)
  • Dr Jacek Lapinski 2013-2017
  • Dr Tiziana Denaro 2016-2017
  • Dr Christos Kalyvas 2010-2015
  • Dr Thiago Lopes 2012-2014
  • Dr Biraj Kumar Kakati 2012-2014
  • Dr Venkat Narayanan 2012-2014
  • Dr Manos Simianakis 2011-2013
  • Dr Mayur Mistry 2011-2013
  • Dr Denis Kramer 2010-2011
  • Dr Fabrice Bidault 2010-2011


  • Dr Graham Smith 2012-2015
  • Dr Chris Zalits 2011-2013
  • Dr Ehsan Ahmad 2008-2013*
  • Honglin Xu 2010-2013*
  • Cynthia Attingre 2009-2012
  • Dr Nico Cousens 2009-2012
  • Dr Chris Zalits 2008-2011
  • Dr Fabrice Bidault 2010-2011
  • Dr Alice Sleightholme 2003-2007
  • Dr Gregory Offer 2003-2006
  • Dr Patrick Hayes 2001-2006
  • Dr Sameera Darr 1996-2006
  • Dr Alan Palmer 1997-2004
  • Dr Nikos Vasileiadis 1999-2004
  • Dr Clare Green 1988-2002
  • Dr Carlos Mongay-Batalla 1997-2003
  • Dr Richard Brown 1997-2001
  • Dr Alec Thompson 1997-2001

* indicates a joinly supervised student


  • Lucas Balzat (Erasmus student)
  • Simon Kellner (Erasmus student from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) 2017-2018
  • Yiming Han (MRes) 2017-2018
  • Rutao Liu  (MRes) 2017-2018
  • Shuang Wu  (MRes) 2017-2018
  • AlanMamand  (MRes) 2017-2018
  • Alexandra Charleson
  • Wenyao Guo (aka Lucky) (MRes) 2013
  • Tiffany Tin (MRes) 2013
  • Daniel Malko (ERASMUS Student) 2012-2013
  • Li Hongge (aka Ellen) (MSci) 2012-2013
  • Matthew Ho (MSci)
  • Guanola Aumont (MRes)2012
  • Olivier Huin (MRes) 2012
  • Chi Iu (BSc) 2011
  • Vivat Termglinchan (MSci) 2011
  • Jonathan Quinson (MSci) 2010-2011
  • Gabriella Gentilcore (MSci) 2010-2011