The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, has recognised Professor Stephen Skinner as an RSE Fellow.
The Academy has announced its 2023 intake of Fellows, with 91 names representing science, arts, business, sports, civil society and academia from across Scotland and beyond.
I’m thrilled and honoured to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and look forward to contributing to the work of the society. Professor Stephen Skinner
Professor Stephen Skinner is a Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department of Materials. His research investigates materials for new energy technologies, primarily the next generation of solid oxide fuel cell materials. Solid oxide fuel cells offer a highly efficient and low-emission alternative to traditional power generation methods, with a wide range of potential applications in industrial and residential settings.
Professor Skinner's group are also investigating the creation of high-temperature electrolysers using oxide ion and proton conducting oxides and the development of permeation membranes, solid-state electrochemical sensors, and sensor coatings. High-temperature electrolysers are advantageous as they can achieve higher conversion efficiencies and produce hydrogen at a lower cost compared to conventional electrolysis.
Upon receiving the recognition, Professor Skinner commented:
"I'm thrilled and honoured to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and look forward to contributing to the work of the society.
This is fantastic recognition of all of the work undertaken by the incredible group of researchers and collaborators that I've had the privilege to work with."
Professor Skinner is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Professor Skinner was appointed Chair of Electrochemical Devices for a Zero-Carbon Economy by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2022. He was recently awarded a new grant for energy research projects funded by the Henry Royce Institute in January 2023.
This article was adapted from a press release from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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