Imperial College London

ProfessorAnthonyKucernak

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5831anthony Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Althea Hartley-Forbes +44 (0)20 7594 5717

 
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Location

 

433ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Prof. Anthony Kucernak (ARK) B.Sc., Ph.D,. CChem. MRSC, is a professor of  Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, and has extensive experience in the study of various aspects of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells, supercapacitors, and the design of new electrochemical techniques. His group currently studies a large number of aspects of fuel cell systems ranging from the development of new electrocatalysts, the development of new techniques to characterise and study electrocatalysts, the development of fuel cell electrodes, and the development of new methods to characterise fuel cells.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Montelongo Y, Sikdar D, Ma Y, et al., 2017, Electrotunable nanoplasmonic liquid mirror, Nature Materials, Vol:16, ISSN:1476-1122, Pages:1127-+

Zalitis CM, Kucernak AR, Sharman J, et al., 2017, Design principles for platinum nanoparticles catalysing electrochemical hydrogen evolution and oxidation reactions: edges are much more active than facets, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:5, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:23328-23338

Malko D, Kucernak A, Lopes T, 2016, Performance of Fe-N/C Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts toward NO2-, NO, and NH2OH Electroreduction: From Fundamental Insights into the Active Center to a New Method for Environmental Nitrite Destruction, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:138, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:16056-16068

Malko D, Kucernak A, Lopes T, 2016, In situ electrochemical quantification of active sites in Fe-N/C non-precious metal catalysts, Nature Communications, Vol:7, ISSN:2041-1723

Kucernak AR, Zalitis C, 2016, General Models for the Electrochemical Hydrogen Oxidation and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions: Theoretical Derivation and Experimental Results under Near Mass-Transport Free Conditions, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:120, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:10721-10745

Edel JB, Kornyshev AA, Kucernak AR, et al., 2016, Fundamentals and applications of self-assembled plasmonic nanoparticles at interfaces, Chemical Society Reviews, Vol:45, ISSN:0306-0012, Pages:1581-1596

Malko D, Lopes T, Symianakis E, et al., 2016, The intriguing poison tolerance of non-precious metal oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalysts, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:4, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:142-152

Zalitis CM, Sharman J, Wright E, et al., 2015, Properties of the hydrogen oxidation reaction on Pt/C catalysts at optimised high mass transport conditions and its relevance to the anode reaction in PEFCs and cathode reactions in electrolysers, Electrochimica Acta, Vol:176, ISSN:0013-4686, Pages:763-776

Shirshova N, Qian H, Houlle M, et al., 2014, Multifunctional structural energy storage composite supercapacitors, Faraday Discussions, Vol:172, ISSN:1359-6640, Pages:81-103

Kucernak ARJ, Sundaram VNN, 2014, Nickel phosphide: the effect of phosphorus content on hydrogen evolution activity and corrosion resistance in acidic medium, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:2, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:17435-17445

Varcoe JR, Atanassov P, Dekel DR, et al., 2014, Anion-exchange membranes in electrochemical energy systems, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol:7, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:3135-3191

Qian H, Kucernak AR, Greenhalgh ES, et al., 2013, Multifunctional Structural Supercapacitor Composites Based on Carbon Aerogel Modified High Performance Carbon Fiber Fabric, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:5, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:6113-6122

Shirshova N, Qian H, Shaffer MSP, et al., 2013, Structural composite supercapacitors, Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol:46, ISSN:1359-835X, Pages:96-107

Zalitis CM, Kramer D, Kucernak AR, 2013, Electrocatalytic performance of fuel cell reactions at low catalyst loading and high mass transport, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol:15, ISSN:1463-9076, Pages:4329-4340

Turek VA, Cecchini MP, Paget J, et al., 2012, Plasmonic Ruler at the Liquid-Liquid Interface, ACS Nano, Vol:6, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:7789-7799

Chen SL, Kucernak A, 2002, Fabrication of carbon microelectrodes with an effective radius of 1 nm, Electrochemistry Communications, Vol:4, ISSN:1388-2481, Pages:80-85

Jiang JH, Kucernak A, 2002, Electrochemical supercapacitor material based on manganese oxide: preparation and characterization, Electrochimica Acta, Vol:47, ISSN:0013-4686, Pages:2381-2386

Jiang J, Kucernak A, 2002, Nanostructured platinum as an electrocatalyst for the electrooxidation of formic acid, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry, Vol:520, ISSN:0022-0728, Pages:64-70

Chen SL, Kucernak A, 2003, Electrodeposition of platinum on nanometer-sized carbon electrodes, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol:107, ISSN:1520-6106, Pages:8392-8402

Chen SL, Kucernak A, 2004, Electrocatalysis under conditions of high mass transport rate: Oxygen reduction on single submicrometer-sized Pt particles supported on carbon, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol:108, ISSN:1520-6106, Pages:3262-3276

Eikerling M, Kornyshev AA, Kucernak AR, 2006, Water in polymer electrolyte fuel cells: Friend or foe?, Physics Today, Vol:59, ISSN:0031-9228, Pages:38-44

Jiang JH, Kucernak A, 2003, Electrooxidation of small organic molecules on mesoporous precious metal catalysts II: CO and methanol on platinum-ruthenium alloy, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry, Vol:543, ISSN:0022-0728, Pages:187-199

Brett DJL, Atkins S, Brandon NP, et al., 2003, Localized impedance measurements along a single channel of a solid polymer fuel cell, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, Vol:6, ISSN:1099-0062, Pages:A63-A66

Green CL, Kucernak A, 2002, Determination of the platinum and ruthenium surface areas in platinum-ruthenium electrocatalysts by underpotential deposition of copper. 2. Effect of surface composition on activity, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol:106, ISSN:1520-6106, Pages:11446-11456

Chen SL, Kucernak A, 2004, Electrocatalysis under conditions of high mass transport: Investigation of hydrogen oxidation on single submicron Pt particles supported on carbon, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol:108, ISSN:1520-6106, Pages:13984-13994

Jiang JH, Kucernak A, 2002, Electrooxidation of small organic molecules on mesoporous on precious metal catalysts I : CO and methanol on platinum, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry, Vol:533, ISSN:0022-0728, Pages:153-165

Chen SL, Kucernak A, 2002, The voltammetric response of nanometer-sized carbon electrodes, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol:106, ISSN:1520-6106, Pages:9396-9404

Green CL, Kucernak A, 2002, Determination of the platinum and ruthenium surface areas in platinum-ruthenium alloy electrocatalysts by underpotential deposition of copper. I. Unsupported catalysts, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol:106, ISSN:1520-6106, Pages:1036-1047

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