Imperial College London

DrFrankyBedoya Lora

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering




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B432Bone BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research associate at the Electrochemical Engineering Group (Prof. Geoff Kelsall) currently working on the design of photo-electrochemical reactors for  the production of dense energy carriers and waste treatment. Holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering (Imperial College London, 2017) with a focus on electrochemical engineering, MSc (Universidad de Antioquia, 2013) in electrochemical methods for assessment of anticorrosive performance of organic coatings, and Chemical Engineer degree (Universidad de Antioquia, 2009) after working on quantification of atmospheric pollutants and an internship (Postobon S.A., 2008) on homologation of methods for material testing.


  • Solar-hydrogen production via hydrogen sulfide splitting.
  • Design and modelling of photoelectrochemical reactors for water and hydrogen sulfide splitting. 
  • Electrochemical methods for testing of materials.



Bedoya-Lora FE, Hankin A, Kelsall GH, 2017, En route to a unified model for photo-electrochemical reactor optimisation. I - Photocurrent and H-2 yield predictions, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:5, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:22683-22696

Bedoya-Lora FE, Hankin A, Holmes-Gentle I, et al., 2017, Effects of low temperature annealing on the photo-electrochemical performance of tin-doped hematite photo-anodes, Electrochimica Acta, Vol:251, ISSN:0013-4686, Pages:1-11

Hankin A, Bedoya-Lora FE, Ong CK, et al., 2017, From millimetres to metres: the critical role of current density distributions in photo-electrochemical reactor design, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol:10, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:346-360

Bedoya FE, Bermúdez Á, Castaño JG, et al., 2016, Electrochemical impedance study for modeling the anticorrosive performance of coatings based on accelerated tests and outdoor exposures, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, Vol:13, ISSN:1547-0091, Pages:895-904

Bedoya-Lora F, Hankin A, Kelsall GH, 2016, Photo-electrochemical hydrogen sulfide splitting using Sn-IV-doped hematite photo-anodes, Electrochemistry Communications, Vol:68, ISSN:1388-2481, Pages:19-22

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