Imperial College London

Dr Paul Boldrin

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 9695p.boldrin




3.50Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





My research interests can be summarised as investigating new techniques for measuring and correlating electrochemical and catalytic activity with structural and chemical properties of materials. I have published papers on a range of materials including nanomaterials, catalysts, photocatalysts, biomaterials and liquid and gas phase separation materials.

Currently I am working on solid oxide cells (fuel cells and electrolysers) and cermet based separation and catalytic reaction membranes. The work involves fabrication of membranes and porous scaffolds, and functionalisation with catalysts. I can test the electrochemical and catalytic performance of these devices, and use various pulse and temperature-programmed techniques to probe the interaction of the materials with gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and methane.

The aim is then to correlate these measurements with performance data, microstructural characterisation and modelling to build up structure-property-function relationships for these materials.

I have a personal webpage where I write about my work (mainly):



Long X, Boldrin P, Zhang Y, et al., 2022, Towards integrated gasification and fuel cell operation with carbon capture: Impact of fuel gas on anode materials, Fuel, Vol:318, ISSN:0016-2361

Wehrle L, Wang Y, Boldrin P, et al., 2022, Optimizing solid oxide fuel cell performance to re-evaluate its role in the mobility sector, Acs Environmental Au, Vol:2, ISSN:2694-2518, Pages:42-64

Skinner S, Cavallaro A, Cali E, et al., 2021, Analysis of H2O-induced surface degradation in SrCoO3-derivatives and its impact on redox kinetics, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:9, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:24528-24538

Boldrin P, Malko D, Mehmood A, et al., 2021, Deactivation, reactivation and super-activation of Fe-N/C oxygen reduction electrocatalysts: gas sorption, physical and electrochemical investigation using NO and O2, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol:292, ISSN:0926-3373, Pages:1-12

Ouyang M, Bertei A, Cooper SJ, et al., 2021, Model-guided design of a high performance and durability Ni nanofiber/ceria matrix solid oxide fuel cell electrode, Journal of Energy Chemistry, Vol:56, ISSN:2095-4956, Pages:98-112

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