Neil Rees is a lecturer in fuel cell research within the Centre for Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Research in the School of Chemical Engineering.
Neil has published over 80 scientific articles in journals and books, and has wide-ranging research interests in fundamental and applied electrochemistry with particular focus on nanoelectrochemistry.
DPhil in Electrochemistry 2004
BA(Hons) Chemistry 1995
Neil Rees qualified with a BA(Hons) in Chemistry from Oxford University in 1995. After a short career in finance as a chartered accountant and chartered tax consultant, he returned to Oxford in 2001 and obtained his DPhil in Electrochemistry in 2004.
Postdoctoral research at Cardiff University into in-situ electrochemical SERS (Prof. G.A. Attard) and Oxford (Prof. R.G. Compton) followed until his appointment at Birmingham in Summer 2012.
Charge transfer kinetics
Some recent publications include:
Kahk J.M., Rees N.V., Pillay J., Vilakazi S., Tshikhudo R., Compton R.G., (2012). Electron transfer kinetics at single nanoparticles, Nano Today 7:174-179
Stuart E.J.E, Zhou Y-G., Rees N.V., Compton R.G. (2012).Determining unknown concentrations of nanoparticles: the particle-impact electrochemistry of nickel and silver. RSC Adv. 2:6879-6884. 2:6879-6884
Zhou Y-G., Rees N.V., Compton R.G. (2012). The electrochemical detection of tagged nanoparticles via particle-electrode collisions: nanoelectroanalysis beyond immobilisation Chem. Commun. 48:2510-2512
Zhou Y-G., Rees N.V., Compton R.G. (2012). Making contact: charge transfer during particle-electrode collisions. RSC Adv. 2:379-384
Zhou Y-G., Rees N.V., Pillay J., Vilakazi S., Tshikhudo R., Compton R.G., (2012). Gold nanoparticles show electroactivity: counting and sorting nanoparticles upon impact with electrodes Chem. Commun. 48:224-226
Rees N.V., Compton R.G. (2011). Sustainable energy: a review of formic acid electrochemical fuel cells. J. Solid State Electrochem. 15:2095-2100.
Rees N.V., Compton R.G. (2011).Carbon-free energy: a review of ammonia- and hydrazine-based electrochemical fuel cells. Energy Environ. Sci. 4:1255-1260
Rees N.V., Compton R.G. (2011). Electrochemical CO2 sequestration in ionic liquids; a perspective. Energy Environ. Sci. 4:403-408
Zhou Y-G., Rees N.V., Compton R.G. (2011).The Electrochemical Detection and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50:4219-4221
Rees N.V., Compton R.G. (2010). Voltammetry as a probe of displacement. Chem. Commun. 46:4238-4248
Rees N.V., Matthews S.M., Yunus K., Fisher A.C., Compton R.G. (2009). A Method for the Positioning and Tracking of Small Moving Particles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48:2376-2378