Amrit graduated from the University of Birmingham at the top of his class with a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry in 2010 before starting work on his PhD in October 2010. Amrit’s PhD is funded as a part of the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their applications.
Amrit’s research spans the field of fundamental electrocatalysis, to formulation engineering and finally electrode manufacture methods. As such Amrit has experience with a wide variety of experimental techniques ranging from XPS , XRD, TGA, TEM, SEM, EDX to fuel cell fabrication techniques such as hand painting, spraying and screen printing. These catalysts are then tested via electrochemical methods and specific in-situ fuel cell tests. Amrit also has done work using computational multiphysics to help with designing the fuel cell.
During Amrit’s PhD he has presented numerous posters at conferences, workshops and events within the UK and internationally. Select Oral presentations include:
- 3rd CARISMA Conference on HT-PEFC development – Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2012
- IChemE Catalysis 2012, UK, December 2012
Amrit also has a keen interest in business development and has taken part in a variety of development courses to further this goal. Amrit, along with his partner Dan, recently won first prize at the University of Birmingham’s Plan B Business Competition for their idea on electrolysers.
Amrit is also a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Energy Institute.