Students and Projects

Completing 2017

  • Fatima Zia - Nanotoxicological Properties of Fuel Cell Emissions
  • Sandy Lamond - Techno-Economic analysis of a Microbial Fuel Cell driven anaerobic digestion process
  • Sean Goodwin - Developing new catalysts for protic ionic liquid fuel cells following research of the mechanism of the oxygen reduction reaction
  • Andrew McInnes - Photoelectrochemical generation of hydrogen
  • Ben Davies - Enhancing Fuel Cell Lifetime Performance through Effective Health Monitoring and Decision Support
  • Hal Robbs - Developing novel surface engineered catalysts for PEFCs and DMFCs
  • Sophie Alice Archer - Applications of Life Cycle Methodology to Hydrogen from Biomass
  • Miguel Angel Molina Garcia - Non-precious-metal catalysts for Alkaline Polymeric Membrane Fuel Cells (APMFC)

Completing 2018

  • Thomas Heenan - Microstructural Causes and effects of thermally driven degradation in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Laura Allerston - Applied and fundamental understanding of novel non platinum fuel cell catalysts in collaboration with Amalyst 
  • Daniel Escalera López - Size-selected atomic clusters for electrocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis
  • Aimee Jackson - Manganese oxide-Graphene oxide hybrid support systems for DMFC (and PEMFC) applications 
  • Jake Walls - Photocatalytic production of Ammonia for use in a direct ammonia fuel cell
  • Lois Milner - High temperature gas characterisation applied for catalyst development and to provide on-board diagnostics for fuel cells operating on reformed methane
  • James Walker - Investigation of Binary and Ternary Catalysts to Create Low-Cost, High Performance Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 
  • Daniel Smith - Ionic Liquid Fuel Composition Fuel Cells for Intermediate PEM

Completing 2019

  • Melissa Oum - Modelling Microstructural and Chemical Degradation of Protective Coatings for SOFC Interconnects
  • Oujen Hodjati-Pugh - 3D Multiphysics Modelling and Experimental Validation of Microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Stacks with novel Interconnection.
  • Ashkan Kavei - Development of a Segmented Fuel Cell-Supercapacitor Passive Hybrid System
  • Derek Low - The Impact of Environmental Conditions on Fuel Cell Performance
  • Peter Mardle - An investigation of in-situ grown NiPt nanowires for PEFC applications
  • Alan Stephen - R. Sphaeroides for Biohydrogen production and Fuel Cell Catalysts
  • Graham Stevenson - Design and Microstructural Control of All-Ceramic Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells
  • Diana Mehta - Removal of carbon dioxide from biogas for hydrogen production
  • Sharleigh Talbot - The photocatalytic production of hydrogen from contaminated water in a microfluidic system

Completing 2020

  • Alex Thirkell - Fuel Cell Powered Aircraft
  • Beatrice Sampson - The added value of hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Rhiannon Dixon - Investigating the Use of Noval Dopants for SOFC Anodes to Improve Tolerances to Sulfur and Carbon
  • Sam Eadley - Optimisation of conditions and material properties to maximise the efficiency of interface ion exchange within PEMFC
  • Oliver Fernihough - CCM's (catalyst coated membranes) with textured membranes and stack development
  • Marcus Adams - Improved solid state storage efficiency through design
  • Alexandros Symillidis - Developing Next Generation Direct Fuel Cell Systems using Liquid Fuels for Building and Automotive Applications

Completing 2021

  • Abigail Snowdon - Optimising Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (rSOC) to reduce degradation during methane-assisted co-electrolysis. 
  • Matthew Bird - The use of perovskite materials (ABO3) as catalysts for the oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions in water splitting
  • Christopher Harrison - Material performance of hydrogen fuel cells
  • Ahmed Ibrahim - Testing filler materials within membranes of an intermediate temperature fuel cell
  • George Wilson - Water Splitting via Thermochemical Redox Reactions
  • Leon Ford - The role of structural disorder in perovskite materials and how this affects the transport properties
  • Naseruddin Khan - Zero-emission energy cycle through fuel cell hybrid vehicles with efficient energy storage system applications
  • Zahra Rana - New directions for catalysts in PEMFC systems
  • Liam Cooper - Coating materials for bipolar plates in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs)
  • Brian Wong - Predictive Control and Health Management of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Completing 2022

  • James Felton - Use of layered Van der Waals crystals for use in hydrogen generation and storage
  • John Gordon - Solutions for controlling the amount of NOx emissions produced during the combustion process of hydrogen
  • Jack Hart - Using NAP-XPS to research surfaces that can perform direct photocatalytic water splitting, with a focus on solid-state materials
  • Abdul Hye - Low and high temperature fuel cell system integration with electric vehicles
  • Hanlin Li - Safety Issues Relating to Fuel Cell Technologies
  • Donald Inns - Renewable hydrogen production from aqueous waste 
  • Robert Mather - Development of Hybrid Fuel Cell / Li-ion Systems
  • Sweta Munshi - TBC
  • Abiola Oladeji - Fabrication of multi-metallic catalysts from low concentrations of critical metals using impact electrodeposition
  • Pushpa Patel - Evaluation of the effect of proton exchange membrane fuel cell nanocatalysts on membrane proteins
  • Marco Pignataro - Phase change material based emulsions for thermal management applications
  • Samuel Sogbesan - Life cycle analysis and synthesis of renewable transport fuels
  • Marcus Taylor - Multi-scale system modelling of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electric vehicle powertrain
  • James Wakerley - Development of machine learning models trained to experimental results or DFT calculated data
  • Xihao Chen - TBC