Christopher Harrison

Centre for Doctoral Training Student
Doctoral Researcher




School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston B15 2TT
United Kingdom


Chris joined the CDT in September 2017. Prior to this, he graduated from the University of Sheffield in July 2013 with an MEng degree in Aerospace Engineering. 

He is funded through the EPSRC CDT  in Fuel Cells and their fuels: EP/L015749/1.


MEng: Aerospace Engineering, University of Sheffield [2013]


During Chris’ degree, he studied a number of engineering and materials based subjects relating to aircraft and aircraft performance. Before re-entering education with the CDT, Chris worked in the aerospace industry for four years.


Chris’ area of research focuses upon the chromium poisoning of SOFC cathode materials.


  1. Harrison CM, Slater PR, Steinberger-Wilckens R. Lanthanum nickelates and their application in Solid Oxide Cells – The LaNi1-xFexO3 system and other ABO3-type nickelates. Solid State Ionics. 2021;373(April).
  2. Harrison CM, Slater PR, Steinberger-Wilckens R. A review of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell cathode materials with respect to their resistance to the effects of chromium poisoning. Solid State Ionics. 2020;354(July):115410.

Other activities

In his spare time, Chris enjoys a variety of activities including football, running and learning to play the guitar.