Electrochemistry research underpins the development of more efficient and environmentally-friendly energy generation and conversion processes as well as intelligent lifetime management of materials in safety-critical applications.
In catalysis, organic PVs and organic electronics the primary emphasis is on both developing and adapting state-of-the art nanoscale probes for in-situ measurement and mapping of activity and charge transfer. This enables optimised performance through fundamental understanding of processes occurring at a highly localised level.
The development of innovative in-situ measurement techniques and modelling tools for PEM fuel cells is facilitating design optimisation and improved efficiency and durability.
In corrosion, a major focus is on environment-assisted cracking. We are investigating the earliest stages of crack development as the key to enhanced confidence in constructing structures/plants for very long lives.