About Me

I work in the New Energy Safety Research Institute ESRI and have many interests in the field of energy.

Primarily my focus is in utilising Hydrogen as an energy vector for renewable energy.

I work with hydrogen production and management technology including photocatalytic materials that can be used for the generation of hydrogen and hydrogen detectors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hydrogen
  • Photocatalysis

Publications

  1. pH-responsive octylamine coupling modification of carboxylated aluminium oxide surfaces. J. Mater. Chem. A 3(18), 10052-10059.
  2. & Bi-phasic titanium dioxide nanoparticles doped with nitrogen and neodymium for enhanced photocatalysis.. Nanoscale 7(42), 17735-7744.
  3. & Zero gap alkaline electrolysis cell design for renewable energy storage as hydrogen gas. RSC Advances 6(102), 100643-100651.
  4. & A microwave cured flux for the adhesion of ceramic particles using silica coated carbon nanotubes. Carbon 93, 774-781.
  5. & Nanoparticle–sulphur “inverse vulcanisation” polymer composites. Chem. Commun. 51(52), 10467-10470.

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Teaching

  • EG-062 Development of Key Skills for Engineers

    This is a module for key skill development at Foundation year level.

  • EG-386 Engineering Management

    This module will develop skills relating to the management of financial and human resources within the engineering sector. With respect to financial resources, the course will introduce the practice of accounting for transactions within a new business so as to give the student a good appreciate of the balance sheet, profit & loss and cash flow statements, which are essential components of a business plan. The course will also show students how to interpret financial statements and how best to allocate financial resources between competing engineering projects. With respect to human resources, the course will cover the basic concept of entrepreneurship before breaking down the essential elements of a business plan. The course will give the more entrepreneurial students guidance about how to go about commercializing their ideas and the less entrepreneurial students an understanding of what makes some of their colleagues tick. The learn by example approach adopted for this module guides the student through the complexities of financial and human resource management and encourages students to develop their own business plans. Students will also be introduce to the subject area of ethics within business.

Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrew Barron
  • Solar energy harvesting by photocatalytic biphasic water splitting catalysts (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Enrico Andreoli
  • Renewable energy storage as green hydrogen via electrolytic water splitting (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Enrico Andreoli
  • Novel Sorbent Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Enrico Andreoli
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Enrico Andreoli