Dr Charlie Dunnill
Senior Lecturer
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 606244
Room: Office - 211
Second Floor
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus

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. & VO2/TiO2 bilayer films for energy efficient windows with multifunctional properties. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 6(16), 4485-4493.
  2. & Hydrogen-enriched natural gas as a domestic fuel: An analysis based on flash-back and blow-off limits for domestic natural gas appliances within the UK. Sustainable Energy & Fuels
  3. & Minimising the ohmic resistance of an alkaline electrolysis cell through effective cell design. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42(38), 23986-23994.
  4. & Active removal of waste dye pollutants using Ta3N5/W18O49 nanocomposite fibres. Scientific Reports 7(1)
  5. & Assembly of porous hierarchical copolymers/resin proppants: New approaches to smart proppant immobilization via molecular anchors. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 466, 275-283.

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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-234 Engineering Management (Civil)

    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. As well as general engineering management, this module will develop knowledge and skills specific to Civil Engineering Management. Students will be introduced to the types of civil engineering projects and the project management process. This part of the course will develop knowledge and understanding of considerations for Health and Safety, Sustainability and Engineering Contracts for civil engineering projects and how these are managed.

  • 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 appreciation 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 commercialising 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 introduced to the subject area of ethics within business. This module will also provide support on careers services with students creating CVs and Linked-In accounts.

Supervision

  • Design and development of a Tesla furnace for the growth of carbon nanotubes (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Alvin Orbaek White
  • DEVELOPMENT OF A DECISION MATRIX FOR HYDROGEN FUEL CELL STACKS TO GO INTO THE NEXT-GENERATION HYDROGEN CAR WITH A HEAT REJECTION PREDICTION CALCULATOR FOR SIMILAR AUTOMOTIVE RADIATORS (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Alvin Orbaek White
  • Modelling PEM Fuel Cell for Automotive Applications. (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Alvin Orbaek White
  • Solar energy harvesting by photocatalytic biphasic water splitting catalysts (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Enrico Andreoli
  • Zero gap alkaline electrolysis for renewable energy storage as green hydrogen (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Enrico Andreoli
  • Synthesis and Surface functionalisation of TiO2 nanoparticles - Development of versatile colloidal formulations for the fabrication of photocatalytic self-cleaning glass. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cecile Charbonneau
  • Biphasic photocatalytic materials MoS2/WO3 for Solar energy harvesting and enhanced photocatalysis«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Enrico Andreoli
  • Advanced Electrocatalysts for Future Renewable Energy Storage as Hydrogen. (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
  • 'Development and Characterisation of an electrochemical cell for detection and extraction of Hydrogen' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrew Barron