Dr Paolo Bertoncello
Associate Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 602408
Room: Academic Office - C_204
Second Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Electrocatalysis
  • biosensors
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thin films

Publications

  1. & Voltammetric Detection of Caffeine in Beverages at Nafion/Graphite Nanoplatelets Layer-by-Layer Films. Nanomaterials 9(2), 221
  2. & Quaternary phosphonium-based (TPQPCl)-ionomer/graphite nanoplatelets composite chemically modified electrodes: a novel platform for sensing applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry C
  3. & Periodic electrolysis technique for in situ fouling control and removal with low-pressure membrane filtration. Desalination 433, 10-24.
  4. & Electrically conductive spacers for self-cleaning membrane surfaces via periodic electrolysis. Desalination 416, 16-23.
  5. & Recent Advances in Electrochemiluminescence with Quantum Dots and Arrays of Nanoelectrodes. ChemElectroChem 4(7), 1663-1676.

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Teaching

  • EG-307 Particulate Systems

    This module aims at presenting the fundamental aspects of transport mechanisms of particles (suspended in fluids) and to illustrate the properties and external conditions that influence the flow of fluids through packed beds, the separation of multiphase systems, separation across phase boundaries in a variety of industrial situations.

  • EGA319 Environmental Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give Environmental Engineering students experience in handling a complex and integrated process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the whole undergraduate course. The module provides training and working in a team environment on a major project and incorporates business skills and sustainability.

  • EGA323 Energy and Low Carbon Technologies

    This module aims to present fundamental aspects of energy generation using low carbon technologies. The module will describe the following: ¿ Description of the concept of "Hydrogen economy"; Hydrogen generation and purification; ¿ Energy generation using fuel cells: Proton exchange fuel cells (PEMs), solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs), phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs), alkaline fuel cells (AFCs); methanol fuel cells (MeFCs). ¿ Solar energy generation: Silicon-based photovoltaic cells, Gratzel and Organic photovoltaic cells; Perovskite solar cells; ¿ Definition and description of batteries: Rechargeable batteries: Li-ion, Li-ion polymer, Na-ion, Na-air, and NiMH batteries; ¿ Supercapacitors as energy generators. Wind and Tidal Energy generation; Geothermal Energy.

  • EGA326 Chemical Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give students experience in handling a complex and integrated engineering process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the undergraduate course and an additional amount of material from directed private study. The module provides transferable skills related to working in a team environment on a major project.

Supervision

  • modification of pyrolysis of tires to obtain high value chemicals (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Wright
  • Electrochemical studies of thin film Ionomer and ionomer-composite electrodes: towards new platforms for sensing and electrocatalytic applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • Synthesis, development and electrochemical characterization of novel alginate-based hydrogels with incorporated enzymes for biosensing applications (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • Development of a biosensor for the detection of enzymes based on electrochemiluminescence. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • Graphite nanoplatelets/polymer composite films for electrocatalytic sensing applications. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • Understanding novel protein-derived biopolymers to enable biomimetic devices (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Enhanced graphene/metal nanoparticles composites for highly efficient hydrogen fuel cells. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • Periodical Electrolysis for anti-fouling membrane (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nidal Hilal
  • 'Novel engineered metal nanodevices to be used in therapeutic and biomedical applications ' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam