Areas of Expertise

  • Electrocatalysis
  • biosensors
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thin films

Publications

  1. Jones, T., Hernandez-Aldave, S., Kaspar, R., Letterio, M., Yan, Y., Bertoncello, P. Tris(2,4,6-trimethoxyphenyl)polysulfone-methylene quaternary phosphonium chloride (TPQPCl) ionomer chemically modified electrodes: An electroanalytical study towards sensing applications Electrochimica Acta 311 160 169
  2. Hernandez-Aldave, S., Tarat, A., McGettrick, J., Bertoncello, P. Voltammetric Detection of Caffeine in Beverages at Nafion/Graphite Nanoplatelets Layer-by-Layer Films Nanomaterials 9 2 221
  3. Hernandez-Aldave, S., Kaspar, R., Letterio, M., Tarat, A., Yan, Y., Bertoncello, P. Quaternary phosphonium-based (TPQPCl)-ionomer/graphite nanoplatelets composite chemically modified electrodes: a novel platform for sensing applications Journal of Materials Chemistry C
  4. Bertoncello, P., Ugo, P. Recent Advances in Electrochemiluminescence with Quantum Dots and Arrays of Nanoelectrodes ChemElectroChem 4 7 1663 1676
  5. Bertoncello, P. Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Sensing (Ed.), Handbook of carbon nanomaterials Singapore World Scientific Publishing

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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.

  • 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; Power To Gas; ¿ 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.

Supervision

  • Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) applied at enzyme encapsulated alginate hydrogels (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • Thesis title pending (current)

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

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Fabrication of ionomer/Graphite nanoplatelets thin films for sensing applications (awarded 2020)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • Synthesis, development and electrochemical characterization of novel alginate-based hydrogels with incorporated enzymes for biosensing applications (awarded 2019)

    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • Periodical Electrolysis for advance water treatment (awarded 2019)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nidal Hilal
  • Electrochemical studies of thin film Ionomer and ionomer-composite electrodes: towards new platforms for sensing and electrocatalytic applications (awarded 2019)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam
  • 'Novel engineered metal nanodevices to be used in therapeutic and biomedical applications ' (awarded 2018)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yon Ju-Nam