Research

Our research focuses on nanoelectrochemistry, developing new nanoscale electrochemical techniques, and using nanoelectrochemistry to understand structure and function in energy conversion and storage materials.

Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy

New techniques which have improved radically the resolution and functionality of electrochemical scanning probe microscopy. Two techniques that we are involved in developing are:

Intermittent-Contact Scanning electrochemical Microscopy

Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy

Biological Applications of Nanoscale Electrochemistry

Applying electrochemical techniques to study biological and biophysical systems, including using electrodes to directly detect oxygen produced during photosynthesis, as well as using nanopores to detect single proteins excreted during intracellular signalling.

Simulation and Scientific Programming

Using mathematical simulation and computational modelling to understand the transport of chemical species on the nanoscale, and quantify the electrochemical response of electrochemical sensors.