We use nanoelectrochemistry to understand energy conversion and storage systems. We invent new techniques for measuring nanoscale electrochemical processes, use simulations to understand the electrochemical response of nanoscale systems, and characterize materials and systems using electrochemical methods.
Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy
We develop new techniques which aim to improve the resolution and functionality of electrochemical scanning probe microscopy (EC-SPM). Two techniques that we are involved in developing are:
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.