We study electrochemical systems at the nanoscale. We invent new techniques for measuring nanoscale electrochemical processes, use simulations to understand the electrochemical response, and characterize nano-structured electrochemically active materials. Recently, we have been taking our fundamental understanding of electrochemical reaction and applying these to the development of electrolysis flow cells.

Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy

We develop new techniques which aim to improve the resolution and functionality of electrochemical scanning probe microscopy (EC-SPM), such as Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy (SECCM), Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM), Intermittent-Contact Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (IC-SECM), and Scanning Bubble Electrochemical Microscopy.

2D Materials

We study how the structure of a 2D material (such as number of layers, edges vs basal plane, support material, defects) influences electrochemical reactions on the surface.

CO2 to Sustainable Aviation Fuels 

We study how we can turn waste CO2 into valuable liquid fuels. This includes the development of a validated digital twin for a CO2 electrolysis cell.

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.