The proposed research area concerns the fabrication and study of the behaviour of mesoporous electrodes. The main focus of the project will be to undertake the control of surface macro-morphology and nanostructure and to investigate how these properties influence surface activity and electrode performance. The resulting materials will have application in the fields of catalysis and sensor technology where a high surface area in combination with controlled morphology could lead to enhanced properties. Typical techniques used to fabricate and study these materials include electrochemical techniques, small angle X-ray scattering, electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance studies and microscopy.
Applications from self funded students are welcome