Centre for Research in Electrochemical Science and Technology
The electrochemical and micro engineering group is housed in the CREST laboratory which has recently undergone a £750K refurbishment to our specification, providing a modern, state of the art facility for electrochemical research. The group has a well equiped laboratory with extensive experimental and computational instrumentation, including, a dedicated microfabrication line for the rapid prototyping and construction of microfluidic/microelectrode devices. We also use a wide range of analytical tools, including fluorescence, impedance, optical microscopy, atomic force microscopy and electrochemical instrumentation for (bio)chemical analysis. In addition, work with nanoscience@Cambridge provides access to electron beam and focused ion beam lithography for nanofabrication, as well as more traditional surface analysis tools such as SEM and TEM. In our multidisciplinary group we are interested in exploiting a wide range of techniques such as:
|Micro-/Nano-Fabrication||Electrochemical Sensing||Microfluidics||Spectroscopic Analysis||Numerical Simulation|
Ultimately, we use these techniques to design, develop and manufacture novel micro- and nano-scale devices for applications in a number of fields including: quantitative (bio)chemical analysis, fuel cell development and (bio)photovoltaic device development. This research can be divided into four main strands:
- The development of devices for analytical applications
- The development of devices for clean energy production
- The development and application of numerical simulations
For an indepth overview please follow the research link.