Dan Brett's Webpage

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Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 3810
Email: d.brett@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Dan Brett
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Dan Brett received his first degree (B.Sc.) in Chemistry from King's College London in 1996 and M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Birkbeck College London in 1997. In 2000 he obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Imperial College London (ICL) on the Electrochemistry of Self-Assembled Monolayers. Dan then worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering (ICL) looking at various aspects of fuel cell science and engineering. In 2006 he was made a Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering (ICL) and joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL as Lecturer in 2007 and subsequently became Senior Lecturer in 2010 and Reader in Electrochemical Engineering in 2013.

Dr. Brett is a member of the Society of Chemical Industry Electrochemical Technology Group committee; Associate Editor of the Analytical Chemistry section of The Scientific World Journal; Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, ICL; co-founder of the UCL Electrochemical Innovation Lab and member of the advisory panel for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills National Measurement System for Chemical and Biological Metrology. Dan is co-Director of the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Fuel Cells and Their Fuels and the UCL lead for the National Centre for Grid Scale Energy Storage.

Research Interests

Picture of a fuel cell

Dr Brett's research is in the area of electrochemical engineering and technology. This includes electrochemical energy conversion and storage (fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, electrolysers); electrochemical sensors; electroanalysis, hybrid vehicles and micro-generation technologies. He specializes in developing novel diagnostic techniques for the study of high and low temperature fuel cells and their materials (see Figure).

He is also active in modelling, instrumentation development, engineering design, device fabrication, materials development and techno-economic analysis of electrochemical energy conversion technologies. For more information on Dan's research visit the Electrochemical Innovation Lab web site.

Dan was awarded the 2009 Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Prize of ISE on Applied Electrochemistry in recognition of his outstanding contribution to fuel cell and battery research and the 2013 Baker Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers for published work on micro-generation. Dan is active in the commercialisation of his research through the Electrochemical Innovation Lab Incubator.

Teaching Interests

Dr Brett's departmental teaching activities are mainly in the areas of energy and sustainability. Below are the modules he is currently involved in teaching. (Note that each link is restricted to access only by students currently registered on the module.)

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