prof dan brett
- Chemical Engineering Roberts Buildoing
- Torrington Place
- WC1E 7JE
- Professor of Electrochemical Engineering
- Dept of Chemical Engineering
- Faculty of Engineering Science
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.
He is also active in modelling, instrumentation development, engineering design, device fabrication, materials development and techno-economic analysis of electrochemical energy conversion technologies.
The Electrochemical Innovation Lab
In response to the realisation of the importance of electrochemical technology and the strength that UCL has in this area, The Electrochemical Innovation Lab (EIL) was established in 2010 as a collaboration between the Centre for CO2Technology, UCLB and external partners with a successful history of commercialising electrochemical related technologies.
The EIL is an innovation in university-based research. The EIL’s objectives are to:
- Identify commercial opportunities early in the development cycle
- Increase the rate of progression through Technology Readiness Levels
- Develop new models and opportunity for industry-academia collaboration
- Engender a spirit of enterprise in electrochemical technology research
- Electrochemical Innovation Lab
High power Nb-doped LiFePO
4 Li-ion battery cathodes; pilot-scale synthesis and electrochemical properties
Fe-N-Doped Carbon Capsules with Outstanding Electrochemical Performance and Stability for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Both Acid and Alkaline Conditions
4D analysis of the microstructural evolution of Si-based electrodes during lithiation: Time-lapse X-ray imaging and digital volume correlation
The application of 3D imaging techniques, simulation and diffusion experiments to explore transport properties in porous oxygen transport membrane support materials
Pilot-scale continuous synthesis of a vanadium-doped LiFePO4/C nanocomposite high-rate cathodes for lithium-ion batteries
Measurement of water uptake in thin-film Nafion and anion alkaline exchange membranes using the quartz crystal microbalance
Mechanistic Studies of Liquid Metal Anode SOFCs II: Development of a Coulometric Titration Technique to Aid Reactor Design
Biobutanol as Fuel for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells-Investigation of SnModified Pt Catalyst for Butanol Electro-oxidation
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