UCL Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Alexander Rettie

Dr Alexander Rettie

Lecturer in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Dept of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2019

Research summary

My research is on the experimental discovery and characterisation of electrochemical energy materials and their incorporation into devices, with a focus on electronic and ionic charge transport. Current research areas include:
  • Solid-state batteries
  • Scalable ion membranes for metal batteries
  • Hopping transport in complex metal oxides
  • Advanced scattering techniques (x-ray and neutron)

Teaching summary

Advanced Propulsion Systems (CENG0054)


Alex Rettie is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) since January 2019. Prior to joining UCL, he was a post-doc at Argonne National Laboratory where he focused on materials design and total scattering techniques. He received his Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015, investigating metal oxide photoelectrodes and his M.Eng. degree (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Edinburgh.