UCL Electrochemical Innovation Lab


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The EIL prides itself on its record and ability to work effectively with industry. This includes partnership in TSB and European funded projects, directly funded research and consultancy.

UCL offers 3-year Ph.D. Impact Studentships for working with industry at half the full cost.


The EIL offers excellent opportunities for Ph.D. and M.Sc. research across a broad range of areas.

Ph.D. Research

The EIL has an outstanding academic team with world-class experimental and computational facilities. By definition, every Ph.D. is unique and different; however, every Ph.D in the EIL will deliver the following:

  • Development of a strong theoretical background and expertise is cutting-edge methods and techniques.
  • Offer projects that tackle modern and highly relevant global challenges using novel, exciting approaches.
  • Develop the whole person by exposing researchers to all aspects of research and work in a professional environment.
  • Publish and present research is leading international peer reviewed journals and attend national/international conferences.
  • A professionally and culturally invigorating experience in the heart of the world's most cosmopolitan city.
  • Gain presentation, scientific and team work skills as well as benefiting from the wide range of skills development courses run by the Graduate School.

We do not offer a list of potential research projects here because the list is too extensive and constantly changing in order to stay relevant and cutting-edge. We prefer to discuss projects with the applicant personally to match respective interests and skills. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the research of the academics in the EIL and then contact them directly by e-mail. For general enquiries please complete the online form here:

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Formal applications for Ph.D. can be made here.

Ph.D. Scholarships

The EIL welcomes highly motivated and talented researchers who are self-funded or have scholarships from their country of origin. The UCL Graduate School also offers a range of scholarships to highly qualified students.

The Centre for Doctoral Training

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Hydrogen - Fuel Cells and their Fuels is a collaboration between five universities.  Find out more here.

Masters Level Research

Students are given a choice of EIL projects to work on as part of the undergraduate Research Project and have access to access to EIL projects, facilities and supervisors through both the MEng and MSc programmes:

MEng Chemical Engineering

MSc Chemical Process Engineering gives


Electrochemical Innovation Lab

Department of Chemical Engineering

University College London

Torrington Place

London WC1E 7JE

See the list of People involved in the EIL for contact details. For general enquiries contact Dr. Dan Brett (d.brett@ucl.ac.uk).