Lab of the Month: April 2018

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Chemical and Biological Engineering – University of Sheffield

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Dr Denis Cumming is a lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He joined the university in 2010 after gaining a PhD from Imperial College on his work on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). 

Building on his work on SOFCs, his main research interests lie in developing stable nanostructured materials for improved high temperature electrochemical electrodes and catalysts. His group particularly focus on several key areas including high temperature in-situ spectroscopic and chemical characterisation, as well as carbon measurement and control at high temperature. They are using the Linkam TS1500EV stage to conduct their high temperature, operando infrared characterisation studies.

The future application of such work is immense. It could help lead to the improvement of fuel cells and electrolysers, electrochemical sensors, gas separators and heterogeneous catalysis. We look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.