JTSI Group photograph 2014

JTSI Group photograph 2014

Professor Irvine’s group is a large team of approximately 50 dedicated researchers.  The current areas of research include:

  • Solid state ionics
  • New materials
  • Ceramic processing
  • Electrochemistry
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Hydrogen
  • Photoelectrochemistry
  • Energy efficient processes
  • Electrochemical conversion
  • Heterogeneous catalysis.

JTSI group research is diverse but the unifying theme is energy materials.

jtsi200Irivne , John, T.S. is Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews and holds a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. His first degree is in Chemical Physics from Edinburgh University and he obtained a DPhil from the University of Ulster in Photoelectrochemistry. He has 400 publications in refereed scientific journals and leads a group of over 50 researchers.  He is a Co-director of the Energy Technology Partnership, and Co-director of the current Supergen Hydrogen and Fuel Cell hub.  He was re-elected European Councillor of the International Society for Solid State Ionics in 2015. John was awarded the RSC Sustainable Energy Award in 2015, previously being awarded RSC Materials Chemistry (09), Bacon (03) and Beilby (99) awards/medals as well as many International Awards and Fellowships.