ECS Student Chapter, St Andrews to Host Butler Meeting 2017

The St Andrews ECS Student Chapter will host the  2017 Scotland and North of England Electrochemistry Symposium (Butler Meeting): A one-day symposium for PhD students and PDRAs across Scotland and the North of England to meet with their peers and present the results of their research in any fields related to electrochemistry. Both oral and poster presentation slots are available, but oral presentations are aimed at PhD students who might otherwise not get the opportunity to speak during their PhD studies. Prizes will be awarded for the two best posters along with the best oral presentation.

More details along with deadlines can be found on the RSC webpage

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Article published in Nature

Switching on electrocatalytic activity in solid oxide cells

Professor John Irvine and his team have developed a new method of electrochemical switching, which simplifies the manufacture of the electrodes required to deliver high, long-lasting energy activity.  Read more

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Professor John Irvine receives the Schonbein Gold Medal

Congratulations to John who was awarded the Schonbein Gold Medal at the 12th European SOFC & SOE Forum, Lucerne, 2016.  The award is presented for outstanding contribution to the advancement of science and technology and lifetime work In Fuel Cells.

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St Andrews: the birth of a new ECS Student Chapter!

St Andrews is one of only two ECS Student Chapters in the UK!  So well done to the School of Chemistry for applying and being accepted for this prestigious membership.

ECS welcome the St Andrews ECS Student Chapter

The ECS student chapter is an opportunity to learn more about electrochemical and solid-state sciences.  An ECS chapter can help students gain recognition for organising meetings and scholarly activities and is also a great networking opportunity to meet with students working in the same field on an international level.

Facebook group: The Electrochemical Society – St Andrews Student Chapter

Website: St Andrews Student Chapter

Instagram: #ecsstandrewsstudentchapter

 

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The St Andrews ECS Student Chapter:

Chair Irene Munao im49@st-andrews.ac.uk
Vice Chair Zac Dehaney-Steven zads@st-andrews.ac.uk
Secretary Robert Price rp63@st-andrews.ac.uk
Treasurer Iona Ross icr9@st-andrews.ac.uk
Member Despoina Papargyriou dp48@st-andrews.ac.uk
Member Marine Caux mc253@st-andrews.ac.uk
Member Jason McNulty jam242@st-andrews.ac.uk

Faculty Advisors: Professor John T S Irvine and Dr Mark Cassidy

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Dr. Cairong Jiang wins the RSE BP/Hutton Prize

Cairong_HuttonCongratulations to Cairong on winning the RSE BP/Hutton Prize in Energy Innovation!  More information regarding the award and the press release can be found here

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Article Published in Nature Communications

Nano-socketed nickel particles with enhanced coking resistance grown in situ by redox exsolution

  • Surface effects controlling exsolution.
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3rd meeting of the energy materials discovery characterisation and application group

Kilconquhar Castle Estate, Fifeepsrclogo
10-11th September 2015
EPSRC Platform Grant: EP/K0155401/1

The 3rd meeting of the Energy Materials Discovery Characterisation and Application Group was held over two days at Kilconquhar Castle Estate, Fife, Scotland.

This workshop was developed with funding from EPSRC as part of a Platform Grant. It enabled the group to discuss and present their research to the wider group as well as invited keynote speakers. This year’s workshop included speakers from world class research facilities, universities and industry, providing a fantastic opportunity to exchange knowledge.

Networking was promoted through a dinner held on the first evening of the workshop. This year’s meeting may also bring collaborative opportunities leading to funding in future years or publications leading to research excellence.

2015 Kilconquhar Platform Workshop Programme

See below for some photos of the event.

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Heriot Watt Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Awarded to Dr. Jiang

Cairong and SophieCongratulations to Cairong on her sucess in the Heriot Watt Scottish energy news researcher of the year award.

The Energy Academy in Heriot-Watt University is working in partnership with Scottish Energy News to celebrate achievement by individuals or companies that have been working on energy or energy-related research for less than 10-years.  Cairong was awarded in the field of Energy and Fossil fuels, one of six catagories.

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Professor Irvine awarded RSC Sustainable Energy Award 2015

John IrvineCongratulations to John on being awarded the RSC Sustainable Energy Award 2015!

The Sustainable Energy Award is for the contributions of chemical sciences to sustainable energy. This includes development or understanding of materials and processes and the improvement of existing technologies through the application of the chemical sciences.

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Key fuel cells article published

Influence-of-atmosphere-on-redox-structure-of-BaCe0_9Y0_1O2_95-Insight-from-neutron-diffraction-studyKey fuel cells article published in Renewable Energy Global Innovations journal. The original article was published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy in 2014.

Influence of atmosphere on redox structure of BaCe0.9Y0.1O2.95 – Insight from neutron diffraction study

 

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Bring and share meal 2014

This year saw the return of our bring and share meal, with many beautiful and tasty dishes from our group members. Everyone had a great time, and left the evening feeling very full!

Find in the gallery below some images from the night.

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2nd meeting of the energy materials discovery characterisation and application group

epsrclogoAthol Palace Hotel, Pitlochry
2-4th June 2014
EPSRC Platform Grant: EP/K0155401/1

The 2nd meeting of the Energy Materials Discovery Characterisation and Application Group was held over three days at the Athol Palace Hotel in Pitlochry, Scotland.

This workshop was developed with funding from EPSRC as part of a Platform Grant. It enabled the group to discuss and present their research to the wider group as well as invited keynote speakers. This year’s workshop included speakers from industry, providing a fantastic opportunity to exchange knowledge. Networking was promoted through the dinners and free afternoon. This year’s theme ‘Energy Materials in Industry’ may also bring collaborative opportunities leading to funding in future years or publications leading to research excellence.

2014 Pitlochry programme

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Bring and share meal 2013

This evening the JTSI group had its first bring and share meal, with dishes from all corners of the world as all our member contributed something delicious to the mix. It was a resounding success, with all of us leaving in the evening, stuffed with good food and even better company!

Here are a couple images from the night!

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1st KOR-UK joint workshop on hydrogen and fuel cells for future energy initiatives

Event programme

1st KOR-UK workshop on hydrogen and fuel cells between Korea and the United Kingdom at the University of St Andrews opens up a new window of collaboration for next generation energy between the two countries. It focuses on advances made in research, development and business promotion of leading institutes and industries in the areas of hydrogen fuel cells and renewable energy.

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1st meeting of the energy materials discovery characterisation and application group

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MacDonald Highland Resort, Aviemore
27-28th September 2013
EPSRC Platform Grant: EP/K0155401/1
The initial meeting of the Energy Materials Discovery Characterisation and Application Group was held over two days at the MacDonald Highland Resort in Aviemore.

This workshop was developed with funding from EPSRC as part of a Platform Grant. It enabled the group to discuss and present their research to the wider group as well as invited keynote speakers. This year’s workshop included speakers from academia, providing a fantastic opportunity to exchange knowledge. Networking was promoted through the dinner and poster sessions. For the debute year of the group meeting the programme included topics on materials for solid oxide fuel cells, direct carbon fuel cells, oxygen transport membranes, photoelectrocatalysis, exsolution, catalysis and hydrides.

2013 Aviemore Programme

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