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Dr Guy Denuault PhD

Associate Professor in Electrochemistry, Organiser of the Southampton Electrochemistry Summer School

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Guy Denuault is Associate Professor of Electrochemistry. His research focuses on electroanalytical chemistry with particular emphasis on the theory and application of microelectrodes, scanning electrochemical microscopy, nanostructured microelectrodes, and the modelling of electrochemical processes. He has been organising the Southampton Electrochemistry Summer School since 1998.



Guy Denuault undertook his undergraduate training at the Reims Institute of Technology where he received his first degree and subsequently at Bordeaux University where he received his Master’s degree. He joined the Southampton Electrochemistry Group and carried out experimental and theoretical (analytical + modelling) investigations into the application of ultramicroelectrodes in mechanistic and kinetic studies of coupled chemical reactions. He received his Ph.D. in 1989 and moved to the University of Texas at Austin where in the group of Allen Bard he worked on the development of the scanning electrochemical microscope (SECM). He returned to Southampton and was awarded a 5-year EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship. He was appointed Lecturer (1993) and Senior Lecturer (2000). He is the author / co-author of over 60 publications and 5 book chapters.

He was the Secretary of the Electrochemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (1995 – 2000), visiting professor at the University of São Paolo (1998), University of Bordeaux (1999), National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (2006) and University of Oldenburg (2011-2012). In 2011 he became a Fellow of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Advanced Study Institute. His research on microelectrodes and scanning electrochemical microscopy has led him to deliver postgraduate courses overseas (Lausanne, Neuchatel, Bern, Geneva, Buenos Aires, São Paulo) and to present invited research seminars in the UK and abroad (Buenos Aires, Rio Cuarto, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Campinas, San Carlos, Ribeirãon Preto, Venice, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lausanne, Oldenburg). From his first year at Southampton he has been involved with the Southampton Electrochemistry Summer School, initially as a demonstrator and now as a lecturer and the main organiser.

He has been teaching Physical Chemistry (in particular kinetics and electrochemistry) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over twenty years. He was Head of Teaching for Physical Chemistry (2002 – 2007) and School Examination Officer (2005 – 2010).






Research interests


Electroanalytical chemistry


Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM)

Nanostructured materials

Modelling of electrochemical processes

Research group(s)


Research project(s)

Denuault: Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM)

Denuault: Microelectrodes

Denuault: Modelling Electrochemical Processes

Denuault: Nanostructured microelectrodes

Organiser of the Southampton Electrochemistry Summer School


Head of MSc programmes, Chemistry

Key Publication(s)


Book Section(s)

  • Classical experiments - Denuault, G., Sosna, M. and Williams, K.. In Handbook of Electrochemistry - Zoski, Cynthia (ed.)
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    London, GB
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  • Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM): Application to the study of localised corrosion - Denuault, Guy, Andrews, Lynn, Maguire, Sarah and Nugues, Steven. In Developments in Marine Corrosion - Campbell, Sheelagh and Walsh, Frank C. (eds.)
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    London, GB
  • Potentiometric probes - Denuault, G., Nagy, G. and Toth, K. In Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy - Bard, Allen J. and Mirkin, Michael V. (eds.)
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  • Potentiometric probes - Denuault, Guy, Nagy, Geza and Toth, Klara. In Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, Second Edition - Bard, Allen J. and Mirkin, Michael V. (eds.)
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    Oxford, GB
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Coordinator of CHEM1034 & CHEM8002

As convenor of the Southampton Electrochemistry Summer School I organise all aspects of the course. 

Dr Guy Denuault
Chemistry University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:29/6029

Telephone:(023) 8059 2154
Facsimile:(023) 8059 3781

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