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Professor Derek Pletcher is awarded the 2010 Vittorio de Nora Medal

Published: 8 May 2010

School of Chemistry emeritus professor Derek Pletcher, has been awarded the 2010 Vittorio de Nora Medal and Prize by the US Electrochemical Society.

The award is made biannually and recognises ‘outstanding contributions to electrochemical engineering and technology directed towards the utilisation of electrochemical phenomena and processes’.

Derek Pletcher has been part of the Electrochemistry section in the School of Chemistry since 1967, when he joined as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. He has been a Professor in the School of Chemistry since 1993 and has served as the Head of Electrochemistry and Surface Science and Deputy Head of School for Research. His research interests extend from fundamental electrochemistry, through electrochemical engineering to the industrial applications of electrolysis (electrosynthesis, gas sensors, fuel cells, batteries, metal deposition and effluent treatment).

A member of the US Electrochemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, Derek’s research has resulted in over 300 technical papers being published in international academic journals, and he has supervised the training of over 90 postgraduate students.

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