The University of Southampton

CHEM8038 Experimental Electrochemistry

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

to provide a broad grounding in research methods for practical electrochemistry

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • knowledge of the instrumentation and techniques available.
  • good experimental design and procedures for recording of results.
  • preparation of results for reports and publications.


This course is highly recommended to students involved in any aspect of electrochemistry. It has a number of components, listed below with a brief synopsis for each section. It is intended that the students take 6 out of the 7 available components. • ‘From the Instrument to the Data File.’ Dr Guy Denuault • ‘Writing & Literature Searches’ Professor Phil Bartlett • ‘Experimental Electrochemistry’ Professor Derek Pletcher • ‘Data Analysis’ Dr Peter Birkin • ‘Analogue Electronics’ Professor John Owen • ‘An Analysis of Analysis.’ Dr Alan Howard • ‘Experimental Surface Science’ Professor Brian Hayden?

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and workshops. Directed reading before sessions. Problem solving.

Independent Study126
Total study time150


Assessment Strategy

Attendance at all sessions Satisfactory performance in workshops and problem solving


MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance at all sessions %
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