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Professor Andrea Russell

Professor Andrea Russell

Professor of Physical Electrochemistry

Research interests

  • Structure/property relationships in electrocatalysts
  • Development and application of syncrotron based spectroscopic techniques for operando characterisation of electrocatalysts, electrode structures, and electrochemical interfaces
  • Development and application of vibrational spectroscopies (IR and Raman) to study electrochemical interfaces and reactions

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Andrea received her BS in 1986 from the University of Michigan and her PhD in 1989 from the University of Utah.

She was a National Research Council Fellow at the US Naval Research Laboratory from 1990 – 1991 and then moved to the UK, where she started her academic career at the University of Liverpool , moving to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1994, and the University of Southampton in 1997. She was promoted to Professor of Physical Electrochemistry in 2007.

She is the author or co-author of > 100 refereed papers, including invited review articles and has chaired a number of international conferences and symposia, such as the Gordon Research Conference on Fuel Cells (2002), a Faraday Discussion on Electrocatalysis (2008), and several symposia at annual meetings of the International Society of Electrochemistry.

She is a member of the EPSRC College, Chair of the Diamond Users Group, a member of the Diamond Strategic Advisory Committee, a Vice-President of the International Society of Electrochemistry and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and Higher Education Academy.