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Frank Marken has in September 2004 been appointed to a Senior Lecturer position at the University of Bath and promoted to Reader in 2008 and to Professor in 2011. General research interests are linked to water, solar energy, and sensing. This includes the development of novel electrochemical technologies including oxide nano-structure electro-catalysis for CO2 reduction, liquid-liquid triple phase junction processes, bio-electrochemical processes, ultrasound and microwave and sunlight-enhanced electrochemistry, solid state electrochemical processing, iontronics and ionic diodes in desalination, paired and self-supported organic syntheses, and industrially relevant electrode reactions (more than 480 publications). In 2009 Frank Marken was awarded the Theophilus Redwood lectureship by the Analytical Division of the RSC and in 2018 he was awarded the RSC Geoffrey Barker medal.

Research

Electrochemical reactions occur when charges move across interfaces (e.g. electrode | liquid or liquid | liquid interfaces or more complicated interfacial structures). The potential applied to the electrode and the material and interfacial design allow processes to be controlled or selected. I am interested in both fundamental and applied aspects of electrochemistry linked to water and to energy and in particular in (i) how energy (light, microwave, ultrasound, etc.) can be used to beneficially modify (or couple into) interfacial processes, (ii) triple-junction processes (electro-insertion, emulsion processes, gas-diffusion cells for CO2), novel electrode designs and materials (e.g. diamond, junctions, and nanoparticle assemblies, polymers of intrinsic microporosity), (iii) catalytic processes, (iv) bioelectrochemical processes, and (v) transport processes at interfaces on micro- and macroscopic level.

Research interests

  1. Electrochemistry at Carbon Nanofiber Electrodes
  2. Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity at Electrode Surfaces to Stabilise Catalysts
  3. Ultrasound and Microwave Enhanced Electrochemical Processes in Mono- and Biphasic Media
  4. Photochemical Processes and Electrochemical Energy Conversion
  5. Electroinsertion Processes and Electrochemically Driven Solid State Conversions
  6. Liquid - Liquid Ion Insertion and Expulsion Processes - Reactions at Triple Interfaces
  7. Applications of Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes in Electroanalysis and Electrosynthesis
  8. Reaction Mechanisms, New Methods in Electrosynthesis, and Electrocatalysis
  9. Electrochemistry of Cellulose, Textile Materials, and Dyes
  10. Membrane Electrochemistry and Ionic Diodes in Desalination

Activities

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Sensors
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Kinetics

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Projects 2006 2020

Research Output 2001 2016

41 Citations (Scopus)
225 Downloads (Pure)

All-Polystyrene 3D-Printed Electrochemical Device with Embedded Carbon Nanofiber – Graphite – Polystyrene Composite Conductor

Rymansaib, Z., Iravani, P., Emslie, E., Medvidovic-Kosanovic, M., Sak-Borsnar, M., Verdejo, R. & Marken, F., Jul 2016, In : Electroanalysis. 28, 7, p. 1517-1523

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Carbon nanofibers
Graphite
Polystyrenes
Composite materials
Electrodes
3 Citations (Scopus)
105 Downloads (Pure)

Generator-collector voltammetry at dual-plate gold-gold microtrench electrodes as diagnostic tool in ionic liquids

AngelMontiel, M., Iniesta, J., Gross, A. J., Thiemann, T. & Marken, F., May 2016, In : Electroanalysis. 28, 5, p. 1068-1076

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Ionic Liquids
Voltammetry
Ionic liquids
Gold
Electrodes
5 Citations (Scopus)
203 Downloads (Pure)

Hydrodynamic voltammetry at a rocking disc electrode: theory versus experiment

Ahn, S. D., Somasundaram, K., Nguyen, H. V., Birgersson, E., Lee, J. Y., Gao, X., Fisher, A. C., Frith, P. E. & Marken, F., 10 Jan 2016, In : Electrochimica Acta. 188, p. 837-844 8 p.

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Voltammetry
Hydrodynamics
Oxidation
Electrodes
Experiments
13 Citations (Scopus)
118 Downloads (Pure)

Ion flow in a zeolitic imidazolate framework results in ionic diode phenomena

Madrid, E., Buckingham, M. A., Stone, J. M., Rogers, A. T., Gee, W. J., Burrows, A. D., Raithby, P. R., Celorrio, V., Fermin, D. J. & Marken, F., 14 Feb 2016, In : Chemical Communications. 52, 13, p. 2792-2794 3 p.

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Nanofluidics
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Polyethylene terephthalates
Diodes
Ions
2 Citations (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

Photoanodes on titanium substrates: one-step deposited BiVO4 versus two-step nano-V2O5 films impregnated with Bi3+

Gromboni, M. F., Araújo, M. A., Downey, E., Marken, F. & Mascaro, L. H., Jan 2016, In : Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. 20, 1, p. 273-283 11 p.

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Titanium
titanium
Substrates
xenon lamps
Xenon

Thesis

Aqueous Electrocatalysis in Concentrated Electrolyte Solutions

Author: Weber, J., 26 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Marken, F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Carbon Based Nano-Composite Interfaces for Electro-Catalysis

Author: Ahn, S. Y., 6 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Marken, F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Core-Shell Functionalised Carbon Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Electrochemistry, and Fluorescence

Author: Lawrence, K., 19 Jun 2013

Supervisor: Marken, F. (Supervisor) & James, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Development of Low Temperature Catalysts for an Integrated Ammonia PEM Fuel Cell

Author: Hill, A., 6 Jul 2017

Supervisor: Torrente Murciano, L. (Supervisor), Marken, F. (Supervisor) & Iravani, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Development of Miniature Enzymatic Biofuel Cells as Potential Power Sources for Implantable Medical Devices

Author: Du Toit, H., 20 Mar 2015

Supervisor: Di Lorenzo, M. (Supervisor) & Marken, F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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