Projects per year
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 electrochemistry in the context of water, solar energy, and sensing. This includes the development of novel electrochemical technologies including oxide nano-structures for 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, membranes for water harvesting, and industrially relevant electrode reactions (more than 530 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 for electrochemistry. In 2019 he was awarded a Fellowship of the International Society of Electrochemistry.
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 or membrane and the materials 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 technologies, 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 including water transport in membranes.
- Electrochemistry at Carbon Nanofiber Electrodes
- Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity at Electrode Surfaces to Stabilise Catalysts
- Ultrasound and Microwave Enhanced Electrochemical Processes in Mono- and Biphasic Media
- Photochemical Processes and Electrochemical Energy Conversion
- Electroinsertion Processes and Electrochemically Driven Solid State Conversions
- Liquid - Liquid Ion Insertion and Expulsion Processes - Reactions at Triple Interfaces
- Applications of Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes in Electroanalysis and Electrosynthesis
- Reaction Mechanisms, New Methods in Electrosynthesis, and Electrocatalysis
- Electrochemistry of Cellulose, Textile Materials, and Dyes
- Membrane Electrochemistry and Ionic Diodes in Desalination and Water Harvesting
- A joint CO2 reduction project (Univeristy of Bath, Bristol University, UWE) funded by the EPSRC Grand Challenge Call (EP/H046305/1: Nano-Integration of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Catalysis for the Uptake and Utilisation of CO2).
- Find out more about the Bath Electrochemical Impedance Summer School and Bath Electrochemistry Winter School.
- Find out more about the Electrochemistry Newsletter.
- Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: Overcoming the Limitations of Photosynthesis
Editors: Frank Marken, David Fermin, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/9781782623809
- QD Chemistry
13/02/20 → 12/08/21
Project: Research council
1/11/18 → 30/06/21
Project: UK charity
Hintermair, U., James, T., Bull, S., Islam, S., Hill, M., Kasprzyk-Hordern, B., Marken, F., Squires, A., Kohn, R., Johnson, A., Krewald, V., Düren, T., Eslava, S., White, T. J., Chye, J., Dong, Z., Pumera, M., Su, H. & Chi, R.
30/05/17 → 30/07/18
Project: Research-related funding
Erratum: Utilization of a Pt(ii) di-yne chromophore incorporating a 2,2′-bipyridine-5,5′-diyl spacer as a chelate to synthesize a green and red emitting d-f-d heterotrinuclear complex (Dalton Transactions (2021) DOI: 10.1039/d0dt04198j)Al-Busaidi, I. J., Ilmi, R., Dutra, J. D. L., Oliveira, W. F., Haque, A., Al Rasbi, N. K., Marken, F., Raithby, P. R. & Khan, M. S., 7 Feb 2021, In: Dalton Transactions. 50, 5, p. 1923 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-reviewOpen Access
Hematite photoelectrodes grown on porous CuO–Sb2O5–SnO2 ceramics for photoelectrochemical water splittingBondarchuk, A. N., Corrales-Mendoza, I., Marken, F., Arellanes-Mendoza, L., Aguilar-Martínez, J. A., Silva-Vidaurri, L. G., Curiel-Olivares, G. & Montejo-Alvaro, F., 31 Mar 2021, In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 221, 110886.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Indirect Formic Acid Fuel Cell Based on a Palladium or Palladium-Alloy Film Separating Fuel Reaction and Electricity GenerationMadrid, E., Harabajiu, C., Hill, R., Black, K., Torrente Murciano, L., Dickinson, A., Fletcher, P., Ozoemena, K. I., Ipadeola, A. K., Oguzie, E., Akalezi, C. & Marken, F., 18 Jan 2021, In: ChemElectroChem. 8, 2, p. 378-385
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Marken, F., Buckingham, M. A., Putra, B. R. P., Tshwenya, L., Arotiba, O., Mathwig, K., Chen, J., Aoki, K. J., Li, Z. & Thompson, A., 9 Mar 2021, In: Electroanalysis.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile31 Downloads (Pure)
Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity in the Design of Electrochemical Multicomponent and Multiphase InterfacesMarken, F., Carta, M. & McKeown, N. B., 26 Jan 2021, In: Analytical Chemistry. 93, 3, p. 1213-1220
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Data for "A rapidly-reversible absorptive and emissive vapochromic Pt(II) pincer-based chemical sensor"
Bryant, M. (Data Collector), Skelton, J. (Creator), Hatcher, L. (Project Member), Stubbs, C. (Project Member), Madrid, E. (Project Member), R. Pallipurath, A. (Project Member), Thomas, L. (Project Member), Woodall, C. (Project Member), Christensen, J. (Project Member), Fuertes, S. (Project Member), Robinson, T. (Project Member), Beavers, C. (Project Member), Teat, S. J. (Project Member), Warren, M. (Project Member), Pradaux-Caggiano, F. (Project Member), Walsh, A. (Project Member), Marken, F. (Project Member), Carbery, D. (Project Member), Parker, S. (Project Member), Mckeown, N. B. (Project Member), Malpass-evans, R. (Project Member), Carta, M. (Project Member) & Raithby, P. (Project Leader), University of Bath, 27 Nov 2017