A landmark new £4m technology hub, we are leading the way in harnessing renewable energy.
Bringing together world-leading academics from the disciplines of material research and engineering, our focus is on developing next-generation energy. As well as creating new, clean electrolysers and fuel cells, our team are also exploring their uses.
Our team's current research specialisms include:
- 2D materials, such as graphene
- The use of electrochemistry to produce energy storage
- Combining electrolysis and fuel cell technology with 3D printing
- Designing and producing functional coatings via a magnetron sputtering process
- The fabrication of anodes and membrane fuel cells
- Deposition and characterisation of thin films
Research from Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre and contributions from our academic team have appeared in a number of nationally and internationally recognised publications.
Examples of recent writing and contributions include:
Antimonene: A Novel 2D Nanomaterial for Supercapacitor Applications’ in Advanced Energy Materials
By Emiliano Martínez‐Periñán, Michael P. Down, Carlos Gibaja, Encarnación Lorenzo, Félix Zamora, Craig E. Banks
- An overview of recent applications of reduced graphene oxide as a basis of electroanalytical sensing platforms’ in Applied Materials Today
Carbon Nanodots as Electrocatalysts toward the Oxygen Reduction Reaction’ in Electroanalysis
By Emiliano Martínez‐Periñán, Iria Bravo, Samuel J. Rowley‐Neale, Encarnación Lorenzo, Craig E. Banks
- Mass-Producible 2D-MoS2-Impregnated Screen-Printed Electrodes That Demonstrate Efficient Electrocatalysis toward the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in ACS Applied Materials
Freestanding Three-Dimensional Graphene Macroporous Supercapacitor’ in ACS Applied Energy Materials
By Michael P.Down and Craig E. Banks
- Magnetron Sputter-Coated Nanoparticle MoS₂ Supported on Nanocarbon: A Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst toward the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction’ in ACS Omega
If you are interested in working with our researchers or collaborating with us, please contact:
Director, Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre
Telephone: 0161 247 4660