Dr Laurie King completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry (MChem) at Durham University in 2009. She subsequently moved to Imperial College London for her PhD in the Materials Department. Her PhD was carried out under the supervision of Professor Jason Riley and focussed on the synthesis, fabrication and characterisation of sensitized solar cells. After her PhD, Dr King moved to the University of Wyoming as a Postdoc working with Professor Bruce Parkinson developing model systems of quantum dot and dye sensitized single crystals for solar energy harvesting. In 2015, Dr King moved to Stanford University in California, to continue her postdoctoral training working with Professor Thomas Jaramillo. At Stanford, her research was focused on the design, synthesis and characterisation of electrocatalysts and photoelectrochemical devices for water electrolysis and fuel cell technologies. In 2017, Dr King was promoted to Research Engineer within the SUNCAT Research Center. As a Research Engineer, Dr King had the privilege of leading a subgroup focused on the design of catalysts for fuel cell and electrolyser applications. Dr King frequently collaborated with microscopists, beam-line scientists, and industrial partners during her time at Stanford University.
In September 2019, Dr King was appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry department at Manchester Metropolitan University where her group focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of advanced functional materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as fuel cells and electrolysers.
PhD in Materials Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK (2009 – 2013)
MChem, Durham University, UK (2005 – 2009)
SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Stanford University, US (2017 – 2019)
SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Stanford University, US (2015 - 2017)
Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, US (2013 - 2015)
LA. King, MA. Hubert, C. Capuano, J. Manco, N. Danilovic, et al. (2019). A non-precious metal hydrogen catalyst in a commercial polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyser. Nature nanotechnology.
JA. Gauthier, LA. King, FT. Stults, RA. Flores, J. Kibsgaard, et al. (2019). Transition Metal Arsenide Catalysts for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123(39), pp.24007-24012.
J. Sanchez, TR. Hellstern, LA. King, TF. Jaramillo (2019). Surface Engineering of 3D Gas Diffusion Electrodes for High‐Performance H2 Production with Nonprecious Metal Catalysts. Advanced Energy Materials. 9(40), pp.1901824-1901824.
AL. Strickler, RA. Flores, LA. King, JK. Nørskov, M. Bajdich, et al. (2019). Systematic Investigation of Iridium-Based Bimetallic Thin Film Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Acidic Media. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11(37), pp.34059-34066.
ME. Kreider, A. Gallo, S. Back, Y. Liu, S. Siahrostami, et al. (2019). Precious Metal-Free Nickel Nitride Catalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11(30), pp.26863-26871.
TR. Hellstern, AC. Nielander, P. Chakthranont, LA. King, JJ. Willis, et al. (2019). Nanostructuring Strategies To Increase the Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Activity of Silicon Photocathodes. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2(1), pp.6-11.
LA. King, TR. Hellstern, J. Park, R. Sinclair, TF. Jaramillo (2017). Highly Stable Molybdenum Disulfide Protected Silicon Photocathodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 9(42), pp.36792-36798.
YN. Regmi, A. Roy, LA. King, DA. Cullen, HM. Meyer, et al. (2017). Lattice Matched Carbide–Phosphide Composites with Superior Electrocatalytic Activity and Stability. Chemistry of Materials. 29(21), pp.9369-9377.
TR. Hellstern, J. Kibsgaard, C. Tsai, DW. Palm, LA. King, et al. (2017). Investigating Catalyst–Support Interactions To Improve the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Activity of Thiomolybdate [Mo3S13]2– Nanoclusters. ACS Catalysis. 7(10), pp.7126-7130.
L. Kubie, LA. King, ME. Kern, JR. Murphy, S. Kattel, et al. (2017). Synthesis and Characterization of Ultrathin Silver Sulfide Nanoplatelets. ACS Nano. 11(8), pp.8471-8477.
LA. King, BA. Parkinson (2017). Probing the Relative Photoinjection Yields of Monomer and Aggregated Dyes into ZnO Crystals. Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. 33(2), pp.468-474.
LA. King, Q. Yang, ML. Grossett, Z. Galazka, R. Uecker, et al. (2016). Photosensitization of Natural and Synthetic SnO
LA. King, BA. Parkinson (2016). Photosensitization of ZnO Crystals with Iodide-Capped PbSe Quantum Dots. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 7(14), pp.2844-2848.
LA. King, W. Zhao, L. Danos, DJ. Riley (2014). Activation of CdSe quantum dots after exposure to polysulfide. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 118(26), pp.14555-14561.
LA. King, W. Zhao, M. Chhowalla, DJ. Riley, G. Eda (2013). Photoelectrochemical properties of chemically exfoliated MoS
LA. King, DJ. Riley (2012). Importance of QD purification procedure on surface adsorbance of QDs and performance of QD sensitized photoanodes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116(5), pp.3349-3355.
LA. King, ME. Kern, BA. Parkinson (2015). Sensitization of Single Crystal Substrates. In: ACS Symposium Series. pp.1-45.
LA. King (2018). Electrocatalysis for sustainable energy storage and conversion. In: Meet the Faculty Candidate Poster Session - Sponsored by the Education Division 2018 - Core Programming Area at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting. pp.195-197.
Committee Chair for the SUNCAT Summer Institute 2019