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Sze-yin Tan

Hi, my name is Sze-yin Tan and I am currently a third year PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Unwin and Prof. Julie Macpherson (Warwick Electrochemistry and Imaging Group) and Prof. Alan Bond and Dr. Jie Zhang (Monash Electrochemistry Group).

I completed my MChem at Warwick University in 2013 with first class honours. My dissertation focused on the complex multi-step electro-oxidation behaviour of neurotransmitters on carbon materials. My current research focuses on the microscopic understanding of electrochemical processes.

Publications

  • Tan, S.-y.; Lazenby, R. A.; Bano, K.; Zhang, J.; Bond, A. M.; Macpherson, J. V.; Unwin, P. R., Comparison of Fast Electron Transfer Kinetics at Platinum, Gold, Glassy Carbon and Diamond Electrodes using Fourier-Transformed AC Voltammetry and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2017, 19, 8726-8734. (DOI: 10.1039/C7CP00968B)
  • Tan, S.-y.; Unwin, P. R.; Macpherson, J. V.; Zhang, J.; Bond, A. M., Probing Electrode Heterogeneity using Fourier-Transformed Alternating Current Voltammetry: Application to a Dual-Electrode Configuration. Analytical Chemistry 2017, 89 (5), 2830-2837. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03924)
  • Zhang, G.; Tan, S.-y.; Patel, A.N.; Unwin, P. R.,Electrochemistry of Fe3+/2+ at Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG) Electrodes: Kinetics, Identification of Major Electroactive Sites and Time Effects on the Response. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18 (47), 32387-32395. (DOI: 10.1039/C6CP06472H)
  • Güell, A. G.; Tan, S.-y.; Unwin, P. R.; Zhang, G., Electrochemistry at Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG): Toward a New Perspective In Electrochemistry of Carbon Electrodes; Bartlett, P. N., Alkire, R. C., Lipkowski, J., Eds.; Wiley-VCH, 2016; pp 31-81. (DOI: 10.1002/9783527697489.ch2)
  • Tan, S.-y.; Zhang, J.; Bond, A. M.; Macpherson, J. V.; Unwin, P. R., Impact of Adsorption on Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Voltammetry and Implications for Nanogap Measurements. Analytical Chemistry 2016, 88 (6), 3272-3280. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b04715)
  • Troadec, T.; Tan, S.-y.; Wedge, C. J.; Rourke, J. P.; Unwin, P. R.; Chaplin, A. B., One-Electron Oxidation of [M(PtBu3)2] (M=Pd, Pt): Isolation of Monomeric [Pd(PtBu3)2]+ and Redox-Promoted C−H Bond Cyclometalation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (11), 3754-3757. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201511467)
  • Li, L.; Clarkson, G. J.; Lees, M. R.; Howson, S. E.; Tan, S.-y.; Turner, S. S.; Scott, P., Iron and Manganese Complexes of 2-Carbonyl Pyrrolyls: Scorpionate Sandwich Anions and Extended Structures. Organometallics 2015, 34 (11), 2543–2549. (DOI: 10.1021/om501218a)
  • Güell, A. G.; Cuharuc, A. S.; Kim, Y.-R.; Zhang, G.; Tan, S.-y.; Ebejer, N.; Unwin, P. R., Redox-Dependent Spatially Resolved Electrochemistry at Graphene and Graphite Step Edges. ACS Nano 2015, 9 (4), 3558-3571. (DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00550)
  • Patel, A. N.; Tan, S.-y.; Miller, T. S.; Macpherson, J. V.; Unwin, P. R., Comparison and Reappraisal of Carbon Electrodes for the Voltammetric Detection of Dopamine. Analytical Chemistry 2013, 85 (24), 11755-11764. (DOI: 10.1021/ac401969q)
  • Patel, A. N.; Tan, S.-y.; Unwin, P. R., Epinephrine electro-oxidation highlights fast electrochemistry at the graphite basal surface. Chemical Communications 2013, 49 (78), 8776-8778. (DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45022H)

Conferences

  • 67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry August 2016 at The World Forum, Den Haag, the Netherlands - Poster Presentation.
  • 19th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry: Electrochemistry at Modified Interfaces April 2016 at University of Auckland, New Zealand - Oral Presentation.
  • Midlands Electrochemistry Group (MEG) June 2015 at University of Warwick, UK - Oral Presentation (2nd place).
  • 10th Annual International Electromaterials Science Symposium February 2015 at University of Wollongong, Australia - Oral Presentation.
  • 65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry September 2014 at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland - Poster Presentation.
  • RSC Molten Salts Discussion Group (Student Meeting) January 2014 at WMG University of Warwick, UK.
  • International Conference for Undergraduate Research (ICUR) May 2013 at University of Warwick, UK - Oral Presentation.
  • Midlands Electrochemistry Group (MEG) April 2013 at University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Higher Education Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (HE STEM) Conference April 2012 at Imperial College London, UK - Oral Presentation.
  • British Conference for Undergraduate Research (BCUR) March 2012 at University of Warwick, UK - Oral Presentation.

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CONTACT DETAILS
  • s-y.tan@warwick.ac.uk
  • C112, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7ES, United Kingdom
  • sze.yin.tan@monash.edu
  • 145, School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia

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