Ramsay Memorial Research Fellow (Senior Research Fellow)
Cameron is a Ramsay Memorial Fellow (Senior Research Fellow) working in the Warwick Electrochemistry and Interfaces Group (WEIG) at the University of Warwick. His research focusses on applying scanning electrochemical probe microscopy to resolve nanoscale structure and activity in functional (electro)materials.
c dot bentley dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk
024 765 72882
My office hours are 9:30 - 17:30
Groups at Warwick
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), BSc (Hons) from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry), PhD from Monash University (Australia)
- Senior Research Fellow (02/2020 – present), University of Warwick (U.K.)
- Ramsay Memorial Research Fellow (10/2018 – present), University of Warwick (U.K.)
- Marie Curie Research Fellow (10/2016 – 10/2018), University of Warwick (U.K.)
- Endeavour Research Fellow (03/2016 – 09/2016), University of Warwick (U.K.)
- Postdoctoral Research Assistant (09/2015 – 01/2016), Monash University (Australia)
My research employs scanning electrochemical cell microscopy (SECCM) to probe nanoscale electrochemistry. Current projects include:
- Applying SECCM in non-aqueous (aprotic solvent) electrolytes
- Correlating microscopic structure, composition and porosity with electrocatalytic activity in electrodeposited thin films
- Probing the role of defects in hydrated proton (H+) transport through graphene
- Understanding substrate and ensemble effects in electrocatalytic and energy storage (battery) materials
- Studying the role of oxygen in metal corrosion in an aqueous nanodroplet configuration
I am currently interested in:
- Electroanalytical chemistry
- Single-entity electrochemistry
Cameron teaches in the following modules:
- CH3F1 - Advanced Physical Chemistry and Laboratory (labs: Dynamic Electrochemistry)
- CH3F7/CH416 - Energy (lectures: Electrochemical Energy Technologies)
- CH914 - Electrochemistry and Sensors (labs and lectures: Dynamic Electrochemistry)
I am co-supervising the following PhD students:
- Binglin Tao, Electrochemical Imaging of Energy Storage and Conversion Materials
- Enrico Daviddi, Nanoscale Correlative Electrochemical Imaging: New Approaches to Understanding Metal Reactivity and Corrosion
At the moment I am unable to accept any further applications at the University of Warwick, but will be moving to Monash University (Australia) in November 2020. I have two PhD studentships (Project 1 and Project 2) available in my group at Monash, so please get in contact with me if you are interested.
Recent (selected) publications:
- Nanoscale Electrochemical Visualization of Grain-Dependent Anodic Iron Dissolution from Low Carbon Steel
L. C. Yule, V. Shkirskiy, J. Aarons, G. West, B. A. Shollock, C. L. Bentley* and P. R. Unwin*, Electrochim. Acta, 2020, 135267-135279.
- Nanoscale Variations in the Electrocatalytic Activity of Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
B. Tao, P. R. Unwin* and C. L. Bentley*, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 789-798.
- High-Throughput Correlative Electrochemistry-Microscopy at a Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Grid Electrode
I. M. Ornelas, P. R. Unwin* and C. L. Bentley*, Anal. Chem., 2019, 91, 14854-14859.
- Nanoscale Visualization and Multiscale Electrochemical Analysis of Conductive Polymer Electrodes
E. Daviddi, Z. Chen, B. B. Massani, J. Lee, C. L. Bentley*, P. R. Unwin* and E. L. Ratcliff*, ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 13271-13284.
- Nanoscale Active Sites for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on Low Carbon Steel
L. C. Yule, V. Shkirskiy, J. Aarons, G. West, C. L. Bentley*, B. A. Shollock* and P. R. Unwin*, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 129, 24146-24155.
- Nanoscale Surface Structure-Activity in Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis
C. L. Bentley*, M. Kang and P. R. Unwin*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141(6), 2179-2193.
- Correlative Electrochemical Microscopy of Li‐Ion (De)intercalation at a Series of Individual LiMn2O4 Particles
B. Tao, L. Yule, E. Daviddi, C. L. Bentley* and P. R. Unwin*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 4606-4611.
- Metal support effects in electrocatalysis at hexagonal boron nitride
D. -Q. Liu, B. Tao, H. -C. Ruan, C. L. Bentley* and P. R. Unwin*, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 628-631.
- Nanoscale Electrochemical Mapping
C. L. Bentley, J. Edmondson, G. N. Meloni, D. Perry, V. Shkirskiy and P. R. Unwin, Anal. Chem., 2019, 91(1), 84-108.
- Stability and Placement of Ag/AgCl Quasi-Reference Counter Electrodes in Confined Electrochemical Cells
C. L. Bentley*, D. Perry and P. R. Unwin*, Anal. Chem., 2018, 90(12), 7700-7707.
- Local Surface Structure and Composition Control the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on Iron Nickel Sulfides
C. L. Bentley, C. Andronescu, M. Smialkowski, M. Kang, T. Tarnev, B. Marler, P. R. Unwin, U. -P. Apfel, and W. Schuhmann, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57 (15), 4093-4097.
- Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy: New perspectives on electrode processes in action
C. L. Bentley, M. Kang and P. R. Unwin, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 2017, 6, 23–30.
- Nanoscale Structure Dynamics within Electrocatalytic Materials
C. L. Bentley*, M. Kang, and P. R. Unwin*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (46), 16813–16821.
- Simultaneous Topography and Reaction Flux Mapping at and around Electrocatalytic Nanoparticles
M. Kang, D. Perry, C. L. Bentley, G. West, A. Page, and P. R. Unwin, ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (9), 9525–9535.
- Electrochemical maps and movies of the hydrogen evolution reaction on natural crystals of molybdenite (MoS2): basal vs. edge plane activity
C. L. Bentley*, M. Kang, F. M. Maddar, F. Li, M. Walker, J. Zhang, and P. R. Unwin*, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 6583-6593.