Hi! My name is Ian McPherson and I have just joined the electrochemistry group as a postdoc to work on understanding and controlling crystallisation at interfaces with Prof. Unwin.
I have come from Oxford where I received my MChem and DPhil, also staying on for a postdoc. My previous work has been based on understanding electrocatalysis – how electrode materials can influence useful electrochemical reactions, especially those involved in energy conversion. I developed an in situ infrared spectro-electrochemistry approach to study intermediates adsorbed on nanoparticles during catalysis, and built a molten salt reactor for the electrochemical conversion of nitrogen and hydrogen into ammonia.
Outside the lab I enjoy running, swimming and cycling, occasionally combining all three into a triathlon, but never too seriously!
I work in C111, come by for chat any time!