I am currently in the final year of my Ph.D. in the Warwick Electrochemistry and Interfaces Group under the supervision of Professor Julie Macpherson. My research focuses on the further development of electrochemical Boron Doped Diamond Sensors for Water Quality Monitoring. This includes using finite element modeling to understand similar systems and fundamental processes to hopefully guide future work.
At the end of my second year, I had the opportunity to do a URSS summer research project with Professor Julie Macpherson. In the project, I investigated the voltammetric response of different single-crystal Boron-Doped Diamond samples. I went on to graduate with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Warwick in 2018 and MSc in Diamond Science and Technology in 2019 through the Diamond Science and Technology CDT. As part of my MSc course, I worked in the group of Professor Henry S. White at the University of Utah with Dr. Martin A. Edwards learning how to model conical nanopores and other electrochemical systems using finite element modelling and developing skills for my PhD.
- Simulation of the Cyclic Voltammetric Response of an Outer-Sphere Redox Species with Inclusion of Electrical Double Layer Structure and Ohmic Potential Drop, Katherine J. Levey, Martin A. Edwards, Henry S. White*, and Julie V. Macpherson*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. accepted February 2023
- Electron Paramagnetic Resonance for the Detection of Electrochemically Generated Hydroxyl Radicals: Issues Associated with Electrochemical Oxidation of the Spin Trap, Emily Braxton, David J. Fox, Ben G. Breeze, Joshua J. Tully, Katherine J. Levey, Mark E. Newton, and Julie V. Macpherson*, ACS Meas. Sci. Au 2023, 3, 1, 21–31, doi: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.2c00049
- Finite Element Modeling of the Combined Faradaic and Electrostatic Contributions to the Voltammetric Response of Monolayer Redox Films, Katherine J. Levey, Martin A. Edwards, Henry S. White*, and Julie V. Macpherson*, Anal. Chem. 2022, 94, 37, 12673–12682, doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.2c01976
- Lifting the Lid on the Potentiostat: A Beginners Guide to Understanding Electrochemical Circuitry and Practical Operation, Alex W. Colburn, Katherine J. Levey, Danny O'Hare and Julie V. Macpherson*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 8100-8117, doi: 10.1039/D1CP00661D
- Electrochemistry Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), Ventura, California - "Simulation of the Cyclic Voltammetric Response of an Outer-Sphere Redox Species with Inclusion of the Electrical Double Layer and Ohmic Resistance" - Oral presentation
- Gordon Research Conference (GRC), Ventura, California - "Simulation of the Cyclic Voltammetric Response of an Outer-Sphere Redox Species with Inclusion of the Electrical Double Layer and Ohmic Resistance" - Poster presentation
- 70th De Beers Diamond Conference, University of Warwick, UK - Poster presentation
- Warwick Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium, University of Warwick, UK - "The Effect of the Electric Double Layer on the Cyclic Voltammetric Response of a Soluble Redox Species" - Oral presentation
Graduate Teaching Assistant:
CH222 - Year 2: Electrochemical Cells
CH3F1 - Year 3: Using Dynamic Electrochemistry to Assess Electrocatalyst Performance and Reaction Mechanism
CH914 - PGT: Fluoride Ion Selective Electrodes and Dynamic Electrochemistry of Ferricyanide
Warwick Electrochemistry & Interfaces
University of Warwick