Sustainable Energy Award 2015 Winner


Professor John Irvine
Professor John Irvine
University of St Andrews

 

Awarded for his outstanding and sustained contributions to low carbon energy generation, in particular the development of electrode materials for solid oxide fuel cells

 

 

 


About the Winner


John Irvine is Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews and currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. His first degree is in Chemical Physics from Edinburgh University and he obtained a DPhil from the University of Ulster in Photoelectrochemistry. He performed his postdoctoral studies working with Anthony West in Aberdeen and was subsequently appointed to a BP/RSE fellowship, lectureship and senior lectureship at Aberdeen University. In 1999 he moved to the University of St Andrews as Reader and then Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. 

In 2005, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Irvine led the European Science Foundation Programme on the Optimisation of Solid State Electrochemical Processes for the Oxidation of Hydrocarbons as well as two EU Research Training Networks on protonics and SOFC anodes. Irvine is a European Councillor of the International Society for Solid State Ionics and is on the Editorial Board for Journal of Materials Chemistry. He is currently a member of the DeTao Masters Academy, Guest Professor at Hefei University of Technology, Beijing and a Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. 

His research interests are in solid state ionics, new materials, ceramic processing, electrochemistry, fuel cell technology, hydrogen, photoelectrochemistry, electrochemical conversion and heterogeneous catalysis. He has around 380 publications in refereed scientific journals, including 10 in Nature group publications. 


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