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Prof Gary Attard  -  BSc(Hons) PhD CChem MRSC

Prof Gary Attard
Position:Professor of Electrochemical Surface Science and Deputy Head of School

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74069
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74030


Research Group: Physical Chemistry

See Also: Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Research Interests

  • The elucidation of reaction mechanisms and double layer structure at well-defined single crystal electrodes.
  • The characterisation of surface structure and composition in supported metal nanoparticles using a combined electrochemical and surface science approach.
  • Studies of the relationship between surface structure, composition and catalytic / electrocatalytic activity, particularly in relation to fuel cell research and enantioselective hydrogenation.
  • The understanding of all aspects of diastereomeric interactions between adsorbed chiral molecules and chiral metal surfaces.
  • The use of bacteria to synthesise well-defined nanoparticles.
  • The use of microwaves to study surface phenomena.
  • In situ Raman studies of mesoporous materials and catalytic reaction mechanisms.

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CH3101 Foundations of Physical Chemistry

CH3205 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

CH3304 Advanced Physical Chemistry 

CH2310 Catalysis and Electrocatalysis

CH3409 Chemistry at Phase Boundaries