Stephen Skinner

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Dr Stephen Skinner

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Stephen Skinner joined Imperial College in 1998 and was promoted to Reader in 2011. His research interests are in materials for new energy technologies and is primarily concerned with the chemical and physical properties of potential solid oxide fuel cell electrolytes and electrodes and encompasses the electrical and structural characteristics of materials.  He has extensive experience of the use of neutron facilities to undertake in-situ high temperature characterisation of new materials and in relating the structural characteristics of materials to their electrochemical properties.  A particular field of interest is the development of interstitial oxide ion conductors for fuel cell applications.  He has collaborated widely throughout Europe, Canada and Japan on new materials development and continues to develop links with research groups worldwide.  Further areas of interest include the development of high temperature electrolysers based on both oxide ion and proton conducting oxides and solid state electrochemical sensors for the detection of gases such as NH3, NO2 etc.  His previous experimental experience includes the use of X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy, Mössbauer spectroscopy and materials synthesis.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Stephen is a member of The Electrochemical Society and the American Ceramic Society and is a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist.

External positions held: 

External Positions

  • Conference Chair, Oxide thin films for advanced energy applications, Fusion Conference
  • Reviewer, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, A*Star, Singapore
  • Reviewer, Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Links with Other Academic Bodies
  • Visiting Professor, 2011, Universite du Maine, 2011 - 2011
  • Visiting Professor, 2003, Universite du Maine, 2003 - 2003
  • External Lecturer on Fuel cell technology, Uppsala University
  • Fuel cell lecturer on Sustainable Energy degree course, University of Exeter

 Editorial Boards

Frontiers in Energy Research: Fuel Cells, Review Editor

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Associate Editor

Memberships : 

Materials Physics - MSE 105Role: Course Leader Electroceramics - MSE 411Role: Lecturer Materials Characterisation - MSE 302Role: Lecturer