Dr. Rodriguez's group focuses on the development of electrochemical technologies, the design of new functional nanomaterials and the molecular-level understanding of electrochemical reactions .




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July 2017

Awesome news this month in the group. Two new papers accepted in the group. Now Adam's works in collaboration with Dr. Fernandez-Trillo and Prof. Koper group is publish on-line here:

Determining the parameters governing the electrochemical stability of thiols and disulfides self-assembled monolayer on gold electrodes in physiological medium

Phosphate-mediated electrochemical adsorption of cisplatin on gold electrodes

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Also, the first postgraduate of the group. Liz obtained her MSc by Reserach. Thanks for all the hard work.

A Synthetic Route for the Effective Preparation of Metal Alloy Nanoparticles and Their Use as Active Electrocatalysts. ACS Catal., 2016, 6 (3), pp 1533–1539


June 2017

Another academic year goes by and we have to say goodbye to our MSci students. Good job Adam H, De-Shaine and Ashley. Good luck in your new pathway!

We also have to say "see you later" to Javi. We will be waiting for you come back for the PhD viva.

May 2017

Javier (Left) and Adam (right) presented their work at the Middlands Electrochemistry Group in Nottingham.

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April 2017

The research of Ampere group on electronic recycling is highlighted in Chemistry World. See full article here

March  2017

Ampere group is now part of the Birmingham Centre for Strategic elements and critical materials. Watch the video here

December 2016

Xmas dinner of the Ampere group. Thank you Adam for the organization of the dinner

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November 2016

Sir Fraser Stoddart (former Head of the School of Chemistry in Birmingham)  and Nobel Laureate 2016 gave an excellent Nobel Lecture in our School. It was awesome!

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November 2016

Some pics of our visit to Sutech in China. Looking forward to have good collaborations.

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October 2016

We welcome the new group members: Roshni (MRes), Carlos (PhD) and Matthew (PhD) and the 3 new MSci students (Ashley, Adam H and DE-Shaine)

September 2016

Para presented the cathodic corrosion at the RAMS 2016 in Lancaster.

August 2016

Javier's work @ Ampere group appeared in the local Spanish news.

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Science and social networking in The Netherlands during the ISE meeting. Colleagues and friend from Illinois, Burgos, Seville, Bristol....

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February 2016

New paper about the cathodic corrosion and the formation of alloy nanoparticles published in ACS Catalysis. Good job!!

A Synthetic Route for the Effective Preparation of Metal Alloy Nanoparticles and Their Use as Active Electrocatalysts. ACS Catal., 2016, 6 (3), pp 1533–1539


January 2016

Para gave an oral presentation at the Materials Chemistry and Enviroment Workshop at Bogor Indonesia.

Really good networking!!! Enjoy the science, the weather, the food and the the class of Indonesian.

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A new paper from the group in collaboration with Leiden and Alicante:

J Monzó, Y Malewski, R. Kortlever, FJ Vidal‐Iglesias, J Solla‐Gullon, M.T.M. Koper, P Rodriguez J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 23690

 and a great collaboration lead by Prof. Fermin:

Jo J. L. Humphrey,Daniela Plana, Verónica Celorrio, Sajanikumari Sadasivan, Robert P. Tooze,Paramaconi Rodríguez and Prof. David J. Fermín. ChemCatChem 2016, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.20150126

December 2015

The 5th Annual Postgraduate Synposium on Nanotechnology was a big success. Many thanks to all of the sponsors, presenters and organisers. This year, we had 130 delegates from across all disciplines related with nanotechnology (Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacy, Materials Science, Engineering, Environmental or Medical Sciences). There were 22 Oral contributions and 50 Poster Presentations from universities all across the UK.

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October 2015

New members in the group. Welcome Adam (PhD), Matthew and Luc (MSci)

Sep 2015

Para and Javier present the reserach of Ampere groups at the Electrochem 2015 in Durham.

August 2015

Review paper accepted in Analyst. Nice collaboration with Paco's groups at Birmingham

"Achievements and challenges in the electrochemical sensing of pathogens"  by Monzo et al.  DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01330E

June -July 2015

Javier and Liz presented their work at the Midlands Electrochemistry group Meeting in Warwick

Our publication "Electrochemical Oxidation of Small Organic Molecules on Au Nanoparticles with Preferential Surface Orientation" by Monzo et al. is the inside cover of the July issue in ChemElectroChem

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May 2015

Para is visiting UIUC in the US. He will be measuring photocatalyst prepared with the cathodic corrosion

The paper "Electrochemical Oxidation of Small Organic Molecules on Au Nanoparticles with Preferential Surface Orientation" went on line in ChemElectroChem. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201500084

April 2015

Shubhadeep Chandra from ITT Bombay will be joining our group during the summer. 

Ajay Dhap recieved the Royal Society Undergraduate Bursaries and he will be doing electrochemical nanosensors in our group during the summer.

Para and Joaquin were granted with the Bridge collaboration grant.

March 2015

The meeting "Electrochemical solution for comtemporary problems" in Brazil was a big success.

Thanks to all the organizers.

Para was interview for the TV in Brazil. Link

Pump priming Wellcome Trust granted!!!! Let's do electrochemistry on blood!

Elena Perez from Marc's Koper group is visiting us looking for the golden touch!

Electrochemistry is present in a broad range of technologies including energy conversion and storage – new battery systems, fuel cells, super capacitors, and solar cells. But electrochemistry is also present in environmental remediation (electrochemical treatment of waste water), hydrometallurgy, corrosion, industrial synthesis, surface finishing, electroplating and sensors, medical applications and bio-electrochemistry (e.g., drug delivery and gene transfer to cells and tissues, ion electrophoresis, and skin electroporation, injury and repair). Nowadays, more and more people have daily contact with electrochemistry, though they may not know it. Electrochemistry is all around us and is gaining more attention from industry.

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