Christian Laycock

  • Lecturer in Electrochemist
  • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
Christian Laycock

About Me

I am a lecturer with predominant research interests in the applications of solid oxide fuel cell technology to the utilisation and disposal of renewable and industrial waste gas feedstocks. I have expertise in the real-time analysis of exhaust gases using online mass spectrometry, fuel processing and catalysis, and the effects of fuel variability and contaminants. I am also involved in research activities concerned with hybrid flow battery technology and their application to recovery of scrap metals. In addition, I have expertise in the application of alkali silicates to treat industrial waste and by-product streams.

I completed my higher education at Keele University (UK), where I firstly studied for my BSc in Chemistry with Mathematics (First Class Honours, 2006) before completing my PhD in heterogeneous catalysis and solid oxide fuel cells (2011) under the supervision of Prof. R. Mark Ormerod. I was then appointed as a research assistant in the Sustainable Environment Research Centre at the University of South Wales (at the time Glamorgan).

I have worked on a range of WEFO-funded projects including CymruH2Wales (, SOLCER ( and WEST (Welsh Energy Sector Training). I am currently working on the ERDF-funded FLEXIS ( and RICE ( projects. I am the director of studies for five PhD projects, four of which are funded by the ESF KESSII scheme. Please see my Pure profile for a list of my publications and other research outputs:

I teach on the MSc in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technology led by SERC. I am module leader for RE4S013 Industrial Resource Recovery and RE4S007 Advanced Materials for Energy Applications. I also teach on second and third year analytical chemistry modules for the BSc Chemistry and BSc Pharmaceutical Science degree programmes in the School of Applied Sciences.

I am a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC).

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