Yearly archives: 2016

19 posts

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy introduced into the International Standard Organization (ISO) regulations as an alternative method for detection and identification of pathogens in the food industry

Marta just had her first paper published. She prepared SERS-active substrates for a study using Raman spectroscopy to identify pathogens in food. Results described in the article (with a title so long that an abstract in not really needed) show that surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) combined with principal component analysis […]

Doctor Dawid

Dawid successfully defended his PhD thesis on Thursday, and today he was officially recognised as doctor of chemistry by our scientific council. Dawid’s thesis, with the title “Electrochemical processes at liquid|liquid interfaces in microfluidic systems” can be found here (pdf). The thesis received positive opinions from the two reviewers, Prof. […]

Metal ions containing C3N3S3 coordination polymers chemisorbed to copper surface as acid stable hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts

Another paper from Vishwanath’s old work in India was just published in the very good Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Brilliant work! The paper concerns the creation of electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction, something that is urgently needed if hydrogen shall be produced using sustainable amounts of energy. The […]

Electrochemical Glucose Sensing: Is There Still Room for Improvement?

We just had a feature paper accepted in Analytical Chemistry with the title “Electrochemical Glucose Sensing: Is There Still Room for Improvement?“. In violation of Hinchliffe’s Rule we answer this question with a “yes!”. However, the point of the feature is to try to point of the areas that we […]

Goodbye to Yoshi.

Last week saw the end of the two-month stay by our IAESTE exchange student from Japan, Yoshitaka Furuya. Yoshi is a student from Tokyo University of Science where he is studying Industrial Chemistry. He was working mostly with Emilia on a project using electrode arrays as an electronic tongue in […]

Rotating droplet as a new alternative for small volume electrochemical measurements

A paper from Magda’s work with a rotating droplet as alternative to rotating disc electrodes for electrochemical measurements in small volumes was just accepted in Electrochemistry Communications. This is a development of an idea from Limoges’s group in Paris, where they used a rotating disc electrode (RDE) to spin a […]

H2O2 Generation at a Carbon-Paste Electrode with Decamethylferrocene in 2-Nitrophenyloctyl Ether as a Binder: Catalytic Effect of MoS2 Particles

Another paper in the series on H2O2 generation at liquid|liquid interfaces appeared in ChemElectroChem a while back. Wojtek is a co-author together with members of the Opallo-group and Hubert Girault from Lausanne. In the paper we describe the use of a carbon paste electrode (CPE) for generation of H2O2 at […]

Compatibility of organic solvents for electrochemical measurements in PDMS-based microfluidic devices

We just had a new paper published in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics concerning the compatibility of some organic solvents with PDMS-based microfluidic devices. In a well-known study (cited ~1600 times) the Whitesides-group argued that how much PDMS swells in a solvent is a good indication of how compatible that solvent is with […]