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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    20142019
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    General

    Dr Stephen David Worrall MRSC was appointed as a Lecturer in Chemistry, based in the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry department of School of Engineering and Applied Science, in August 2019. 

    Prior to joining Aston University his research career had been based at the University of Manchester. Starting with an MChem in Chemistry under the supervision of Dr Andrew Horn in 2012 he then completed a PhD in Nanoscience in 2016 under the joint supervision of Professor Robert Dryfe and Dr Martin Attfield. This was followed by two post doctoral research positions. The first was in Atmospheric Chemistry, working for Professor Carl Percival and Professor Hugh Coe, as part of the APHH Beijing project. The second was in 2D material nanocomposites, working for Professor Sarah Haigh and Dr Steve Edmondson, as part of the DISCOVERER project.

    Research Interests

    My primary research interests are focussed upon the interface between metal-organic frameworks (MOF) and electrochemistry.

    1) In situ investigations of the mechanisms of electrochemical MOF coating formation.

    2) Computationally guided synthesis of new MOFs via electrochemical techniques.

    3) Electrochemical applications of MOFs; catalysis, charge storage and data storage.

    I have a supporting interest in developing coatings of two-dimensional materials; both for aerospace applications and for the synthesis of composite coatingss with MOFs for electrochemical applications.

    Additionally I have an ongoing collaboration focussed upon the measurement and interpreation of solid state vapour pressure data towards improving the modelling of aerosols in the atmosphere.

    Qualifications

    PhD in Nanoscience, University of Manchester

    MChem 1st class (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Experience, University of Manchester

    Employment

    December 2017 - August 2019 Research Associate in 2D Material Nanocomposites, University of Manchester

    September 2016 - November 2017 Research Associate in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Manchester

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

    Teaching Activity

    CH1105 States of Matter

    CH3010 Catalysis

    CH3011 Chemistry Research Project

    CH3117 Literature Research Project

    CE3112 Nanomaterials

    Responsibilities

    CEAC Retention and Engagement Support Team CREST

    Public Engagement and Recruitment Team PERT

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    Graphite Chemical Compounds
    Metals Chemical Compounds
    Graphene Engineering & Materials Science
    Electrodes Chemical Compounds
    vapor pressure Earth & Environmental Sciences
    photolysis Earth & Environmental Sciences
    chlorine Earth & Environmental Sciences
    Hydrogen Chemical Compounds

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    Research Output 2014 2019

    • 17 Article
    • 1 Conference contribution

    A large source of atomic chlorine from ClNO2 photolysis at a UK landfill site

    Bannan, T. J., Khan, M. A. H., Breton, M. L., Priestley, M., Worrall, S. D., Bacak, A., Marsden, N., Lowe, D., Pitt, J., Allen, G., Topping, D., Coe, H., McFiggans, G., Shallcross, D. E. & Percival, C. J., 12 Aug 2019, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 14, p. 8508-8516 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    landfills
    photolysis
    chlorine
    landfill
    nitryl chlorides

    A method for extracting calibrated volatility information from the FIGAERO-HR-ToF-CIMS and its experimental application

    Bannan, T. J., Le Breton, M., Priestley, M., Worrall, S. D., Bacak, A., Marsden, N. A., Mehra, A., Hammes, J., Hallquist, M., Alfarra, M. R., Krieger, U. K., Reid, J. P., Jayne, J., Robinson, W., McFiggans, G., Coe, H., Percival, C. J. & Topping, D., 5 Mar 2019, In : Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 12, 3, p. 1429-1439 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    vapor pressure
    ionization
    spectrometer
    aerosol
    filter

    On the exploitation of differential aerodynamic lift and drag as a means to control satellite formation flight

    Traub, C., Romano, F., Binder, T., Boxberger, A., Herdrich, G. H., Fasoulas, S., Roberts, P. C. E., Smith, K., Edmondson, S., Haigh, S., Crisp, N. H., Oiko, V. T. A., Lyons, R., Worrall, S. D., Livadiotti, S., Becedas, J., González, G., Dominguez, R. M., González, D., Ghizoni, L. & 14 others, Jungnell, V., Bay, K., Morsbøl, J., Garcia-almiñana, D., Rodriguez-donaire, S., Sureda, M., Kataria, D., Outlaw, R., Villain, R., Perez, J. S., Conte, A., Belkouchi, B., Schwalber, A. & Heißerer, B., 27 May 2019, In : CEAS Space Journal. 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    satellite control
    aerodynamic drag
    exploitation
    aerodynamics
    drag

    The effect of structure and isomerism on the vapor pressures of organic molecules and its potential atmospheric relevance

    Dang, C., Bannan, T., Shelley, P., Priestley, M., Worrall, S. D., Waters, J., Coe, H., Percival, C. J. & Topping, D., 24 Jun 2019, In : Aerosol Science and Technology. 53, 9, p. 1040-1055 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Vapor pressure
    vapor pressure
    Molecules
    Functional groups
    functional group

    Anodic dissolution growth of metal-organic framework HKUST-1 monitored: Via in situ electrochemical atomic force microscopy

    Worrall, S. D., Bissett, M. A., Attfield, M. P. & Dryfe, R. A. W., 25 Jun 2018, In : Crystengcomm. 20, 31, p. 4421-4427 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Atomic force microscopy
    dissolving
    Dissolution
    Metals
    atomic force microscopy