Dr. Greig Chisholm

Senior Researcher
Phone:   0141 330 5658
I am a native of Glasgow and attended Glasgow University from 1988-1995, achieving a degree in chemistry with medicinal chemistry and a subsequent PhD with the late Professor David Robbins on the chemistry and biological activity of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
After completing my PhD, I began a career as an R&D chemist with Ciba Specialty Chemicals, developing pigment formulations for inks, paints, plastics and electronics. After Ciba, I joined Doosan Babcock where I led the carbon capture chemistry team, developing processes for the characterisation of carbon capture solvents and playing an integral role in the site team responsible for what was at the time, the UK’s largest carbon capture plant at Ferrybridge Power Station. Thereafter I joined the research group of Professor Cronin (for the first time!) where I developed electrolyser technology based on electron coupled proton buffers. This experience in electrolysis and hydrogen generation then led me to take on an engineering role with Peak Scientific leading the development of their laboratory hydrogen generators. I have recently returned to Professor Cronin’s group for a second time, where I am helping to develop electrolyser and flow battery technology.
My research interests are focused on the process of technology development, especially in the fields of electrolysis and power generation.
Outside of work I am a keen guitarist, comic book collector and player of video and board games.

Group Publications

5. Decoupled electrolysis using a silicotungstic acid electron-coupled-proton buffer in a proton exchange membrane cell, G. Chisholm, L. Cronin, M. D. Symes, Electrochimica Acta, 2020, 331, 135255
4. A practical, organic-mediated, hybrid electrolyser that decouples hydrogen production at high current densities, N. Kirkaldy, G. Chisholm, J. -J. Chen, L. Cronin, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 1621-1626
3. Hydrogen From Water Electrolysis, G. Chisholm, L. Cronin, Storing Energy, 2016, Chapter 16, 315-343
2. Decoupled catalytic hydrogen evolution from a molecular metal oxide redox mediator in water splitting, B. Rausch, M. D. Symes, G. Chisholm, L. Cronin, Science, 2014, 345, 1326-1330
1. 3D Printed Flow Plates for the Electrolysis of Water: an Economic and Adaptable Approach to Device Manufacture, G. Chisholm, P. Kitson, N. Kirkaldy, L. Bloor, L. Cronin, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 3026-3032