Dr. Niall Kirkaldy

Post Doctoral Researcher
Phone:   0141 330 5658
I undertook my MSci degree at the University of Glasgow, which included a placement year working on complex borohydrides as solid-state hydrogen storage media, and a final year project working on the 3D-printing of components of a PEM electrolyser. I then completed my PhD in the Cronin group, focussing on using organic, redox-active compounds for electrolytic hydrogen production, and the development of a hybrid redox flow battery/fuel cell for electrochemical energy storage. Since completing my PhD, I have been working as a Research Associate in the group, synthesising polyoxometalates for electrochemical systems, and continuing some of the promising projects from my previous studies.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy football, films, cycling and climbing. In the winter, I like to head to the mountains with my snowboard.

Group Publications

2. 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
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