Dr Edward Brightman


Chemical and Process Engineering

Personal statement

Electrochemical Engineering for Energy Storage and Conversion

My research is focused on developing innovative diagnostic techniques for elucidating degradation mechanisms and engineering devices with improved performance and durability. In addition, I am interested in novel device concepts, scale-up and system integration, with tangible impact in industry. My specific research goals include:

  • Using embedded sensors for characterisation of polymer electrolyte membrane devices, 
  • Engineering novel biomass-fuelled devices for fuel cells or hydrogen production. 
  • Development of metal oxide-based electrochemical capacitors and other novel devices in collaboration with industry partners.


The role of tungsten oxide in enhancing the carbon monoxide tolerance of platinum-based hydrogen oxidation catalysts
Stewart Douglas W G, Scott Keith, Wain Andrew J, Rosser Timothy E, Brightman Edward, MacPhee Donald, Mamlouk Mohamed
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Vol 12, pp. 37079-37091 (2020)
In operando measurement of localised cathode potential to mitigate DMFC temporary degradation
Rabissi C, Brightman E, Hinds G, Casalegno A
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Vol 43, pp. 9797-9802 (2018)
Localised electrochemical impedance measurements of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell using a reference electrode array to give cathode-specific measurements and examine membrane hydration dynamics
Engebretsen Erik, Hinds Gareth, Meyer Quentin, Mason Tom, Brightman Edward, Castanheira Luis, Shearing Paul R, Brett Daniel JL
Journal of Power Sources Vol 382, pp. 38-44 (2018)
Measurement and adjustment of proton activity in solid polymer electrolytes
Brightman Edward, Pasquier David
Electrochemistry Communications Vol 82, pp. 145-149 (2017)
Degradation study by start-up/shut-down cycling of superhydrophobic electrosprayed catalyst layers using a localized reference electrode technique
Ferreira-Aparicio Paloma, Chaparro Antonio M, Folgado M Antonia, Conde Julio J, Brightman Edward, Hinds Gareth
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Vol 9, pp. 10626-10636 (2017)
In operando investigation of anode overpotential dynamics in direct methanol fuel cells
Rabissi C, Brightman E, Hinds G, Casalegno A
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Vol 41, pp. 18221-18225 (2016)

More publications


FITG-FUSE-073 Summer Internships
Brightman, Edward (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
Power & Water Sono-electrochemical water treatment Copy
Brightman, Edward (Principal Investigator) Roy, Sudipta (Co-investigator)
Innovation Voucher project with funding split between SFC and company
21-Jan-2020 - 08-Jan-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Cadden, Thomas
Brightman, Edward (Principal Investigator) Roy, Sudipta (Co-investigator) Cadden, Thomas (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023

More projects


Chemical and Process Engineering
James Weir Building

Location Map

View University of Strathclyde in a larger map