Recent Publications

Ceramic Membrane Reactors

1.   G. Zhang, E. I. Papaioannou, I. S. Metcalfe, 'Selective, high-temperature permeation of nitrogen oxides using a supported molten salt membrane', Energy Environ. Sci. 8 (2015) 1220-1223. View at publisher (Back Cover, Open Access)

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2.   E.I. Papaioannou, H. Qi, I.S. Metcalfe, '‘Uphill’ permeation of carbon dioxide across a composite molten salt-ceramic membrane',  J. Membrane Sci. (2014) Doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2015.03.013. View at publisher (Open Access)
3.   S.G. Patricio, E. Papaioannou, G. Zhang, I.S. Metcalfe, F.M.B. Marques, 'High performance composite CO2 separation membranes', J. Membrane Sci. 471 (2014) 211-218. View at publisher
4.   J. Marrero-Jerez, A. Murugan, I.S. Metcalfe, P. Nuñez, 'TPR-TPD-TPO studies on CGO/NiO and CGO/CuO ceramics obtained from freeze-dried precursors', Ceram. Int. 40(9) (2014) 15175-15182. View at publisher
5.   Yousef Alqaheem, Alan Thursfield, Guangru Zhang, Ian Metcalfe, 'The   impact of sulphur contamination on the performance of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-d oxygen transport membranes', Solid State Ionics 262 (2014)   262-265. View at publisher
6.   Zhentao Wu, Alan Thursfield, Ian Metcalfe, K. Li, 'Effects of Separation Layer Thickness on Oxygen Permeation and Mechanical Strength of DL-HFMR-ScSZ', J. Membrane Sci. 415-416 (2012) 229-236. View at publisher
7.   R.V. Franca, A. Thursfield and I. S. Metcalfe, 'La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 microtubular membranes for hydrogen production from water splitting’, J. Membrane Sci. 389 (2012) 173-181. View at publisher
8.   B. Wang, B. Zydorczak, D. Poulidi I. S. Metcalfe and K. Li, ‘A further investigation of the kinetic demixing/decomposition of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 oxygen separation membranes’ J. Membrane Sci. 369 (2011) 526-535. View at publisher
9.   Joanne Hatcher, María Jesús Pascual, Danai Poulidi, Ian S. Metcalfe, ‘Development and testing of an intermediate temperature glass sealant for use in mixed ionic and electronic conducting membrane reactors’, Solid State Ionics 181 (2010) 767-774. View at publisher
10.   Mather, G.C., Poulidi, D., Thursfield, A., Pascual, M.J., Jurado, J.R., Metcalfe, I.S., ‘Hydrogen-permeation characteristics of a SrCeO3-based ceramic separation membrane: thermal, ageing and surface-modification effects’,Solid State Ionics 181 (2010) 230–235. View at publisher
11.   Metcalfe, I.S., North, M., Pasquale, R., Thursfield, A., ‘An integrated approach to energy and chemicals production’, Energy Environ. Sci. 3 (2010) 212-215. View at publisher
12.   Tan, X., Thursfield, A., Metcalfe. I. S., Li, K., ‘Analysis of the Perovskite Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membrane Reactor for the Partial Oxidation of Methane to Syngas’, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering 4 (2009) 251-258. View at publisher

 Chemical Looping

1.   A. Thursfield, A, Murugan, R, Franca and I.S. Metcalfe, 'Chemical looping and oxygen permeable ceramic membranes for hydrogen production – A review' Energy Environ. Sci. 5 (2012) 7421-7459. View at publisher
2.   A. Murugan, A. Thursfield and I. S. Metcalfe, ‘A chemical looping process for hydrogen production using iron-containing perovskites’ Energy Environ. Sci. 4 (2011) 4639-4649 . View at publisher

 Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis

1.   Naimah Ibrahim, Danai Poulidi, Ian S. Metcalfe, 'The role of sodium surface species on electrochemical promotion of catalysis in a Pt/YSZ system: The case of ethylene oxidation' J. Catal. 303 (2013) 100-109. View at publiser

Naimah Ibrahim, Mas Rahayu Jalil, Danai Poulidi, Ian S. Metcalfe, 'The role of low coverage sodium surface species on electrochemical promotion in a Pt/YSZ system' Solid State Ionics 225 (2012) 386-389. View at publisher


Naimah Ibrahim, Danai Poulidi, Maria Elena Rivas, Iain D. Baikie, Ian S. Metcalfe, 'The role of sodium surface species on oxygen charge transfer in the Pt/YSZ system' Electrochimica Acta 76 (2012) 112-119. View at publisher


Danai Poulidi, Maria Elena Rivas, Barbara Zydorczak, Zhentao Wu, Kang Li, Ian S. Metcalfe, 'Electrochemical promotion of a Pt catalyst supported on La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 − δ hollow fibre membranes', Solid State Ionics 225 (2012) 382-385. View at publisher

5.   D. Poulidi, M.E. Rivas Velazco and I. S. Metcalfe, ‘Controlled spillover in a single catalyst pellet: rate modification, mechanism and relationship with electrochemical promotion’ J. Catal. 281 (2011) 188-197. View at publisher
6.   Poulidi, D., Metcalfe, I.S, ‘In situ catalyst activity control on a novel membrane reactor - reaction driven wireless electrochemical promotion of catalysis’, Chem. Eng. Sci. 65 (2010) 446-450. View at publisher
7.   Poulidi, D., ,Mather, G.C., Tabacaru, C.N., Thursfield, A. and Metcalfe, I.S., ‘Electrochemical promotion of a platinum catalyst on the high-temperature proton conductor LaSr0.01NbO4’, Catalysis Today 146 (2009) 279-284. View at publisher
8.   Poulidi, D., Anderson, C., Metcalfe, I.S., “Remote control of the activity of a Pt catalyst supported on a mixed ionic electronic conducting membrane”, Solid State Ionics 179 (2008) 1347-1350. View at publisher
9.   Poulidi, D., Metcalfe, I.S., “Comparative studies between classical and wireless electrochemical promotion of a Pt catalyst for ethylene oxidation”, J. Appl. Electrochem 38 (2008) 1121-1126. View at publisher
10.   Poulidi, D., Thursfield, A., Metcalfe, I.S., ‘Electrochemical promotion of catalysis controlled by chemical potential difference across a mixed ionic electronic conducting ceramic membrane – an example of wireless NEMCA’, Topics in Catalysis 44 (2007) 435-449. View at publisher
11.   Poulidi, D., Mather, G.C., Metcalfe, I.S., ‘Wireless modification of catalytic activity on a mixed protonic-electronic conductor’, Solid State Ionics 178 (2007) 675-680. View at publisher

 SOFCs and H2 Storage

1.   N. Droushiotis, F. Dal Grande, M.H. Dzarfan Othman, K. Kanawka, U. Doraswami, I.S. Metcalfe, K. Li, G. Kelsall, ‘Comparison between anode-supported and electrolyte-supported Ni-CGO-LSCF micro-tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells’, Fuel Cells 14(2) (2014) 200-211. View at publisher


  Alan Thursfield, Jeremy C.H. Rossiny, Sarah Fearn, John A. Kilner, Ian S. Metcalfe, ‘A combinatorial approach to synthesis of the La0.8Sr0.2Co1 − yMnyO3 ± δ family of perovskite-type mixed conducting metal oxides and characterisation of the surface oxygen mobility’, Solid State Ionics 225 (2012) 182-185. View at publisher


  Gómez-Sainero, L.M., Baker, R.T., Vizcaíno, A., Francis, S., Calles, J., Metcalfe, I.S., Rodríguez, J.J., ‘Steam reforming of methanol with Sm2O3-CeO2 supported palladium catalysts: Influence of the thermal treatments of catalyst and support.’, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 48 (2009)8364–8372. View at publisher
4.   Baker, R.T., Gómez-Sainero, L.M., Metcalfe, I.S., ‘Pretreatment Induced Nanostructural Evolution in CeO2, Sm2O3 and CeO2/Sm2O3 - Supported Pd Catalysts for Intermediate Temperature Methanol Fuel Cells’, J Phys. Chem. C 113 (2009) 12465–12475. View at publisher
5.   Baker, R.T., Salar, R., Potter, A.R., Metcalfe, I.S., Sahibzada, M., ‘Influence of morphology on the behaviour of electrodes in a proton-conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cell’, Journal of Power Sources 191 (2009) 448–455. View at publisher
6.   Dal Grande, F., Thursfield, A., Kanawka, K., Droushiotis, N., Doraswami, U., Li, K., Kelsall, G., Metcalfe. I. S., ‘Microstructure and performance of novel Ni anode for hollow fibre solid oxide fuel cells’ Solid State Ionics 180 (2009) 800-804. View at publisher
7.   Dal Grande, F., Thursfield, A., Metcalfe. I. S., ‘Morphological control of electroless plated Ni anodes: influence on fuel cell performance’, Solid State Ionics 179 (2008) 2042–2046. View at publisher
8.   Suksamai, W., Metcalfe, I.S., ‘Measurement of proton and oxide ion fluxes in a working Y-doped BaCeO3 SOFC’, Solid State Ionics 178 (2007) 627-634. View at publisher
9.   Cresswell, D.L., Metcalfe, I.S. ‘Energy integration strategies for solid oxide fuel cell systems, Solid State Ionics 177 (2006) 1905-1910. View at publisher

 Wastewater treatment

1.   M. Eugenia Suárez-Ojeda, Ian S. Metcalfe, Josep Font and Julián Carrera, ‘Calibration of a kinetic model for wet air oxidation (WAO) of substituted phenols: influence of experimental data on model prediction and practical identifiability’, Chemical Engineering Journal 150 (2009) 328-336. View at publisher
2.   M. Eugenia Suárez-Ojeda, Julián Carrera, Ian S. Metcalfe, and Josep Font, ‘Wet air oxidation (WAO) as a precursor to biological treatment of substituted phenols: refractory nature of the WAO intermediates’, Chem. Eng. Journal 144 (2008) 205–212. View at publisher
3.   M. Eugenia Suárez-Ojeda, Jung Kim, Julián Carrera, Ian S. Metcalfe, and Josep Font, ‘Catalytic And Non-Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation of Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate: Kinetics and Biodegradability Enhancement’, J. Hazardous Materials 144  (2007) 655-662. View at publisher
4.   Kim, J.K., Metcalfe. I. S., ‘Investigation of the generation of hydroxyl radicals and their oxidative role in the presence of heterogeneous copper catalysts’, Chemosphere 69 (2007) 689–696. View at publisher
5.   Kim, J.K., Martinez, F., Metcalfe. I. S., ‘The beneficial role of use of ultrasound in heterogeneous Fenton-like system over supported copper catalysts for degradation of p-chlorophenol’ Catalysis Today 124 (2007) 224-231. View at publisher



Evangelos I. Papaioannou, Christoph Bachmann, Jonas J. Neumeier, Daniel Frankel, Herbert Over, Juergen Janek, Ian S. Metcalfe, 'Role of the Three-Phase Boundary of the Platinum–Support Interface in Catalysis: A Model Catalyst Kinetic Study', ACS Catalysis 6 (2016) 5865-5872. View at publisher. Open access