Dr Daniela Plana

Title: Chemistry Teaching Fellow
Phone: +44 1782 7 34998
Email: d.plana@keele.ac.uk
Location: Lennard Jones 1.46
Role: School Internationalisation Director
Contacting me: Try my office or arrange an appointment by email
Daniella Plana

I was born in Venezuela, where I graduated with a Chemistry degree from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in 2006. During my final year I worked in the Electrochemistry Laboratory at the USB, studying electrochemical wastewater treatment, under the supervision of Prof Carlos Borrás. I then moved to the UK to study for a PhD at the University of Manchester, working on copper electroless deposition, under the supervision of Prof Robert A.W. Dryfe. After obtaining my PhD in 2010, I took up a postdoctoral position at the University of Bristol, working with Prof David J. Fermín. Based in the Bristol Electrochemistry Group for 5 years, I worked on a range of topics centred on electrocatalysis. I joined Keele in 2015 as a Teaching Fellow in Chemistry. In addition to teaching on the Chemistry programmes at Keele, I have been heavily involved in the 3+1 joint degree between Keele University and Nanjing Xiaozhuang University (China).

During my career I have specialised in Electrochemistry, mainly involvinging work related to Electrocatalysis and Materials for Energy and the Environment. I'm interested in and have worked on a variety of topics such as generation of fuels from greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide reduction and methane oxidation), electrocatalysis for fuel cells, diamond electrochemistry, metal deposition, materials for energy and electrochemical water remediation.


CHE-10061 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills

CHE-10063 Chemical Structure and Reactivity

CHE-20030 Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry

CHE-30032 Advanced Chemical Analysis (Module Leader)

CHE-30049 Applied Chemistry 2 (Module Leader)

CHE-30050 Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry Research Project

CHE-30051 Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry Dissertation

CHE-40024 Research Chemistry Topics

CHE-40024 MChem Research Project