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 (USB) in 2006. During my final year and for some time after graduation, 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. My PhD studies included a research visit to Leiden University (The Netherlands) to work on in-situ spectroelectrochemical techniques with Dr Paramaconi Rodriguez and Prof Marc Koper.

 After obtaining my PhD in 2010, I took up a postdoctoral position at the University of Bristol (UoB), 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. Within UoB, I worked closely with the Bristol Diamond Lab, the Centre for Organized Matter Chemistry, the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information and the School of Physics. My time at Bristol also included a research visit to the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain) to work on in-situ spectroscopy for electrocatalysis with Prof Elena Pastor, as well as collaborations with the University of Birmingham, the Universidad de Burgos (Spain) and the University of Manchester.

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-10048 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills I

CHE-10049 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills II

CHE-10050 Chemical Properties and Reactions

CHE-10052 Mathematical Tools and Concepts in Chemistry

CHE-10053 General Chemistry I (NXU) (Module Leader)

CHE-10055 General Chemistry II (NXU) (Module Leader)

CHE-10056 Physical Chemistry (NXU) (Module Leader)

CHE-30002 Dual Honours Research Project

CHE-30040 Chemistry Research Project

CHE-40024 Research Chemistry Topics