Energy Storage

Electrochemical Systems Steering Group

Dr Laurie King

Dr Laurie King
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

As a Materials Chemist working in sustainable energy storage and conversion, Dr King’s research portfolio includes a broad range of experiences spanning expertise in catalysis, materials synthesis, electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, and materials characterisation. Dr. King leads the electrocatalysis research group within the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University. 


Laurie completed her PhD in the Materials Department at Imperial College London before moving to the US as a Postdoc.  In the US she worked at both the University of Wyoming and then Stanford University focusing on electrochemical and photoelectrochemical energy conversion and storage. At Stanford University, she was promoted to Research Engineer within the SUNCAT Research Centre, leading a subgroup focused on the design of catalysts for fuel cell and electrolyser applications. In that role, she collaborated with theoreticians, beamline scientists, microscopists, and numerous industrial partners such as Toyota Research Institute and Proton OnSite (Nel Hydrogen).