Mr Alexander Pateman

DPhil Candidate in Materials

Alexander graduated from the University of Southampton in 2016 with a first-class undergraduate master’s degree in Chemistry (MChem).

For his master’s research project, Alexander worked on manganese cobalt oxides as bifunctional catalysts for electrochemical reduction and evolution of oxygen in alkaline media. He was supervised by Professor Andrea Russell and was awarded the Alan Carrington Prize for an outstanding Physical Chemistry research project. In October 2016, Alexander joined Oriel College reading for a DPhil in Materials, supervised by Professor Peter Bruce.

Alexander was the MCR President at Oriel during the 2017-18 academic year, having served as one of the MCR Social Secretaries in 2016-17, and is a member of Oriel College Boat Club.

Research interests

Alexander’s research interests centre on the chemistries of the lithium air battery, in particular the application of redox mediators to improve performance.