Robert Weatherup

Robert's research interests lie primarily in the area of interface science – that is understanding the reactions occurring at the interfaces between materials and their environment.

Much of my group’s work involves the development of novel interface sensitive characterisation techniques and using these to understand both desirable and unwanted reactions that occur at the interfaces between functional materials during operation. This includes electrode-electrolyte interfaces in rechargeable batteries, the surfaces of heterogeneous catalyst materials in gas and liquid environments, and two-dimensional materials growing on top of flat substrates.