Dr Kathryn Toghill


Research Overview

Finding a way to implement a long-term and sustainable global energy economy is a key challenge of the 21st century. Renewable energy sources have advanced tremendously in the past 10 years, but these developments are fundamentally limited by a lack of suitable storage systems for intermittent energy. My research aims to further harness intermittent wind and solar power by developing flexible, low-cost electrochemical energy storage systems (i.e. redox flow batteries), and explore electrochemical CO2 reduction to synthetic fuels. My focus is on using low cost, environmentally friendly materials that have real world, long-term potential as viable energy carriers in the future global energy network.

Stability of molecular radicals in organic non-aqueous redox flow batteries: A mini review
Armstrong, C.G., Toghill, K.E. 06/2018 In: Electrochemistry Communications. 91, p. 19-24. 6 p.
Journal article

Electrified Interfaces: Foreword 14th International Conference, 3-8 July 2016, Singapore Foreword
Hoster, H., Toghill, K., Xu, Z.(. 20/09/2017 In: Electrochimica Acta. 249, 2 p.

Cobalt(II) complexes with azole-pyridine type ligands for non-aqueous redox-flow batteries: tunable electrochemistry via structural modification
Armstrong, C.G., Toghill, K.E. 1/05/2017 In: Journal of Power Sources. 349, p. 121-129. 9 p.
Journal article

All-vanadium dual circuit redox flow battery for renewable hydrogen generation and desulfurisation
Peljo, P., Vrubel, H., Amstutz, V., Pandard, J., Morgado, J., Santasalo-Aarnio, A., Lloyd, D., Gumy, F., Dennison, C.R., Toghill, K.E., Girault, H.H. 21/03/2016 In: Green Chemistry. 18, 6, p. 1785-1797. 13 p.
Journal article

Redox flow batteries, hydrogen and distributed storage
Dennison, C.R., Vrubel, H., Amstutz, V., Peljo, P., Toghill, K.E., Girault, H.H. 1/12/2015 In: CHIMIA. 69, 12, p. 753-758. 6 p.
Journal article

Designing flow batteries with new chemistries: becoming a jack-of-all-trades to master one
Toghill, K.E. 26/11/2015

Macroscopic indicators of fault diagnosis and ageing in electrochemical double layer capacitors
Torregrossa, D., Toghill, K.E., Amstutz, V., Girault, H.H., Paolone, M. 08/2015 In: Journal of Energy Storage. 2, p. 8-24. 17 p.
Journal article

Understanding the ageing process, recovering phase and fault diagnosis of electrochemical double layer capacitors
Torregrossa, D., Toghill, K.E., Girault, H.H., Paolone, M. 19/02/2015 In: 2014 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. p. 239-244. 6 p. ISBN: 9781479952380.
Conference contribution

Developments in the design, fabrication and implementation of the dual circuit redox flow battery
Toghill, K., Amstutz, V., Peljo, P., Vrubel, H., Girault, H.H. 07/2014
Conference paper

Electrochemistry in supercritical fluids: a mini review
Toghill, K.E., Mendez, M.A., Voyame, P. 07/2014
Literature review

Renewable hydrogen generation from a dual-circuit redox flow battery
Amstutz, V., Toghill, K.E., Powlesland, F., Vrubel, H., Comninellis, C., Hu, X., Girault, H.H. 07/2014 In: Energy and Environmental Science. 7, 7, p. 2350-2358. 9 p.
Journal article

Role of electrolytes in vanadium-cerium flow batteries.
Girault, H.H., Amstutz, V., Toghill, K.E., Peljo, P. 2014

The role of electrolytes in vanadium-cerium flow batteries.
Amstutz, V., Toghill, K., Peljo, P., Girault, H.H. 2014 In: Preprints - American Chemical Society, Division of Energy and Fuels. 59, 1, p. 559. 1 p.
Journal article

Photoreduction of CO2 using [Ru(bpy)(2)(CO)L](n+) catalysts in biphasic solution/supercritical CO2 systems
Voyame, P., Toghill, K.E., Mendez, M.A., Girault, H.H. 7/10/2013 In: Inorganic Chemistry. 52, 19, p. 10949-10957. 9 p.
Journal article

Redox flow battery for hydrogen generation.
Amstutz, V., Toghill, K.E., Comninellis, C., Girault, H.H. 12/09/2013

Anodic stripping voltammetry of antimony at unmodified carbon electrodes
Lu, M., Toghill, K.E., Phillips, M.A., Compton, R.G. 1/02/2013 In: International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry. 93, 2, p. 213-227. 15 p.
Journal article

Steady-state macroscale voltammetry in a supercritical carbon dioxide medium
Toghill, K.E., Voyame, P., Momotenko, D., Olaya, A.J., Girault, H.H. 2013 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 15, 3, p. 972-978. 7 p.
Journal article

New electrochemical methods
Batchelor-McAuley, C., Dickinson, E.J.F., Rees, N.V., Toghill, K.E., Compton, R.G. 17/01/2012
Literature review

Electroanalytical determination of antimony
Toghill, K.E., Lu, M., Compton, R.G. 08/2011
Literature review

Simultaneous detection of trace cadmium(II) and lead(II) using an unmodified edge plane pyrolytic graphite electrode
Lu, M., Toghill, K.E., Compton, R.G. 05/2011 In: Electroanalysis. 23, 5, p. 1089-1094. 6 p.
Journal article

Nickel nanoparticle modified BDD electrode shows an electrocatalytic response to adenine and DNA in aqueous alkaline media
Harfield, J.C., Toghill, K.E., Batchelor-McAuley, C., Downing, C., Compton, R.G. 04/2011 In: Electroanalysis. 23, 4, p. 931-938. 8 p.
Journal article

Electrochemical non-enzymatic glucose sensors: a perspective and an evaluation
Toghill, K.E., Compton, R.G. 09/2010 In: International Journal of Electrochemical Science. 5, 9, p. 1246-1301. 56 p.
Journal article

Metal nanoparticle modified boron doped diamond electrodes for use in electroanalysis
Toghill, K.E., Compton, R.G. 09/2010 In: Electroanalysis. 22, 17-18, p. 1947-1956. 10 p.
Journal article

The non-enzymatic determination of glucose using an electrolytically fabricated nickel microparticle modified boron-doped diamond electrode or nickel foil electrode
Toghill, K.E., Xiao, L., Phillips, M.A., Compton, R.G. 3/06/2010 In: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 147, 2, p. 642-652. 11 p.
Journal article

The determination of methanol using an electrolytically fabricated nickel microparticle modified boron doped diamond electrode
Toghill, K.E., Xiao, L., Stradiotto, N.R., Compton, R.G. 03/2010 In: Electroanalysis. 22, 5, p. 491-500. 10 p.
Journal article

The fabrication and characterization of a nickel nanoparticle modified boron doped diamond electrode for electrocatalysis of primary alcohol oxidation
Stradiotto, N.R., Toghill, K.E., Xiao, L., Moshar, A., Compton, R.G. 12/2009 In: Electroanalysis. 21, 24, p. 2627-2633. 7 p.
Journal article

Electroanalytical determination of cadmium(II) and lead(II) using an antimony nanoparticle modified boron-doped diamond electrode
Toghill, K.E., Xiao, L., Wildgoose, G.G., Compton, R.G. 05/2009 In: Electroanalysis. 21, 10, p. 1113-1118. 6 p.
Journal article

The stripping voltammetry of hemispherical deposits under electrochemically irreversible conditions: a comparison of the stripping voltammetry of bismuth on boron-doped diamond and Au(111) electrodes
Jones, S.E.W., Toghill, K.E., Zheng, S.H., Morin, S., Compton, R.G. 19/02/2009 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 113, 7, p. 2846-2854. 9 p.
Journal article

The fabrication and characterization of a bismuth nanoparticle modified boron doped diamond electrode and its application to the simultaneous determination of cadmium(II) and lead(II)
Toghill, K.E., Wildgoose, G.G., Moshar, A., Mulcahy, C., Compton, R.G. 08/2008 In: Electroanalysis. 20, 16, p. 1731-1737. 7 p.
Journal article

Electrochemical opening of single-walled carbon nanotubes filled with metal halides and with closed ends
Holloway, A.F., Toghill, K., Wildgoose, G.G., Compton, R.G., Ward, M.A.H., Tobias, G., Llewellyn, S.A., Ballesteros, B., Green, M.L.H., Crossley, A. 17/07/2008 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112, 28, p. 10389-10397. 9 p.
Journal article

Mixed lithium/sodium iron fluorophosphate cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
Nazar, L.F., Makahnouk, M., Ellis, B., Toghill, K., Makimura, Y. 26/06/2008

A multifunctional 3.5 V iron-based phosphate cathode for rechargeable batteries
Ellis, B.L., Makahnouk, W.R.M., Makimura, Y., Toghill, K., Nazar, L.F. 10/2007 In: Nature Materials. 6, 10, 5 p.

UK Redox Flow Battery Network
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The Braer Oil Disaster: The Clean Up
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

The Art of Chemistry

  • Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • Energy Lancaster