Name Dr John Henry
Job Title Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Subject(s) Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science
Tel 01902 323583
Email John.Henry@wlv.ac.uk

Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science

John obtained a Masters in Chemical Physics from the University of Edinburgh, following this he developed an interest in computational chemistry and electrochemistry while undertaking his PhD at Edinburgh. Following his PhD work he has continued to study a wide range of electrochemical systems at in Edinburgh and in Bochum.

John recently joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2014 as Lecturer in Physical Chemistry. His teaching will primarily focus on physical chemistry in the new chemistry course.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Chemical Physics (MChemPhys) from Edinburgh 2005.
  • PhD in Chemistry from Edinburgh 2009.
  • Developed an accurate method for calculating redox potentials of heteroaromatic molecules.
  • Aided in the development of a system to combine electrochemical impedance spectroscopy with nanogravimetry to study interfacial processes in situ.

Research interests span electrochemistry and photochemistry. From understanding fundamental processes to finding applications for electrochemical research.

  • B. B. Berkes, J. B. Henry, M. Huang, and A. S. Bondarenko, "Electrochemical Characterisation of Copper Thin-Film Formation on Polycrystalline Platinum," Chemphyschem, vol. 13, pp. 3210-3217, 2012.
  • F. Calle-Vallejo, M. Huang, J. B. Henry, M. T. M. Koper, and A. S. Bandarenka, "Theoretical design and experimental implementation of Ag/Au electrodes for the electrochemical reduction of nitrate," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 15, pp. 3196-3202, 2013.
  • J. B. Henry, R. J. MacDonald, H. S. Gibbad, H. McNab, and A. R. Mount, "The formation and characterisation of redox active and luminescent materials from the electrooxidation of indolizine," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 13, pp. 5235-5241, 2011.
  • J. B. Henry, A. Maljusch, M. Huang, W. Schuhmann, and A. S. Bondarenko, "Thin-Film Cu-Pt(111) Near-Surface Alloys: Active Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction," Acs Catalysis, vol. 2, pp. 1457-1460, 2012.
  • J. B. Henry, A. Maljusch, J. Tymoczko, W. Schuhmann, and A. S. Bandarenka, "Preparation of thin film Cu-Pt(111) near-surface alloys: One small step towards up-scaling model single crystal surfaces," Electrochimica Acta, vol. 112, pp. 887-893, 2013.
  • J. B. Henry and A. R. Mount, "Calculation of the Redox Properties of Aromatics and Prediction of Their Coupling Mechanism and Oligomer Redox Properties," Journal of Physical Chemistry a, vol. 113, pp. 13023-13028, 2009.
  • J. B. Henry, S. I. Wharton, E. R. Wood, H. McNab, and A. R. Mount, "Specific Indolo[3,2,1-jk]carbazole Conducting Thin-Film Materials Production by Selective Substitution," Journal of Physical Chemistry a, vol. 115, pp. 5435-5442, 2011.
  • G. Hua, J. B. Henry, Y. Li, A. R. Mount, A. M. Z. Slawin, and J. D. Woollins, "Synthesis of novel 2,5-diarylselenophenes from selenation of 1,4-diarylbutane-1,4-diones or methanol/arylacetylenes," Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 1655-1660, 2010.
  • M. Huang, J. B. Henry, B. B. Berkes, A. Maljusch, W. Schuhmann, and A. S. Bondarenko, "Towards a detailed in situ characterization of non-stationary electrocatalytic systems," Analyst, vol. 137, pp. 631-640, 2012.
  • M. Huang, J. B. Henry, P. Fortgang, J. Henig, N. Plumere, and A. S. Bandarenka, "In depth analysis of complex interfacial processes: in situ electrochemical characterization of deposition of atomic layers of Cu, Pb and Te on Pd electrodes," Rsc Advances, vol. 2, pp. 10994-11006, 2012 2012.
  • M. Huang, A. Maljusch, F. Calle-Vallejo, J. B. Henry, M. T. M. Koper, W. Schuhmann, et al., "Electrochemical formation and surface characterisation of Cu2-xTe thin films with adjustable content of Cu," RSC Advances, vol. 3, pp. 21648-21654, 2013.
  • M. Huang, A. Maljusch, J. B. Henry, W. Schuhmann, and A. S. Bondarenko, "Probing electrode/electrolyte interface during intercalation of Cu into Te," Electrochemistry Communications, vol. 20, pp. 92-96, 2012.
  • M. Kokoschka, J. B. Henry, and A. S. Bandarenka, "Multiparametric Characterization of Nonelectroactive Self-Assembled Monolayers During Their Formation," Langmuir, vol. 29, pp. 9909-9917, 2013.
  • J. W. Levell, A. Ruseckas, J. B. Henry, Y. Wang, A. D. Stretton, A. R. Mount, et al., "Fluorescence Enhancement by Symmetry Breaking in a Twisted Triphenylene Derivative," Journal of Physical Chemistry a, vol. 114, pp. 13291-13295, 2010.
  • S. W. Magennis, A. Habtemariam, O. Novakova, J. B. Henry, S. Meier, S. Parsons, et al., "Dual triggering of DNA binding and fluorescence via photoactivation of a dinuclear ruthenium(II) arene complex," Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 46, pp. 5059-5068, 2007.
  • A. Maljusch, J. B. Henry, W. Schuhmann, and A. S. Bondarenko, "A quick method for the preparation of Pt(111)-like thin films," Electrochemistry Communications, vol. 16, pp. 88-91, 2012.
  • A. Maljusch, J. B. Henry, J. Tymoczko, A. S. Bandarenka, and W. Schuhmann, "Characterisation of non-uniform functional surfaces: towards linking basic surface properties with electrocatalytic activity," Rsc Advances, vol. 4, pp. 1532-1537, 2014.
  • Y. Wang, A. D. Stretton, M. C. McConnell, P. A. Wood, S. Parsons, J. B. Henry, et al., "1,4,5,8,9,12-hexamethyltriphenylene. A molecule with a flipping twist," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 129, pp. 13193-13200, 2007.
  • S. I. Wharton, J. B. Henry, H. McNab, and A. R. Mount, "The Production and Characterisation of Novel Conducting Redox-Active Oligomeric Thin Films From Electrooxidised Indolo[3,2,1-jk]carbazole," Chemistry-a European Journal, vol. 15, pp. 5482-5490, 2009.