Professor Angel Cuesta Ciscar

Professor Angel Cuesta Ciscar
Professor Angel Cuesta Ciscar
Professor Angel Cuesta Ciscar

Personal Chair

Accepting PhDs

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O39 Meston Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
Meston Walk
AB24 3UE

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School of Natural and Computing Sciences


I obtained my PhD in Chemistry in 1996 and moved then on for three years (two of them with the support of a Marie Curie Training and Mobility of Researchers Fellowship) as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of the late Prof. D.M. Kolb at the University of Ulm (Germany).

In July 2001 I was selected as Provisional Staff Scientist at the Institute of Physical Chemistry “Rocasolano” (CSIC) in Madrid, where I promoted to Staff Scientist in December 2002 and then to the Senior Scientist scale of CSIC in March 2010.

I was appointed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen (UK) in July 2013, where I promoted to Reader in August 2016 and to Personal Chair in August 2018. I served as the Director of Research of the School of Natural and Computing Sciences from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021 and as the Interim Head of the School between 1 October 2021 and 31 August 2022.

I was awarded the CIDETEC prize for scientific research [1] 2006, and a Visiting Professorship at the Catalysis Research Centre of Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) in 2007.

Between January 2017 and December 2018 I served as Chair-Elect of Division 7 (Physical Electrochemistry) of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), as Chair of the Division between January 2019 and December 2020 and I am currently the Immediate Past-chair until December 2022.

I was member of the Editorial Board of Electrocatalysis (Springer) between 2010 and 2014. I belong to the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (Elsevier) since January 2016 and of Electrochemical Science Advances (Wiley) since 2020. I am a member of the Editorial Board of Current Opinion in Electrochemistry (Elsevier) between 1 December 2022 and 30 November 2023.

[1] The CIDETEC prize for scientific research is awarded yearly by the Electrochemistry Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), and is funded with €6,000 by CIDETEC.

External Memberships

Immediate past-Chair Division 7 ISE, 2021 - 2022

Chair Division 7, ISE, 2019 - 2020

Chair-Elect Division 7, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 2017 - 2018

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (Elsevier)

Member of the Editorial Board of Electrochemical Science Advances

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Member of the Real Sociedad Española de Química

Latest Publications

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Prizes and Awards

CIDETEC Prize for Scientific Research 2006

Visiting Professor at the Catalysis Research Centre of Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan), 2007

Special Visiting Professor at UFSCAR (São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil), 2013 - 2016


Research Overview

The work in my group is focused on the combination of classical electrochemical techniques with in situ optical spectroscopies and scanning probe microscopies, in order to obtain an as detailed as possible description of the electrode surface and the electrochemical double layer at the atomic and molecular level. I am mainly interested in problems dealing with Electrocatalysis (reaction mechanisms, reaction and surface dynamics, atomic ensemble effects) and surface nanostructuring.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Chemistry.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Chemical Physics
  • Physical Chemistry

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Funding and Grants

EP/X000931/1, Electrocatalysis in non-thermal plasmas for energy storage

PI: Angel Cuesta

Co-I: Panagiotis Kechagiopoulos

Funding Agency: EPSRC


RPG-2021-342, Time-resolved dynamics of the electrode-electrolyte interface

PI: Angel Cuesta

Funding Agency: The Leverhulme Trust


RPG-015-040, Electroreduction of carbon dioxide in room temperature ionic liquids

PI: Angel Cuesta

Co-PI: Jun Cheng

Funding Agency: The Leverhulme Trust


RF-2018-79, Sustainable materials for energy conversion and storage

PI: Angel Cuesta

Co-PI: Claudia Fernandez-Martin

Funding Agency: BEIS - UUKi



Teaching Responsibilities

I teach both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in courses covering different aspects of Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry and topics related to energy conversion and storage. I coordinate the third year Physical Chemistry Teaching Lab within CM3536.


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