Dr Jay D. Wadhawan

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Engineering and Computer Science


01482 466354

Jay Wadhawan is an electrochemical engineer. He has authored approximately 80 research publications, supervised approximately 15 postgraduate researchers and over 100 undergraduate research projects (in Chemistry, Physics and Engineering). He has been an independent researcher for the last 12 years, and holds an H-index of 25. He was Vice-Chair of Division 6 of the International Society of Electrochemistry (2011-2014), and has been a Visiting Professor at several universities in France and Brazil. In 2015, he was awarded the Hull University Union Student-led Teaching Award for “Best Supervisor”, and was shortlisted for the 2017 HUU SLTA for “Overall Outstanding Achievement".


Research Interests

Electrochemical engineering

Electrochemical technology

Electrochemical sensors

Optochemical sensors

Electrochemical systems and devices for energy conversion and storage

Research groups

Electrochemical Engineering Group


Programmes taught on

Modules list

Current teaching

Module 57223 Chemistry Laboratory in Process Safety & Chemistry;

Module 57224 Chemistry and Chemistry Laboratory in Engineering Mathematics & Chemical Reactivity;

Module 57302 Mass Transport 2 in Transport Processes II & Engineering Thermodynamics ; Module 57303 Chemistry Laboratory in Chemical Dynamics and Dynamics and Statics of Process Equipment;

Module 57157/57175 Undergraduate Project Supervisor;

Module 57212: Engineering Global Challenge 1, group mentor;

Module 57154: Chemical Engineering Design, Chemistry lecture;

Module 57149: Chemical Engineering Design Project, secondary group mentor;

Module 57270: Electrochemical Systems for Grid Storage in Power Distribution, Energy Storage and Control.

Future Teaching:

Chemical Thermodynamics in Chemical Thermodynamics & Process Simulation (from 2017); Sustainability in Chemical Industries in Heat Integration & Sustainability in Chemical Industries (from 2017);

Electrochemical Engineering and Product Development (whole module from 2018).

Research PhDs

Electrochemical science, engineering and technology.

Optochemical sensors

Completed PhDs 

Electrochemical science, engineering and technology.

Optochemical sensors

Current PhD supervisors

Three PhD students

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

PGCertHE (Hull)


External roles

Associate Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and an accredited practitioner in PRINCE2 project management.

Awards and accolades

Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship 2003-2005

Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) degree in Electrochemistry Sensor Engineering, Oxford University, 2003

Master of Chemistry (M.Chem.) degree (with Honours) in Chemistry within the First Class, with Distinction in Quantum Chemistry Supplementary Subject, Oxford University, 2000

Casberd Scholarship (1997-2000)

Turbutt Prize (1998)