Tim Albrecht

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Dr Tim Albrecht

Telephone Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 3704
Telephone Extension: 
3 704
Fax Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 5801
Research Interests: 
Surface modification and functionalisation on single-crystal electrodes
Single-molecule conductance and molecular electronics
Electrochemical scanning tunnelling microscopy (EC-STM)
Chip-based nanoscale electrodes
Theory of interfacial charge transfer at the nanoscale
  • Chemistry studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (1995-2000)
  • Master thesis in Atmospheric Chemistry (2000), after visits at UC Berkeley and the EU Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy
  • PhD studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Radiation Chemistry (now Bioinorganic Chemistry), working on heterogeneous charge transfer processes of proteins on metal surfaces (2000-2003)
  • Visits to the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica in Oeiras, Portugal, and Prof. Jens Ulstrup’s group at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby (2001, 2002)
  • PhD degree from the Technical University of Berlin (2003)
  • Research Assistant Professor with Prof. Jens Ulstrup at the Technical University of Denmark (2003-2006)
  • Appointed to a lecturer position at Imperial College London, Chemistry Department (2006-)
External positions held: 

I am reviewer for a number of scientific journals in the field of electrochemistry, physical chemistry, and chemical physics.

Memberships : 

I am member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the International Society of Electrochemistry.


I have been involved in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for example in a “nanochemistry” course for 1st year students.