• 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr. Liang Wu is a Research Fellow working at the Institute for Future Transport and Cities at Coventry University. He obtained his first degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 2011 and then in 2012 a MSc degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Loughborough University. In 2013 he went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from Loughborough University before joining Coventry Univerisity in 2016. Liang has worked at Coventry University on an EU project regarding the improvement of electroplated Lead-free coatings and an Innovate UK project to develop a novel production process for renewable hydrogen from animal and human waste. He is the Lead/co-author of papers published in well-regarded industry and professional journals and presenter at national and international research conferences.


Research Interests

Applied Electrochmistry; Electrochemical deposition; Surface Engineering; Surface Modification of Materials; Materials Characterisation; Microscopy Techniques; Electrolysis process; Hydrogen Energy

Vision Statement

Hydrogen is seen as the perfect environmentally friendly fuel of the future. It can be used in fuel cells to generate electricity and greatly reduces pollution and CO2 emissions. Hydrogen energy technologies are increasingly important and leading to a technological revolution which particularly benefits the transport sector. My vision is to pursue my research in getting an in-depth understanding of the challenges in producing hydrogen from renewable sources and developing a safer and cost-effective process for hydrogen production using an electrochemical method.

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 2 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Review article

A route to a more sustainable nickel composite electrodeposit, using turmeric and a new low nickel ion concentration electrolyte

Merrill, R. J., Wu, L., Graves, J., Beddow, J., Fuentes, E. & Cobley, A., 25 Dec 2019, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 380, 125024.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nickel deposits
ion concentration
8 Downloads (Pure)

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) to Mitigate Tin Whisker Growth and Corrosion Issues on Printed Circuit Board Assemblies

Terho Kutilainen, T., Pudas, M., Ashworth, M., Lehto, T., Wu, L., Wilcox, G., Wang, J., Collander, P. & Hokka, J., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Electronic Materials. 48, 11, p. 7573-7584 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Atomic layer deposition
printed circuits
circuit boards
atomic layer epitaxy
Current density
current density
aerospace industry
11 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

Mechanism for the development of Sn-Cu alloy coatings produced by pulsed current electrodeposition

Wu, L., Graves, J. & Cobley, A., 15 Apr 2018, In : Materials Letters. 217, p. 120-127 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Metallic compounds

Effect of pulse electrodeposition on SN-CU coatings for PB-free applications

Cobley, A. J. & Wu, L., 1 Jan 2017, National Association for Surface Finishing Manufacturing and Technology Trade Show and Conference, SUR/FIN 2017. National Association for Surface Finishing, Vol. 1. p. 518-531 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Oral presentation

The electrochemical oxidation of ammonia coupled with hydrogen evolution in a C-Flow electrolyser

Liang Wu (Speaker), John Graves (Speaker)
16 Sep 201818 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

EPSRC Physical Science Early Careers Workshop

Liang Wu (Participant)
6 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

EPSRC Early Career Workshop

Liang Wu (Participant)
13 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Effect of pulse plating techniques in electrodeposited Sn-Cu Coatings for Pb-free, environmentally-friendly applications

Liang Wu (Speaker), Andrew Cobley (Speaker)
11 Sep 201712 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation