Latest Article Published in Bioelectrochemistry

I am delighted to share our latest article in Bioelectrochemistry, entitled Fe(III) oxide microparticles modulate extracellular electron transfer in anodic biofilms dominated by bacteria of the Pelobacter genus

Ok, so the title is a mouthful, but what we showed was a very interesting behaviour of a biofilm in the presence and absence of alternative electron acceptors to the anode. This behaviour was rapidly reversible and could be controlled simply by coating the bioanodes with a layer of iron oxide microparticles, or gently rinsing those particles off.

It is my first article at Université de Rennes as corresponding author!

James Behan
James Behan
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Université de Rennes 1. Working in the laboratory of Prof. Frédéric Barrière, my research focuses on the development of biogenic transition metal electrocatalysts using biofilms of metal-sequestering bacteria. I previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI) in the School of Chemistry, University College Dublin and as a postdoc and lecturer in Trinity College Dublin where I completed my PhD in physical chemistry with a focus on electrochemical and spectroscopic characterisation of nitrogenated carbon materials. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at Trinity in 2014, when I graduated at the top of my class.