Electrochemistry and Corrosion Group
Christopher M.A. Brett
Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra, PORTUGAL
Prof. Dr. Christopher Brett
Departamento de Química
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade de Coimbra
3004-535 Coimbra

Tel (direct): +351-239-854470
Fax: +351-239-827703
e-mail: cbrett@ci.uc.pt


Christopher M.A. Brett obtained his B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, UK, in 1977, and his D.Phil. in Electrochemistry from Oxford University with Prof. John Albery in 1981. In 1981 he was appointed to a Lectureship in Chemistry at Coimbra University. He was awarded the D.Sc. degree from the University of Coimbra in 2002. He is a member of CEMMPRE, Research Unit 285 of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT).

Researcher ID: D-1676-2014 Orcid ID: 0000-0002-1972-4434

Director of the Laboratory of Electroanalysis and Corrosion, Instituto Pedro Nunes, Coimbra.

Vice President (President Elect) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 2018-19 (President 2020-21).
Elected member of the Bureau 2012-15 and 2016-19. Member of the Executive Committee 2016-17. President of the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division, 2006-7; Past President 2008-9, Vice-President 2004-5, Titular Member 2000-2003.
Titular Member of Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development 2018-19, Associate Member of Green Chemistry Subcommittee 2002-17, Member of Committee on Chemical Education 2002-5. Electrochemistry Commission: Chair 2000-2001, Secretary 1998-9, 1996-2001 Titular Member, 1994-5 Associate Member.

President of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) 2007-8, (Past President 2009-10; President-Elect 2005-6; Vice-President 2003-4). Chair of ISE Publications Committee 2016-20

Vice-President (President-Elect) of the Iberian Society of Electrochemistry (Sociedade Iberoamericana de Eletroquímica (SIBAE)) 2018-20.

President of the Analytical Division of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ), 2018-20, 2003-5 and 1996-9.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and Chartered Chemist (CChem, FRSC).

Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 2015-

Present research activity in national and international projects, from fundamental research through to applications in the environmental, food and health areas concerns:
- Novel electrode materials, nanostructured materials, surface–modified electrodes and conducting polymers
- Electrochemical enzyme biosensors
- Sensors for electroanalysis of trace species using flow and injection systems
- Metallic corrosion and its inhibition, dental amalgams in biological fluids,
- Electrochemistry in ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents
- Kinetics and mechanism of electrode processes.
Further information on research

Author or co-author of more than 294 scientific articles and publications.

Co-editor of special issues of Electrochimica Acta (1998, 2004, 2012 (to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry) 2018), Analytica Chimica Acta (1999), Pure and Applied Chemistry (2001), Analytical Letters (2004, 2006), and Microchimica Acta (2008, 2010). Recently member or continuing as member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the journals “Electrochimica Acta”, “Talanta”, “Electroanalysis”, “Journal of Electrochemistry China”, “Bulletin of Electrochemistry” and “Analytical Letters”.



C.M.A. Brett and A.M. Oliveira Brett
Electrochemistry. Principles, methods and applications
Textbook, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 456 pages, June 1993. 2nd printing 1994, 3rd printing 1996, 4th printing 1998.

A.M. Oliveira Brett and C.M.A. Brett
Electroquímica. Princípios, métodos e aplicações
Translation published by Livraria Almedina, Coimbra, 496 pages, December 1996.

C.M.A. Brett and A.M. Oliveira Brett
Textbook, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 96 pages, October 1998.