Dr. Caren Billing

About The Author

Dr Caren Billing is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. After completing a BSc(Hons) in 1992 she joined Mintek where she worked in the Analytical Division for 8 years and rose through the ranks to Senior Scientist, Service Supervisor and Technical Manager. It is during this time that she completed an MSc (part-time) in electroanalytical chemistry and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2000. She later moved to the University of the Witwatersrand and completed her PhD (part-time) in 2012.

Her research involves developing protocols using electrochemical techniques to study metal-ligand equilibria and she has a particular interest in Bi(III) coordination chemistry. She has also recently embarked on new research activities in the field of energy materials within the Materials for Energy Research Group (MERG) at the university. This work involves studying the electrochemical properties of materials with possible application to energy related devices such as solar cells, fuel cells and batteries. It is aimed to do variable temperature electrochemical impedance studies and link that to variable temperature results obtained from powder x-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy.

Advances in Engineering featured article: Variable temperature complexation studies of Cd(II)-dipicolinic acid revealing an endothermically formed species at T = 313 K