The first of a series of events at the Royal Institution sponsored by the Faraday Institution, Serena presented a brief history of batteries and how they work at The Battery- Inside Out on March 12. This was followed by presentations on what materials go into the latest batteries, the geopolitical issues around sourcing materials from… Continue reading Serena presents at the Royal Institution: The Battery – inside out
In celebration of International Women's day, Serena joined colleagues at the University of Manchester for a day of celebration and discussion. Serena presented some recent research her group have been part of that has been enabled by close collaboration with diverse teams of researchers: a Leverhulme funded project between Serena, Rachel O'Reilly at the University… Continue reading Happy International Women’s day!
Congratulations to PhD student Lianne Jordan who was awarded Best Poster Prize at the 2018 Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons in Art and Archaeology Conference, for her work on cellulise-SrCO3 nanoparticle trestments for the Mary Rose in collaboration with Professor Eleanor Schofield and the Mary Rose Museum. Well done Lianne!
Congratulations to Hany on his latest work on Na-S battery materials appearing in Inorganic Chemistry. Hany has developed a new microwave-assisted approach to selectively synthesising Na2S and Na2S2 (α and β phases) which show promising electrochemical activity: Selective and Facile Synthesis of Sodium Sulfide and Sodium Disulfide Polymorphs
Congratulations to PhD student Beth Johnston who won a 3 minute thesis presentation prize at the recent Carnegie PhD Scholars Gathering 2018. Beth presented some of her latest results on nickel-containing cathodes for Li-ion batteries. Well done Beth!
Come and join our research group at Glasgow Chemistry! Two postdoctoral positions are currently available in my research group to work on battery materials through two SUPERGEN grand challenge projects: one on the development of microwave synthetic routes and structural characterisation of battery materials and the other on new organic electrodes for Li- and Na-ion… Continue reading Positions available in our group!
Congratulations to Hany on his latest paper on NASICON-type LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte (M = Zr) and electrode (M = Ti) materials, published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. This work, in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College, demonstrates a new sol-gel based synthetic approach to battery materials, with higher total conductivities for LiZr2(PO4)3 than previously… Continue reading NASICON LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte (M = Zr) and electrode (M = Ti) materials for all solid-state Li-ion batteries with high total conductivity and low interfacial resistance