Early career researcher day 



Take a deep dive into the science being conducted around the Faraday Institution and hear from 16 of our brightest PhD Researchers and Faraday Institution Research Fellows. Delegates are encouraged to connect with researchers on Slack. Passwords and details on how to access Slack were sent to delegates on 9th November (check your junk folder). 

Beth Johnston

University of Sheffield

Stabilisation of Ni-rich layered oxides for high capacity cathodes.


Keywords: Cathode, Lithium, Nickel,
Stabilisation, Synthesis 

Miguel Perez Osorio

University of Oxford

Oxygen redox chemistry of Li-rich cathodes.


Keywords: Li-rich Cathodes, Oxygen Redox,
DFT, Materials Modelling

Alexandra Morscher

University of Liverpool

Hexagonal argyrodites: a novel family of lithium ion conductors.


Keywords: Solid-State Li-ion Conductors, Argyrodite, Anti-perovskite, Structure Prediction

Virginia Echavarri-Bravo

University of Edinburgh

Selective bacteriological recovery and up-cycling of critical metals contained in Li-ion batteries.


Keywords: Bio-recycling, Up-cycling, Nanoparticles, Sustainability, Critical metals

Daniel Martín-Yerga

University of Warwick

Revealing surface structure function at negative electrodes through correlative electrochemical microscopy.


Keywords: Electrochemical Imaging, Electrochemical Microscopy, Structure-activity Relationships, Battery Characterization, Solid Electrolyte Interphase

Jodie Charlton

University of Oxford

Probing the formation and cycling of the SEI in a lithium ion battery by operando neutron reflectivity.


Keywords: Operando, SEI formation,
Depth Profiling

Jędrzej Morzy

University of Cambridge

Fabrication and testing of microbatteries for operando TEM electrochemistry.


Keywords: Electron Microscopy, Operando, Microfabrication, Microbatteries, Degradation

Jarrod Williams

University of Bath

More than the sum of its parts: multi-modal data processing in battery characterisation.


Keywords: Image Processing, Machine Learning, Multi-modal, Denoising, Super-resolution

Robert Timms

University of Oxford
Multi-scale Modelling

Open-source battery modeling with PyBaMM.


Keywords: Modelling, Software,
Reduced-order, Design, Validation

Adam Boyce

University College London

An image based model for optimised electrode microstructures.


Keywords: Modelling, Image-based, Graded, Microstructure, Fracture

Kieren O'Regan

University of Birmingham
Multi-scale Modelling

Strategy for the parameterisation of a thermal-electrochemical model for lithium-ion batteries.


Keywords: Parameterisation, Thermal,
Newman, Three-electrode, Modelling

Alireza Rastegarpanah

University of Birmingham

A rapid neural network-based state of health estimation scheme for screening of end of life electric vehicle batteries.


Keywords: Automated Disassembly,
State-of-health, Machine Learning,
Robotics, Robotized EIS

Elizabeth Driscoll

University of Birmingham

The building blocks of battery technology: inspiring the next generation of battery researchers.


Keywords: Accessibility, Outreach,
Development, Inspiration, Battery Jenga

Jennifer Allen

University of Cambridge
Degradation & NEXGENNA

Qualification and solvation of dissolved transition metals by NMR spectroscopy.


Keywords: Transition Metal Dissolution,
Battery Degradation, NMR

Robert Burrell

University of Lancaster

Identifying and managing reversible capacity losses that falsify cycle ageing tests of lithium-ion cells.


Keywords: Degradation, Reversible Capacity, Anode Overhang, Cycling, Li-ion

Wesley Dose

University of Cambridge

Potential-induced degradation in
Ni-rich Li-ion batteries.


Keywords: Li-ion Battery, Full Cell, Degradation, Slippage, Ni-rich Cathodes

Ivan Korotkin

University of Southampton
Multi-scale Modelling

An extremely fast online solver for a thermally coupled electrochemical model of Li-on battery (dis)charge.



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