Thomas Graham Lecture
17 November 2017
Atomic-Scale Insights into Energy Materials (Batteries Included)
By Professor Saiful Islam, University of Bath
Friday 24th November 2017
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chemistry Lecture Theatre
For the next generation of clean energy technologies, the development of new materials is crucial. This talk highlights (with the aid of 3D specs) the use of advanced modelling and structural techniques to gain new insights into the chemistry of materials for lithium-ion batteries and perovskite solar cells.
Saiful obtained his BSc and PhD degrees from UCL Chemistry, completing his PhD under Professor Richard Catlow FRS. He then held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Eastman Kodak Labs in Rochester, New York, USA, working on oxide superconductors. Saiful returned to the UK to become Lecturer, then Reader, at the University of Surrey before joining the University of Bath in January 2006 as Professor of Materials Chemistry. His research interests include computer modelling of new materials for lithium (and sodium) batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and perovskite solar cells. He has recently served on the Diversity Committee of the Royal Society and is a patron of the British Humanist Association (BHA). Saiful recently presented the 80th anniversary Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (2016) on the theme of energy.
Web link: http://people.bath.ac.uk/msi20/