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Electron Microscopy Group



My research concerns with the study of nanomaterials for energy applications with an overarching objective to tackle climate change.

I am currently working with Prof. Caterina Ducati on the application of advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques to study energy materials and devices such as batteries. I am particularly interested in studying battery electrodes via in-situ TEM in a sealed liquid cell (during charge-discharge cycles) to probe the degradation mechanisms at play at a micro-/nano-scale. My work also involves carrying out a complementing detailed study of pristine as well as cycled battery materials in parallel, which might further help understand electrode degradation. 

Prior to Cambridge, my research at Oxford focused on fabrication and characterisation of polymer-nanocomposite based dielectrics for more-electric aircraft, and electron microscopy based studies of electrodes for super-capacitors and Li-ion batteries.


Key publications:

  • Spray printing of self-assembled porous structures for high power battery electrodes, J. Mater. Chem. A, 6 (2018), 13133 (DOI: 10.1039/C8TA02920B).
  • Production of hollow and porous Fe2O3 from industrial mill scale and its potential for large-scale electrochemical energy storage applications, J. Mater. Chem. A, 4 (2016), 2597 (DOI: 10.1039/C5TA09141A).
  • Engineering the nanostructure of a polymer-nanocomposite film containing Ti-based core-shell particles to enhance dielectric response, Nanoscale, 7 (2015), 15727 (DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03824C).
  • Fe3O4/carbon nanofibres with necklace architecture for enhanced electrochemical energy storage, J. Mater. Chem. A, 3 (2015), 14245 (DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02210J).



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