GROUP MEMBERS

HYEON JEONG LEE

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hyeon Jeong is researching solids electrolytes and their interfaces in solid-state batteries.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies.

ZACHARY BROWN

Postdoctoral Fellow

Zack earned his MSc at Dalhousie University, Canada, and his PhD at the University of Rhode Island, USA. With expertise in developing electrode and electrolyte materials, Zack will investigate phenomena that occur at electrode/electrolyte interfaces in solid-state battery technology.

SAM WHEELER

DPhil Candidate

Sam is developing a new battery architecture based on Prussian blue analogues. Outside the lab you can find him rowing crew for the Queen's College.

ISAAC CAPONE

DPhil Candidate

Co-supervised by Prof. Peter Bruce, Isaac is studying for his doctorate in the Pasta Group, looking at practical fabrication methods for phosphorous anodes. Isaac enjoys creating things via computer aided design.

JACK FAWDON

DPhil Candidate

Jack is exploring the synthesis and stability of ionic liquids for application in battery electrolytes. Jack is confident that, given the chance, he can convince you Steely Dan is the greatest band ever.

KEVIN HURLBUTT

DPhil Candidate

Co-supervised by Prof. Feliciano Giustino, Kevin is  working on high-throughput methods to model, synthesize, and characterize Prussian blue analogues. He enjoys classical and Shakespearean theater.

ALBERT XIAO

DPhil Candidate

Co-supervised by Prof. Nicole Grobert, Albert is studying the electrochemistry of transition metal fluoride nanoparticles for new battery technologies. He enjoys piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

JACK EVANS

DPhil Candidate

Co-supervised by Prof. Patrick Grant, Jack is researching structured and next generation electrodes using a novel layer-by-layer spray deposition technique. In his spare time he trains for the Oxford University Powerlifting team.

CHRISTOPHER DOERRER

DPhil Candidate

Co-supervised by Prof. Patrick Grant. Christopher's research focuses on novel manufacturing approaches to solid-state batteries. In his spare time he enjoys playing table tennis and football for Mansfield College

PENG TANG

DPhil Candidate

Peng is exploring single-atom electrocatalysts for water splitting. In his spare time, he likes to play football and watch movies.

DOMINIC MELVIN

DPhil Candidate

Co-Supervised by Prof. Peter Bruce and Prof. Patrick Grant, Dominic’s research is aimed at improving the performance and manufacture of solid electrolytes for solid-state batteries. In his spare time, he enjoys both watching and playing football.

Maximilian Schart

DPhil Candidate

Max studies the connection between structural and electrochemical properties of Prussian blue analogues. Outside the lab, he enjoys a good Sushi roll and Rock ‘n‘ Roll.

Shobhan Dhir

DPhil Candidate

Shobhan is researching the application of ionic liquids in sodium-ion batteries for grid-scale energy storage. In his spare time, he enjoys drumming, travelling and reading.

Giulia Galatolo

DPhil Candidate

Giulia is investigating suitable metal fluorides and ionic liquids for rechargeable fluoride ion batteries. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and spending time in the outdoors.

Brigita Darminto

DPhil Candidate

Brigita is exploring solid electrolytes for solid-state lithium metal batteries. She loves singing in the choir and chasing the aurora.

ALUMNI

MICHELE FIORE

Visiting PhD Student

Visiting from Prof. Riccardo Ruffo's group at the University of Milan-Bicocca, Michele is investigating advanced electroactive materials for alkaline ion batteries. He loves playing the bass guitar and going to music festivals all around the world, exploring the unknown...

GRETA THOMPSON

Undergraduate Intern

Greta is a Materials Science  student working  on solid state electrolytes for lithium metal batteries. In her spare time she enjoys playing football and getting involved in the music and drama scene in Oxford.

MAYA BERLINGER

Visiting Student

Maya is a visiting student from MIT working on the synthesis conditions of Prussian blue analogues. She enjoys coin collecting and visiting new cities.

CLARE HALLORAN 

Visiting Student

A visiting undergrad from MIT, Claire is investigating the movement of lithium ions through ionic liquid electrolytes. Claire keeps her arms limber after long hours in the glovebox by rowing for Mansfield College.

LINMIN ZHUO

Undergraduate Intern

Linming is a visiting student from Zhejiang university working on antiperovskite solid-state electrolytes. He enjoys watching dance and sharing happiness.

Dr. MATTEO SALAMONE

Matteo worked as a visiting PhD student in the Group looking at methods of synthesis and electrochemical characterization of PBAs.

ANNA MACDONALD

Anna investigated solid electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries to complete her Part II project and earn her master's degree.

YEBIN ZHANG

Yebin researched ways to stabilize metal anodes in lightweight, high-energy batteries during his Part II project. 

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