Professor Saiful Islam, Professor of Computational Materials Chemistry, University of Bath
Abstract: For the next generation of clean energy technologies, the development and fundamental understanding of new materials are crucial. With the aid of 3D glasses, this talk highlights the use of advanced modelling methods in synergy with experiment to gain new insights into the properties of materials for lithium batteries and perovskite solar cells.
[Research details at: http://people.bath.ac.uk/msi20 ]
Saiful grew up in Crouch End, north London, and obtained his BSc and PhD degrees from University College London, 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 2006 as Professor of Materials Chemistry.
His research interests include computer modelling of new materials for lithium (and sodium) batteries and perovskite solar cells. He recently served on the Diversity Committee of the Royal Society and is a Patron of Humanists UK. Saiful presented the 80th anniversary Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (2016) on the theme of energy. His outside interests include family breaks (as a dad to two), indie music (The Smiths et al.), progressive politics and football.
- When: Tuesday 24th April 2018, 4.30-5.45pm
- Where: University of Bath, 8 West 3.22, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
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