Recent News

2021

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April '21


  • Saiful Q&A interview for the Humanists UK newsletter [PDF]

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March '21

  • Saiful was one of the three chairs and judges of the Energy theme (#RSCEnergy) for the RSC Poster Twitter Conference [RSC news item]

Jan '21

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  • Saiful's updated bio on the Royal Society website [Link]

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  • Congrats Nourdine - new paper in Chemistry of Materials [Journal Link]

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  • Welcome Dr Jon Cottom as new postdoc on the FI CATMAT project

2020

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Dec '20

  • Saiful provides one of the 'Science Stories' of 2020 in The Guardian [Link]

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  • JACS paper out on disordered rocksalt cathodes. Congrats Ryan. [Link]

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Sept '20

  • Battery research mentioned in issue of Bath Alumni Magazine BA2 [Link]

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  • Cosmic Science Shambles Network with Robin Ince, Helen Cserski, Andrea Sella and Saiful [Link]

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  • Launch of new Twitter account for the CATMAT project @CATMAT_FI [Link]

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Apr '20

  • Welcome to new postdocs on the Faraday Institution CATMAT project:
    Dr Kit McColl, Dr Sam Coles, Dr Adam Symington & Dr Pezhman Zarabadi-Poor

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  • Saiful's 'The Life Scientific' radio interview on BBC World Service [Link]

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  • Video of Saiful's talk at Humanists UK convention now online [Link]

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Feb '20

  • Interview with Saiful for a #NotJustALabCoat CSCT blog [Link]

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Jan '20

  • Q&A blog about Saiful declining an OBE [Link]

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  • 2020 ACS National Award winners in C&EN [Link]

2019

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Dec '19

  • Saiful provides one of the 2019 'Science Stories' of 2019 in the Guardian [Link]

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Nov '19

  • Saiful quoted in RSC Chemistry World article on sodium batteries [Link]

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  • Saiful's RSC lecture at the Royal Institution to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table [Link]

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    Oct '19

    • Saiful on BBC Radio 4 'The Life Scientific' [Link]

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    Sep '19

    • 2020 American Chemical Society Henry H. Storch Award in Energy Chemistry [Link]

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    • Faraday Institution grant (£11.2M): Next-generation lithium-ion cathode materials (CATMAT) led by Saiful as PI [Bath news] [FI site]

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    Aug '19

    • Review in Nature Materials on solid electrolytes for batteries [Link]

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    July '19

    • Saiful as main Editor: themed issue on Energy Materials published in Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A [Link]

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    May '19

    • Updated Wikipedia page [Link]

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    • Podcast interview for Pint of Science Festival[Link]

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    Jan '19

    • Saiful joins the Royal Society Public Engagement Committee [Link]

    2018

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    Dec '18

    • Highlight piece on Nature Materials paper in Joule [PDF]

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    Sept '18


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    June '18


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    • Three group members (James Dawson, Piero Canepa and Theo Famprikis) presented posters at the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB) in Kyoto, Japan

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    Apr '18

    • JACS paper on grain boundaries in solid electrolytes highlighted in MRS Bulletin[pdf][link]

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    Feb '18

    • New webpages go live for the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies [link]

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    • Energy Materials conference at the Royal Society London in Sept 2018: website is now live [link]

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    Jan '18

    • JACS paper on grain boundaries in solid electrolytes highlighted in C&EN news [pdf][link]

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    • New Faraday Institution on battery research for electric vehicles with a Multi-Scale Modelling project involving Bath Chemistry [Bath news item]

    2017

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    Nov '17

    • Jenny Heath passes her PhD viva. Congratulations Dr. Heath!

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    • Saiful gives Thomas Graham lecture & RSC Prize Talk at UCL Chemistry (Lab Dinner) [Link to photos]

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    • C&EN list of 25 Chemists you should follow on Twitter includes @SaifulChemistry

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    Sept '17

    • Jenny Heath wins Flash Poster Talk prize at 4th Energy Materials Symposium at Bath

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    • RSC News Item on Energy Materials Symposium at Bath [News]

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    Aug '17

    • Saiful becomes a Patron of Humanists UK [link]

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    Bath Taps

    June '17

    • Video of Bath Taps into Science talk with a few demos from Ri xmas lectures [link]

    Nature Comm

    May '17


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    • Nature Comm paper on perovskite solar cells highlighted in C&E news [pdf]

    Peter Day Award
    100A1 Ambassadors

    Apr '17

    • One of the first 100A1 Ambassadors of the Lloyds Register Foundation [link]

    Ri Lectures Impact Report
    • Impact report on Ri xmas lectures [link]

    Bath Taps

    Mar '17

    • Young children's blog after Saiful's Bath Taps into Science talk [link]

    CSCT Blog
    • CSCT Blog on the Family Fun Day at the Royal Institution [link]

    Ri Lectures on Chem Blog

    Feb '17

    • RSC J Materials Chem Blog on Ri xmas lectures [link]

    Materials World
    • MSI contributed to piece on lithium batteries in Materials World [pdf]

    Ri Lectures on Marketing Blog
    • Bath Uni Research Marketing Blog on Ri xmas lectures [link]

    Ri Channel
    • Three Christmas Lectures on Ri Channel [link]

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    Jan '17


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    Jan '17

    • Nature Comm paper on tunnel oxide battery materials. News items [Bath Uni]

    2016

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    Dec '16


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    Dec '16

    • Congratulations, Jenny Heath: awarded Best Talk Prize at RSC Solid State Chemistry Xmas meeting, Loughborough

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    Sept '16

    • 3rd Energy Materials Symposium at Bath [RSC News]

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    August '16


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    August '16

    • Saiful selected to be Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer [RI info]

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    June '16

    • Jenny and Hungru present posters (and Saiful gives an invited talk) at the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB), Chicago, USA

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    May '16

    • Saiful gives public talk at Pint of Science Festival (at Bath Brew House)

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    Mar '16


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    Mar '16

    • EPSRC Programme grant on next-generation lithium batteries[Bath news]

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    Feb '16

    • Letter in C&EN on lack of diversity in 2016 ACS Awards [pdf]

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    Jan '16

    2015

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    Dec '15

    • Article in RSC Chemistry World on race issues in academia [pdf][link]

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    Nov '15

    • Stephen Wood passes viva (external: Prof R. Catlow FRS) and awarded PhD. Congratulations, Dr Wood.

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    Oct '15

    • Saiful appears in the first Science Showoff event in Bath [link]

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    Sept '15


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    Aug '15

    • Nature Comm paper on perosvkite solar cells. News items [Bath: link] [Phys.org: link]

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    July '15

    • JACS paper on lithium-ion solid electrolytes highlighted in C&E news [link]

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    June '15

    • Saiful joins new Diversity Committee of the Royal Society [link]

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    Apr '15

    • Jenny Heath's submission for Images of Research [link]

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    Apr '15

    • Interview on BBC World Service Radio on new battery science [link]

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    Mar '15

    • Jenny Heath wins poster prize at the STFC Early Career Researchers Conference, Abingdon [link]

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    Jan '15

    • Short video by Pre-award grants team at Bath [link]

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    Jan '15

    • Recent JACS paper on MXenes mentioned in Chemistry and Engineering News [pdf]

    2014

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    Dec '14


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    Nov '14

    • Public talk at Ignite Cardiff using 3D specs [link]

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    Oct '14


    EMC

    Sept '14

    • Symposium on Energy Materials at Bath [link]

    RSC

    July '14

    • Royal Society Diversity Day [info]

    SUPERGEN

    July '14


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    July '14


    June '14

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    June '14

    • Research team (John Clark, Chris Eames, Stephen Wood, Alex Whiteside) present posters at the big International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Lake Como, Italy

    John Clark

    May '14

    • John Clark passes viva and awarded PhD. Congratulations, Dr Clark.

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    April '14


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    Jan '14

    2013

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    Dec '13

    • Ignite talk at Bath. More info here.

    Nov '13

    • John Clark wins a best talk prize at the MGMS Young Modellers' Forum, London. More info here.

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    Nov '13

    • Café Science talk at the Royal Society London. More info here.

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    Oct '13

    • MSI is a new member of the Equality and Diversity Advisory Network (EDAN) committee of the Royal Society.

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    Oct '13

    • Stephen Wood gives his first international conference talk (sodium battery symposium, Vitoria, Spain).

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    Sept '13

    • Jesse Dufton passes viva and awarded PhD. Congratulations.

    3D specs

    Sept '13

    • At the DTC Showcase conference, Stephen Wood is awarded the CSCT Whorrod Prize and presents his prize lecture.

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    August '13

    • Stephen Wood's first publication (in Energy & Environmental Science) and DTC news item.

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    June '13


    May '13

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    April '13


    EPSRC

    April '13


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    March '13

    • Chris Eames, David Tompsett and John Clark present posters at the International Battery Association (IBA) conference, Barcelona.

    2012

    Angewante Chemie

    Dec '12

    • John Clark's first publication (in Angewandte Chemie).

    JUAMI

    Dec '12

    • Invited lecture at first JUAMI Materials Research School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Grahame Gardiner

    Sep '12

    • Grahame Gardiner passes viva and awarded PhD. Congratulations.

    Bath science cafe

    Feb '12


    IOM3

    Jan '12

    2011

    RSC

    Dec '11

    • John Clark from the group wins a poster prize at the RSC Solid State Group xmas meeting at Liverpool.

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    Dec '11

    • MSI Profile in RSC News. View pdf

    RSC

    Nov '11

    • Invited RSC Materials Chemistry Schools lecture (at Burlington House, London). Bath news release.

    Angewandte Chemie

    Oct '11

    • Highlighted paper in Angewandte Chemie (on apatite ion conductors for fuel cells).

    InfoChem Picture

    Sept '11

    • Clean energy research featured in article in InfoChem (the student supplement to RSC Education in Chemistry). More Information...

    SSI 18

    July '11


    Cover Image of J. Mater. Chem. Volume 21 Themed Issue 27

    June '11

    • Guest Editor with Linda Nazar for Themed Issue "Advanced Materials for Lithium Batteries" in Journal of Materials Chemistry.

    Bath University

    May '11

    • Postrgraduate Research Symposium at Bath: John Clark from the group wins a 'best poster' prize.

    Chemical and Engineering News

    April '11


    BRLSI

    March '11


    Cover Image of Nature Mater. Volume 20

    March '11

    • Nature Materials paper on oxide anodes for lithium batteries

    2010

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    Dec '10

    • Grahame Gardiner from the group wins a poster prize at the RSC Solid State Group 30th anniversary xmas meeting at UCL.

    Inside Cover Image of Adv. Func. Mater. Volume 20

    Nov '10

    • Work on gallate oxide-ion conductors featured on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials.

    EPSRC

    Oct '10


    Bath University

    May '10

    • Chemistry Postrgraduate Research Symposium at Bath: Paul Weaver from the group wins one of the 'best talk' prizes.

    Cover Image of J. Mater. Chem. Volume 20

    April '10


    EPSRC

    March '10

    2009

    Cover Image MRS Bulletin

    Dec '09

    • Cover artwork (and invited review) for MRS Bulletin (Theme issue)

    Bath University

    May '09

    • Chemistry Postgraduate Research Symposium at Bath: Steve Stokes wins one of the 'best talk' prizes and Grahame Gardiner wins one of the 'best poster' prizes.

    3D specs on at the Raven!

    March '09


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    March '09

    2008

    Nature

    Sept '08


    I-SEE

    Sept '08


    Saiful Islam and Paul Raithby at the awards reception

    July '08


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    June '08

    • Interview by students at the University of Bath now on YouTube, and can be viewed here.

    March '08

    2007

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    July '07

    • Alison Jones awarded best poster prize for "Atomistic Modelling of Ion Transport and Defects in Apatite Silicate SOFC Materials" at the 16th International Conference on Solid State Ionics (SSI-16), Shanghai, China.

    May '07

    • Our work mentioned in an article on lithium ion battery research in May issue of Chemistry World.

    April '07


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    2006

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