Group photo, November 2021

group leader

Dr Nuria Tapia-Ruiz

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

Nuria was born in Barcelona and graduated in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona in 2009. After this, she travelled to Scotland (Glasgow) to pursue her PhD studies with Prof. Gregory in the Chemistry Department at the University of Glasgow. In 2013, she moved to the east coast of Scotland (School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews) to work as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Peter Bruce in energy storage materials. In 2014, she moved with Prof. Bruce and his research group to Oxford (Materials Department, University of Oxford) to work as a Research Fellow where she took up the role of Team Leader of the Sodium-ion battery team. She started her independent career as a Lecturer in Chemistry at Lancaster University in 2017 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2020. ​In November 2022 Nuria, her research group and lab moved to Imperial College London where she is Senior Lecturer. She currently holds a CAMS-UK fellowship. 

SUPPORT STAFF

Laura Parker

Project Administrator

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Victor Riesgo Gonzalez

Research Fellow

Hard carbon composite anodes for Na-ion batteries

v.riesgo-gonzalez17@imperial.ac.uk

Senior Research Fellow

Aqueous Zn-ion batteries

m.nagarathinam@lancaster.ac.uk

Research Fellow

High voltage spinel cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

li.zhang@imperial.ac.uk

PhD STUDENTS

Spinel  cathode materials for Mg batteries

a.michail22@imperial.ac.uk

Year 4 PhD

High voltage spinel materials for Li-ion batteries 

b.murdock22@imperial.ac.uk

Oxide-type materials for Na-ion batteries 

j.canhoto-cardoso22@imperial.ac.uk

Hard Carbons for Na-ion batteries

j.fitzpatrick22@imperial.ac.uk

Year 3 PhD

Rocksalt cathodes for Li-ion batteries

s.mckinney22@imperial.ac.uk

Year 2 PhD

Plasma Polymer Coatings for Battery Electrodes 

c.w.cook@lancaster.ac.uk

Year 2 PhD

Microporous materials in energy storage

a.rowling@lancaster.ac.uk

Year 1 PhD

Disordered rocksalt cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

h.lynn22@imperial.ac.uk

ALUMNI

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Visiting PhD Students


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