About us

The Tapia-Ruiz lab focuses on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials for Energy Storage, primarily in the area of electrochemical energy storage devices such as rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors. We conduct our research in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London.


Our research goal is to provide a rational design of electrochemical energy storage materials (electrodes and electrolytes) to improve battery performance. We are interested in a range of battery chemistries, from Li-ion battery to post-lithium battery technologies. We employ a comprehensive range of lab and synchrotron-based techniques to probe materials at different length scales that allow us to gain insight into the structure-property relationships that govern the electrochemical activity in these materials.

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Job Vacancy


We are currently advertising for a Research Associate in Hard Carbon Composite Anodes for Na-Ion Batteries, this position is based at Imperial College London, White City Campus.

Please follow this link for more details and to apply.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19th December.

New PhD


Welcome Hannah. Hannah Lynn is joining the group here at Imperial from Lancaster University to study Ni and Mn disordered rocksalt cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.

Group Move to Imperial


We are pleased to announce that from 1st November 2022 the Tapia Ruiz Group will be based at Imperial College, London.

Nuria has accepted a new position as Senior Lecturer and the group and lab will be relocated to Imperial’s White City campus.

For more information on the Chemistry Department at Imperial, click here.

FUSE Intern


We welcome Hengyi Zhang to the Group. Hengyi is joining us from Oxford University as a FUSE Intern for 8 weeks over Summer. She will be working on the project 'From ground waste to batteries: using Prussian Blue from remediated ground waste as cathode material for sodium-ion batteries'.