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.    

latest group news & social Media

FUSE Internships


We are looking for undergraduates for two Faraday Institution FUSE Internships with our group based at Imperial College London.


These internships will run for 8 weeks over Summer 2023.

Please follow this link for more details and to apply.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 4th April 2023 (EOD).

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.