FUSE intern 20.06.2022
nEW PHD 01.05.2022
Heimholtz-zentrum, Berlin 28.03.2022
FUSE INTERNSHIP 02.03.2022
We will be running a Faraday Institution FUSE Internship over 8 weeks during Summer 2022. We look forward to welcoming the successful applicant.
CHRISTMAS DINNER 08.12.2021
After a break last year, the Group were able to celebrate Christmas together with dinner at the Merchants in Lancaster.
From left to right, Beth, Sara, Sarah, Mangai, Bego, Joel, Laura, Nuria, Li, Harald, Alexandra, Bin, Jack and Jake.
new pdra joins the group 25.10.2021
Welcome to our new PDRA Jake Entwistle, who joins us from Sheffield University.
Jake will be working on the Innovate UK HYPERCARB project alongside industrial partners Deregallera and CPI. His work is focused on high-capacity hard carbon composite materials. This project aims to synthesize these materials at a large scale and produce commercially relevant pouch cells.
Group lunch 07.10.2021
The Tapia-Ruiz Group had lunch together to mark the start of the new academic year, we were also joined by some of John Griffin's group.
We welcomed new arrivals Chris and Bin. In the photo from left to right: Harald, Nuria, Sarah, Joel, Mangai, Bego, John, Jack, Bin, Chris and Laura.
Return to diamond light source 23.09.2021
Our PhD student Beth and Research Associate Sara visited Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron in Didcot. They used the i09 beamline to carry out Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES). They were the first to use the facilities in a long time and we’re excited to be able to visit again now restrictions have lifted.
welcome to our new pdra 02.08.2021
We welcome our new PDRA Bin Wang, joining us from the University of Manchester to work with us on The Faraday Institute's FutureCat project.
Lab re-opening 03.08.2020
We are excited to be back in the lab at a reduced capacity. We have introduced safety measures such as social distancing and wearing of masks to ensure that we can work safely.
Nuria is promoted 01.08.2020
Nuria has been promoted to Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University. Congratulations from the rest of the Group!
NEXGENNA Symposium 12.02.2020
The first NEXGENNA International Symposium on Na-ion battery technology was organised by Lancaster University. We gathered academics from international institutions, NEXGENNA partners and industry members together in a 2-day workshop with talks from leaders in their respective fields of Na-ion research.
Alistore meeting 10.12.2019
Nuria attends the biannual Alistore (European Research Institute) meeting in Castelldefels, Barcelona.
Christmas social 01.12.2019
Christmas dinner with John Griffin's group. In the picture from left to right: Sara, Tommy, Valerie, Dr John Griffin, Beth, Mangai, Luca, Colly, Alexandra, Nuria and Cindy.
Faraday meeting presentation 28.10.2019
Nuria presents the NEXGENNA project on Na-ion batteries at the Phase-2 Project kick-off meeting, with Dr. Rob Armstrong and Prof. John Irvine from the University of St. Andrews.
Diamond Light Source visit 21.10.2019
Another experiment was carried out at DLS! Members of the Tapia-Ruiz Group went to Didcot to measure operando XANES data on some materials using the B18 beamline.
Arrival of new PhD students 08.10.2019
We welcome back a former masters student in our group, Beth Murdock and have a new addition to the group, Alexandra Michail. Both will be embarking upon their PhD journey.
group involved in £12M projects 01.10.2019
Our group will be working on two projects that will focus on the study of new Li-ion and Na-ion battery materials. Nuria is the Lancaster lead on the NEXGENNA and FutureCat projects, funded by The Faraday Institute.
welcome new phd students 01.10.2019
Night out at Marco's to celebrate new PhD arrivals. In the picture from left to right: Mangai, Cindy, Beth, Alexandra, Nuria and Colly.
visit to Alba Synchrotron 10.09.2019
The Tapia-Ruiz group travels to the ALBA Synchrotron to collect operando X-ray diffraction data of dichalcogenide electrodes on BL04.
Nuria gives talk at UKES 04.09.2019
Nuria was invited to present some of the Group's most recent work at UKES, which was held at Newcastle University.