Events & Talks


26th April 2021 – Thesis Prize Seminar of the Physical Crystallography Group of the BCA – Dr Viktoria Falkowski on ‘Synthesis and Topochemical Manipulation of Layered Oxychalcogenides’

17-23 April 2021 – Materials Research Society – Dr Bonan Zhu on ‘First-Principles Predictions of New Lithium Iron Oxysulfides for Battery Applications’

30th March 2021 – Tohoku University (Japan) seminar – Dr Ziheng Lu on the ‘theoretical study aiming to design new cathode materials suitable for lithium-ion batteries based on ab initio random structure searching (AIRSS).’

16th March 2021 – House of Lords Science and Technology Committee – Prof Serena Corr on the ‘Path to Net Zero


16th December – Royal Society Net Zero Aviation Workshop – Prof Serena Corr

14th December – National STEM School – Pakistan Innovation Foundation – Prof Serena Corr

3rd December – Women in STEM (hosted by RUC NuTNEC) Prof Serena Corr with a talk on ‘Batteries for Energy Storage’.

27th November – 4th December – Materials Research Society (MRS) – Dr Bonan Zhu with a talk on ‘Designing New Cathode Materials with Unbiased Sampling of the Configuration Space’

24th-26th November – Faraday Institution Conference – Dr Bonan Zhu with a poster and Flash talk on ‘Computational Discovery of Earth Abundant Cathode Materials’

24th-26th November – Faraday Institution Conference – Dr Harry Geddes with a poster and Flash talk on ‘Techniques for studying disordered cathode materials’

24th November – Faraday Institution Conference – Dr Beth Johnston on ‘Stabilisation of Ni-rich layered oxides for high capacity cathodes’

17th November 2020 – IOM3 – Nano4EVs – Latest Developments in Battery Technologies Webinar – Prof Beverley Inkson led a discussion session.

10th November 2020 – CAM-IES Monthly Webinars – Dr Bonan Zhu on ‘Revealing interface structures between fluorite and perovskite materials’

3rd November 2020 – PCG-SCMP Winter Meeting 2020 – Dr Harry Geddes on ‘Non-negative matrix factorisation: an unexploited tool for characterising complex materials’

30th October 2020 – University of Arizona MateriAIZ Seminar – Prof Serena Corr on ‘ Designing Synthetic Strategies and In Situ Monitoring for Next-generation Battery Materials

22nd October 2020 – Royal Institution Lecture – Prof Serena Corr on ‘ The Hunt for New Batteries’

20th October 2020 – FutureCat Virtual All Hands Meeting – Talks by: Prof Serena Corr, Dr Alisyn Nedoma & Dr Sam Booth, Dr Ziheng Lu, Dr Beth Johnston, Dr Viktoria Falkowski, Dr Joe Stallard & Dr Laura Wheatcroft.  Guest speaker: Mr Simon Price, Exawatt

13th August 2020 – Royal Society of Chemistry SSCG Webinars 2020 – Dr Beth Johnston on ‘High nickel content layered oxide cathodes for Li-ion batteries’

15th July 2020 – Faraday Institution Masterclass – Prof Serena Corr on ‘Synthesis Methodologies and operando characterisation of battery materials’

24th June 2020 – Faraday Institution Masterclass – Dr John Griffin on ‘NMR Crystallography in Energy Materials Research’

9th March 2020 – FutureCat & Henry Royce Institute Sheffield hosted event – ‘Advanced Battery Characterisation’

3rd February 2020 –  iWish Inspiring Women in STEM, Royal Dublin Society – Prof Serena Corr on ‘Energy storage for a sustainable future’


9th December 2019 – Chemistry in Action, University of Salford – Prof Serena Corr on ‘Energy storage for a sustainable future’

1st December 2019 –  Materials Research Society (Fall Meeting, Boston) – Dr Beth Johnston on ‘Doped high nickel content layered oxides for high energy density electrodes’

1st September 2019 – Euromat (Stockholm) – Dr Beth Johnston on ‘Microwave assisted synthesis of high nickel content layered oxides’

12 March 2019 – Royal Institution Lecture – Prof Serena Corr on ‘The Battery Inside Out’

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