Dr Phil Chater obtained his MSci degree in Chemistry and PhD on hydrogen storage materials from the University of Birmingham (U.K.). He worked as post-doc at the University of Birmingham and the University of Liverpool before joining Diamond Light Source in 2013. Phil is now the Principal Beamline Scientist for the I15-1 X-ray Pair Distribution Function beamline. The main theme underlying their research is the structural determination of energy materials using local structure and powder diffraction methods. As part of the FutureCat project, Phil will be working on the study of cathode structure through X-ray diffraction computed tomography.