August 2017 - Present
Uppsala University, Sweden


Investigating interfacial reactions in cathodes and anodes for lithium-, sodium-, and potassium-ion batteries, with a focus on using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, both in-house and at synchrotron facilities. Leading two projects on non-flammable electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries. Completed a project on sustainable 'green' binders for next-generation electrodes.

Supervisor to a PhD student, a postdoctoral researcher, and co-supervisor to two PhD students.

Teaching in courses at Uppsala as well as for Dalarna University, Luleå University of Technology, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm). Three-week 'Supervising PhD Students' and five-week 'Academic Teacher Training' courses completed (2020/21).

Participating in projects: BIG-MAP , SIMBA , ECO2LIB , CoFBAT , COBRA , HYDRA .

Previous projects: LiRichFCC , SintBat , Sirius , ALIM .

October 2013 - October 2014            October 2014 - July 2017
University of St Andrews, UK            University of Oxford, UK

Research Fellow

Supervisor: Prof. Peter Bruce

Working with industrially-funded research projects, developing next-generation silicon anodes, and investigating oxygen-redox processes in cathodes for lithium-ion batteries. Collaborations with University of Bath and Oxford Physics department. Focus on battery testing, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy.

June 2009 - December 2009
Centre for Electrochemical Surface Technology (CEST), Austria

Junior Researcher [Industrial Placement]

Supervisor: Dr. Adam Whitehead

Project title: “Erosion Resistant Metal Layers on Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) for Low-Drag Aircraft”.