Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Kenneth Latham is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering

Kenneth joined Imperial College London in October 2021, working with Prof. Titirici's sustainable materials group. The span of his work has a central theme of utilizing novel conversion techniques and high level characterization methods for converting waste materials into value added products. His current project focuses on the electrospinning of lignin, a waste product of paper production, to form flexible electrically conductive electrodes for hybrid Na-ion capacitors.

Kenneth completed his PhD at the University of Newcastle, Australia (2011-2016) under the supervision of Prof. Scott Donne. His project focused on the hydrothermal carbonization of nitrogen doped materials for supercapacitor applications. Following his PhD, Kenneth was employed as a postdoc at Umea Univerisity (2017-2019), Sweden, examining the hydrothermal carbonization of lignin for water treatment applications. In 2018, Kenneth was awarded a FORMAS mobility grant to examine the conversion of pulp and paper mill sludge into carbon materials for supercapacitors.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Davey SB, Cameron AP, Latham KG, et al., 2021, Combined step potential electrochemical spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analysis of the glassy carbon electrode in an aqueous electrolyte, Electrochimica Acta, Vol:396, ISSN:0013-4686

Latham KG, Matsakas L, Figueira J, et al., 2021, Examination of how variations in lignin properties from Kraft and organosolv extraction influence the physicochemical characteristics of hydrothermal carbon, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Vol:155, ISSN:0165-2370

Latham KG, Forghani M, Dose WM, et al., 2020, Influence of counter ions of ammonium for nitrogen doping and carbon properties in hydrothermal carbonization: characterization and supercapacitor performance, Materials Advances, Vol:2, ISSN:2633-5409, Pages:384-397

Latham KG, Simone MI, Dose WM, et al., 2017, Synchrotron based NEXAFS study on nitrogen doped hydrothermal carbon: Insights into surface functionalities and formation mechanisms, Carbon, Vol:114, ISSN:0008-6223, Pages:566-578

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