I am a PhD researcher in the School of Design Engineering and the Department of Materials working on extending the lifetime of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by investigating degradation processes at the cathode-electrolyte interface. My work involves combining experimental methods to trace oxygen diffusion across various types of layered half-cells and numerical modelling to better understand the material properties of these systems. The project is supervised by Dr. Sam Cooper and Dr. Ainara Aguadero.
My background is in Materials Science and Engineering, and personal interests extend from fuel cells and other electrochemical devices such as batteries and electrolysers to other fields of energy materials such as solar cell and hydrogen storage technology. I am also interested in economic and policy-related questions regarding energy materials and renewable energy as a whole.