Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

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410City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Niall is a postdoctoral research associate in the Electrochemical Science & Engineering group, working within the Mechanical Engineering department. His research focuses on lithium-ion batteries, studying their electrochemical and thermal performance, and investigating degradation effects.

Niall obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, working on electrochemical flow systems such as electrolysers and flow batteries for green hydrogen production and energy storage.

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Kirkaldy N, Samieian MA, Offer GJ, et al., 2022, Lithium-ion battery degradation: measuring rapid loss of active silicon in silicon-graphite composite electrodes, Acs Applied Energy Materials, Vol:5, ISSN:2574-0962, Pages:13367-13376

Huang M, Kirkaldy N, Zhao Y, et al., 2022, Quantitative characterisation of the layered structure within lithium-ion batteries using ultrasonic resonance, Journal of Energy Storage, Vol:50, ISSN:2352-152X, Pages:1-14

Ai W, Kirkaldy N, Jiang Y, et al., 2022, A composite electrode model for lithium-ion batteries with silicon/graphite negative electrodes, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:527, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:231142-231142

Li S, Kirkaldy N, Zhang C, et al., 2021, Optimal cell tab design and cooling strategy for cylindrical lithium-ion batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:492, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:1-16

Edge JS, O'Kane S, Prosser R, et al., 2021, Lithium ion battery degradation: what you need to know, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol:23, ISSN:1463-9076, Pages:8200-8221

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