Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate







411City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Niall is currently 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, supervised by Prof. Lee Cronin, working on electrochemical flow systems for green hydrogen production and energy storage.



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

Kirkaldy N, Chisholm G, Chen J-J, et al., 2018, A practical, organic-mediated, hybrid electrolyser that decouples hydrogen production at high current densities, Chemical Science, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:1621-1626

Chisholm G, Kitson PJ, Kirkaldy ND, et al., 2014, 3D printed flow plates for the electrolysis of water: an economic and adaptable approach to device manufacture, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol:7, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:3026-3032

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