Imperial College London

Dr Rowena Brugge

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Research Associate



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110Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Rowena is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Materials, investigating the properties of solid state lithium ion battery materials for next generation energy storage. Her current research interests include the development and understanding of novel materials and interfaces in an all-solid-state battery framework, probing the transport and chemical properties, working in the Aguadero Research Group. She is also developing isotope tracer experiments and modelling methods for probing lithium diffusion in battery materials, with Dr Sam Cooper in the Dyson School of Design Engineering, as part of the Multiscale Modelling Fast Start Project funded by the Faraday Institution.

Prior to working as a research associate, Rowena obtained her MChem (Hons) from the University of Oxford in 2013, and her PhD on garnet-type ceramic electrolytes for solid state lithium batteries under the supervision of Dr Ainara Aguadero and Professor John Kilner in the Department of Materials at Imperial in 2018.

Rowena is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Electrochemical Society.



Brugge RH, Pesci FM, Cavallaro A, et al., 2020, The origin of chemical inhomogeneity in garnet electrolytes and its impact on the electrochemical performance, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:8, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:14265-14276

Pesci FM, Bertei A, Brugge RH, et al., 2020, Establishing ultra-low activation energies for lithium transport in garnet electrolytes., Acs Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol:12, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:32086-32816

Brugge RH, Kilner JA, Aguadero A, 2019, Germanium as a donor dopant in garnet electrolytes, Solid State Ionics, Vol:337, ISSN:0167-2738, Pages:154-160

Manalastas W, Rikarte J, Chater RJ, et al., 2019, Mechanical failure of garnet electrolytes during Li electrodeposition observed by in-operando microscopy, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:412, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:287-293

Pesci FM, Brugge RH, Hekselman AKO, et al., 2018, Elucidating the role of dopants in the critical current density for dendrite formation in garnet electrolytes, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:19817-19827

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