Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Associate







G22Molecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





Reshma holds a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton (2014). In June 2019, she completed her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked with Professor Yang Shao-Horn on understanding the fundamental processes that occur at oxide-water interfaces under electrochemical conditions that are relevant for water splitting. Since January 2020, she is a Research Associate in Professor James Durrant's group and is working on spectroelectrochemical studies of (photo)electrochemical interfaces. 



Rao RR, Kolb MJ, Giordano L, et al., 2020, Operando identification of site-dependent water oxidation activity on ruthenium dioxide single-crystal surfaces, Nature Catalysis, Vol:3, ISSN:2520-1158, Pages:516-525

Mezzavilla S, Katayama Y, Rao R, et al., 2019, Activity-or Lack Thereof-of RuO2-Based Electrodes in the Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:123, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:17765-17773

Wei C, Rao RR, Peng J, et al., 2019, Recommended Practices and Benchmark Activity for Hydrogen and Oxygen Electrocatalysis in Water Splitting and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials, ISSN:0935-9648

Rao RR, Kolb MJ, Hwang J, et al., 2018, Surface Orientation Dependent Water Dissociation on Rutile Ruthenium Dioxide, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:122, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:17802-17811

Roy C, Rao RR, Stoerzinger KA, et al., 2018, Trends in activity and dissolution on RuO2 under oxygen evolution conditions: particles versus well-defined extended surfaces, Acs Energy Letters, Vol:3, ISSN:2380-8195, Pages:2045-2051

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