Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 0932yatish.patel




City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Yatish is a Research Fellow in the Mechanics of Materials group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. Having trained as a physicist before moving to engineering, His research is based around developing engineering solutions centred around scientific understanding of lithium ion batteries. His research portfolio focuses on understanding degradation mechanisms, failure modes and the limits of operation of batteries and the impact these have on system design and control.  

His current research interests include:

  • Battery safety
  • Mechanical testing of batteries
  • Thermal management
  • Battery diagnostics
  • Battery modelling
  • Battery management systems
  • Battery pack design
  • Emerging battery technologies



White G, Hales A, Patel Y, et al., 2022, Novel methods for measuring the thermal diffusivity and the thermal conductivity of a lithium-ion battery, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol:212, ISSN:1359-4311, Pages:118573-118573

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

Russell F, Hales A, White G, et al., 2022, A system for determining Li-ion cell cooling coefficients., Hardwarex, Vol:11

Diaz LB, Hales A, Marzook MW, et al., 2022, Measuring Irreversible Heat Generation in Lithium-Ion Batteries: An Experimental Methodology, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol:169, ISSN:0013-4651

Roe C, Feng X, White G, et al., 2022, Immersion cooling for lithium-ion batteries – a review, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:525, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:231094-231094

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