Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Research Fellow







City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Yatish is an Advanced 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.

He was awarded a PhD in 2008 which was focused on understanding the mechanical properties of polymers in extreme conditions. In 2012 he returned to the Department and join the Electrochemical Science and Engineering Group researching lithium ion batteries.

His research portfolio focuses on understanding battery degradation mechanisms, failure modes and the limits of operation of batteries and the impact these have on system design, control and safety.  

His current research interests include: 

- Safety

-Thermal management

- Diagnostics

- Modelling

- Pack Design

Yatish teaches the batteries module as part of the Automotive Design with Motorsport course on the Mechanical Engineering MEng undergraduate degree program.



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

Xie Y, Hales A, Li R, et al., 2022, Thermal management optimization for large-format lithium-ion battery using cell cooling coefficient, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol:169, ISSN:0013-4651, Pages:1-10

Marzook MW, Hales A, Patel Y, et al., 2022, Thermal evaluation of lithium-ion batteries: Defining the cylindrical cell cooling coefficient, Journal of Energy Storage, Vol:54, ISSN:2352-152X, Pages:1-9

Samieian MA, Garcia CE, Bravo Diaz L, et al., 2022, Large scale immersion bath for isothermal testing of lithium-ion cells, Hardwarex, Vol:12, ISSN:2468-0672, Pages:1-15

Samieian MA, Hales A, Patel Y, 2022, A novel experimental technique for use in fast parameterisation of equivalent circuit models for lithium-ion batteries, Batteries, Vol:8, ISSN:2313-0105, Pages:1-18

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