Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

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



Hales A, Marzook MW, Bravo Diaz L, et al., 2020, The surface cell cooling coefficient: a standard to define heat rejection from lithium ion battery pouch cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol:167, ISSN:0013-4651

Zhao Y, Diaz LB, Patel Y, et al., 2019, How to cool lithium ion batteries: optimising cell design using a thermally coupled model, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol:166, ISSN:0013-4651, Pages:A2849-A2859

Liu X, Ai W, Naylor Marlow M, et al., 2019, The effect of cell-to-cell variations and thermal gradients on the performance and degradation of lithium-ion battery packs, Applied Energy, Vol:248, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:489-499

Hales A, Diaz LB, Marzook MW, et al., 2019, The cell cooling coefficient: A standard to define heatrejection from lithium-ion batteries, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol:166, ISSN:0013-4651, Pages:A2383-A2395

Skamniotis C, Patel Y, Elliott M, et al., 2018, Toughening and stiffening of starch food extrudates through the addition of cellulose fibres and minerals, Food Hydrocolloids, Vol:84, ISSN:0268-005X, Pages:515-528

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