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



Li S, Kirkaldy N, Zhang C, et al., 2021, Optimal cell tab design and cooling strategy for cylindrical lithium-ion batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:492, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:229594-229594

Hua X, Heckel C, Modrow N, et al., 2021, The prismatic surface cell cooling coefficient: A novel cell design optimisation tool & thermal parameterization method for a 3D discretised electro-thermal equivalent-circuit model, Etransportation, Vol:7

Hales A, Prosser R, Bravo Diaz L, et al., 2020, The Cell Cooling Coefficient as a design tool to optimise thermal management of lithium-ion cells in battery packs, Etransportation, Vol:6

Bravo Diaz L, He X, Hu Z, et al., 2020, Review—meta-review of fire safety of lithium-ion batteries: industry challenges and research contributions, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol:167, ISSN:0013-4651, Pages:1-14

Dondelewski O, Szemberg O’Connor T, Zhao Y, et al., 2020, The role of cell geometry when selecting tab or surface cooling to minimise cell degradation, Etransportation, Vol:5, ISSN:2590-1168, Pages:1-12

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