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



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:100073-100073

Offer G, Patel Y, Hales A, et al., 2020, Cool metric for lithium-ion batteries could spur progress, Nature, Vol:582, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:485-487

Feng X, Merla Y, Weng C, et al., 2020, A reliable approach of differentiating discrete sampled-data for battery diagnosis, Etransportation, Vol:3, ISSN:2590-1168, Pages:100051-100051

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

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