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Research interests

Saiful grew up in Crouch End, North London, and obtained his BSc and PhD degrees from University College London, completing his PhD in 1987 under Professor Richard Catlow FRS. He then held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Eastman Kodak Labs in Rochester, New York, USA, working on oxide superconductors. Saiful returned to the UK in 1990 to become Lecturer, then Reader, at the University of Surrey before joining the University of Bath in January 2006 as Professor of Materials Chemistry.

He is the 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer. Recent awards include the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2013-2018); RSC Sustainable Energy Award (2013); and RSC Materials Chemistry Lecturer Award (2011).

Research Interests

  • Electrode materials for lithium and sodium batteries
  • Solid electrolytes for solid-state batteries
  • Hybrid and inorganic perovskites for solar cells

For more details please see the Materials Chemistry Group webpage.

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Projects 2006 2021

Stable, scalable and eco-friendly perovskite solar cells

Islam, M.


Project: Research council

Faraday Institute Call - Multi-Scale Modelling

Islam, M. & Morgan, B.


Project: Research council

Enabling Next Generation Lithium Batteries

Islam, M.


Project: Research council

Lithium batteries

SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub

Islam, M.


Project: Research council

Energy storage
Energy policy

Energy Materials: Computational Solutions

Islam, M., Parker, S. & Walsh, A.


Project: Research council

Computational methods
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
Energy conversion
Energy storage
Electronic structure

Research Output 2001 2018

21 Citations (Scopus)

Atomic-Scale Influence of Grain Boundaries on Li-Ion Conduction in Solid Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Batteries

Dawson, J. A., Canepa, P., Famprikis, T., Masquelier, C. & Islam, M. S., 10 Jan 2018, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 140, 1, p. 362-368 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solid electrolytes
Grain boundaries
Molecular Dynamics Simulation
1 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Elucidating lithium-ion and proton dynamics in anti-perovskite solid electrolytes

Dawson, J., Attari, T. S., Chen, H., Emge, S. P., Johnston, K. E. & Islam, M., 30 Jul 2018, In : Energy & Environmental Science. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Solid electrolytes
3 Citations (Scopus)

Fluid-enhanced surface diffusion controls intraparticle phase transformations

Li, Y., Chen, H., Lim, K., Deng, H. D., Lim, J., Fraggedakis, D., Attia, P. M., Lee, S. C., Jin, N., Moškon, J., Guan, Z., Gent, W. E., Hong, J., Yu, Y. S., Gaberšček, M., Islam, M. S., Bazant, M. Z. & Chueh, W. C., 17 Sep 2018, In : Nature Materials. 17, 10, p. 915-922 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Raw Data for Azetidinium Lead Iodide for Perovskite Solar Cells

Pering, S. (Creator), Kubiak, P. (Creator), Deng, W. (Creator), Niemann, R. (Creator), Brivio, F. (Creator), Ghosh, D. (Creator), Troughton, J. R. (Creator), Jeffrey, F. (Creator), Johnson, A. (Creator), Lewis, S. (Creator), Walker, A. (Creator), Watson, T. M. (Creator), Islam, M. (Creator), Raithby, P. (Creator), Cameron, P. (Creator), University of Bath, 23 Jan 2018