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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

Controlling Light with Anions

Islam, M.


Project: UK charity

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

Research Output 2001 2018

7 Citations

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

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
1 Citations

High voltage structural evolution and enhanced Na-ion diffusion in P2-Na2/3Ni1/3-: XMgxMn2/3O2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2) cathodes from diffraction, electrochemical and ab initio studies

Tapia-Ruiz, N., Dose, W. M., Sharma, N., Chen, H., Heath, J., Somerville, J. W., Maitra, U., Islam, M. S. & Bruce, P. G., 1 Jun 2018, In : Energy and Environmental Science. 11, 6, p. 1470-1479 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

Lead-Free Perovskite Semiconductors Based on Germanium-Tin Solid Solutions: Structural and Optoelectronic Properties

Nagane, S., Ghosh, D., Hoye, R. L. Z., Zhao, B., Ahmad, S., Walker, A. B., Saiful Islam, M., Ogale, S. & Sadhanala, A., 22 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 122, 11, p. 5940-5947 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optoelectronic devices
Solid solutions
1 Citations
Electronic properties
Solar cells
Hydrogen bonds
Positive ions


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