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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

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

Research Output 2001 2019

Energy materials for a low carbon future

Saiful Islam, M., Bruce, P. G., Richard Catlow, C. A. & Nelson, J., 26 Aug 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 377, 2152, p. 20190219 3 p., 20190219.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
Open Access
Open Access

Surface phonons of lithium ion battery active materials

Benedek, P., Yazdani, N., Chen, H., Wenzler, N., Juranyi, F., Månsson, M., Islam, M. S. & Wood, V. C., 1 Feb 2019, In : Sustainable Energy and Fuels. 3, 2, p. 508-513 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
34 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


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, S. (Creator), Raithby, P. (Creator), Cameron, P. (Creator), University of Bath, 23 Jan 2018



Atomistic Modelling Studies of Fluorite- and Perovskite-Based Oxide Materials

Author: Stokes, S., 1 Jul 2010

Supervisor: Islam, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Atomistic simulation of polyanion cathode materials for lithium batteries

Author: Gardiner, G., 5 Dec 2012

Supervisor: Islam, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Beyond Lithium: Atomic-Scale Insights into Cathode Materials for Sodium and Magnesium Rechargeable Batteries

Author: Heath, J., 2 Jan 2018

Supervisor: Islam, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Computational Studies of Halide and Hybrid Perovskite Materials for Solar Cells

Author: Walsh Atkins, P., 5 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Islam, S. (Supervisor) & Eames, C. (Advisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil


Computational studies of interstitial-type oxide ion conductors for applications in solid oxide fuel cells

Author: Weaver, P., 1 Jul 2011

Supervisor: Islam, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD