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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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Research Output

Mechanochemical synthesis and ion transport properties of Na3OX (X = Cl, Br, I and BH4) antiperovskite solid electrolytes

Ahiavi, E., Dawson, J. A., Kudu, U., Courty, M., Islam, M. S., Clemens, O., Masquelier, C. & Famprikis, T., 30 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Power Sources. 471, 228489.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Strain engineering by atomic lattice locking in P2-type layered oxide cathode for high-voltage sodium-ion batteries

Yang, Y., Feng, Y., Chen, Z., Feng, Y., Huang, Q., Ma, C., Xia, Q., Liang, C., Zhou, L., Islam, M. S., Wang, P., Zhou, L., Mai, L. & Wei, W., 9 Jul 2020, In : Nano Energy. 76, 105061.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Understanding the Enhanced Stability of Bromide Substitution in Lead Iodide Perovskites

Aziz, A., Aristidou, N., Bu, X., Westbrook, R. J. E., Haque, S. A. & Islam, M. S., 14 Jan 2020, In : Chemistry of Materials. 32, 1, p. 400-409 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Depth-dependent oxygen redox activity in lithium-rich layered oxide cathodes

Naylor, A. J., Makkos, E., Maibach, J., Guerrini, N., Sobkowiak, A., Björklund, E., Lozano, J. G., Menon, A. S., Younesi, R., Roberts, M. R., Edström, K., Islam, M. S. & Bruce, P. G., 28 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 7, 44, p. 25355-25368 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)


Dataset for "Partial Cation Substitution Reduces Iodide Ion Transport in Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells"

Cameron, P. (Creator), Pering, S. (Data Collector), Ferdani, D. (Data Collector), Ghosh, D. (Researcher), Islam, S. (Supervisor) & Walker, A. (Supervisor), University of Bath, 8 Nov 2019


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