Calum Clenahan Particle packing in high-nickel content cathodes
October 2019 - Present
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Biography I received a First class integrated Master’s degree in chemical engineering (MEng) from Lancaster University in 2019. My fourth year dissertation concerned the investigation of the effects of freeze drying on the properties and performance of Ti3C2 MXene electrodes. My third year design project was based on the gasification of waste tyres to produce methanol via conversion of syngas. During my master’s degree I carried out a summer placement with Smart Separations Ltd investigating methods for the attachment of photoactive coatings to ceramic membranes for use in photocatalytic air purification.
Research My current research is supervised by Professor Serena Corr and Dr Rachel Smith. The project is funded by the Faraday Institution and falls under the degradation research area. The Faraday Institution is UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage science and technology, supporting research, training, and analysis. My work looks at how particle packing, size and morphology affects the electrochemical performance of high nickel content lithium ion battery cathodes, as well as optimisation of the processing of cathode slurries.