Materials processing for future technology 

 Research Fellows

Dr. Mehrdad Alibouri (Southampton, High Pressure Systems)

Dr. MEHRDAD ALIBOURI completed his PhD in chemical engineering at the Isfahan University of Technology in the field of nanocatalyst synthesis in supercritical fluids. He joined the University of Southampton in 2012 and now designs and tests novel high pressure systems for the SCFED Project. 

Dr. JACK BRANCH completed his PhD at the University of Southampton as a member of the SCFED Project electrochemistry team. He is now supporting the SCFED Project as a Research Fellow until his PhD Plus early career researcher grant begins.

Dr. David Cook (Southampton, Electrochemistry)

Dr. DAVID COOK completed his PhD at the University of Southampton in the field of applied nanostructured materials. After working on the proof-of-concept Basic Technology Grant, he has continued as an electrochemist on the SCFED Project. 

Dr. Xue Han (Nottingham, Supercritical Fluids)

Dr. XUE HAN completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham researching supercritical fluids. She has continued her research in this field and is involved in characterizing supercritical electrolytes and the electrodeposition aspects of the SCFED Project. 

Dr. Reza Kashtiban (Warwick, Electron Microscopy)

Dr. REZA KASHTIBAN completed his PhD in Materials Science at the University of Manchester. He joined the Microscopy Group at the University of Warwick in July 2010 and since 2013 has been providing electron microscopy characterization of nanostructures for the SCFED Project.

Dr. Jie Ke (Nottingham, Supercritical Fluids)

Dr. JIE KE completed his PhD at the University of Bath studying the electrodeposition of semiconductors. Following this he joined the SCFED Project as an electrochemist.

Dr. ANDREW LODGE completed his PhD in the field of ionic liquids for lithium-air batteries at the University of Southampton.. Since 2014 he has worked in the SCFED Project templates group developing mesoporous silica films.

Dr. Jay Naik (Southampton, Nanofabrication)

Dr. JAY NAIK completed his PhD in the field of nanotechnology at the University of Birmingham. He joined the University of Southampton in 2013 and provides characterization of the nanostructures grown using SCFED.

Dr. David Pugh (Southampton, Synthetic Chemistry)

Dr. DAVID PUGH completed his PhD in the field of organometallic chemistry at the University of Southampton. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at University College London, he returned to Southampton to develop novel electrolytes for SCFED.

Dr. Pete Richardson (Southampton, Electrochemistry)

Dr. PETE RICHARDSON completed his PhD at the University of Southampton researching electrocatalysts for water electrolysers. He then joined the SCFED Project as a member of the electrochemistry

Dr. Akhtar Rind (Southampton, Nanofabrication)

Dr. AKHTAR RIND completed his PhD in the field of thin films and photovoltaics at the University of Southampton. After working as a Process Development Engineer, he joined the SCFED Project in 2014 providing fabrication and characterization expertise.

Dr. Wenjian Zhang (Southampton, Synthetic Chemistry)

Dr. WENJIAN ZHANG completed his PhD in the field of synthetic chemistry at Cardiff University. He joined the University of Southampton in 2005 and now works in developing novel electrolytes for the SCFED Project.