Dr Nuria Tapia Ruiz

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interests focus on fundamental chemistry aspects of materials for energy storage, particularly for lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery technologies. By developing a profound understanding of the physical and chemical nature of the materials of study, specific material tailoring can be done to enhance the material electrochemical performance. We make wide use of diffraction and spectroscopic techniques to characterise our materials. This involves regular trips to central facilities outside Lancaster; e.g. Diamond synchrotron and ISIS neutron spallation source @ Oxford and ESRF @ Grenoble (France). Structural characterisation is done in parallel with battery testing, which is performed in state-of-the-art facilities in our brand new Chemistry Department. Our long-term mission is to fabricate a new generation of batteries which will outperform the existing ones to deliver higher energy density, cheaper, safer and longer-lasting.

Sara Costa
Hosting an academic visitor

Jessica Lefevr
Hosting an academic visitor

Palanivel Molaiyan
Hosting an academic visitor

Royal Society of Chemistry (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

Peer-review of grant applications
Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Batteries (Journal)
Editorial activity

Advanced Energy Materials (Journal)
Publication peer-review

ChemElectroChem (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Electrochimica Acta (Journal)
Publication peer-review

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Turning point "lunch and learn session"
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Licentiate thesis
Examination

Christos Gouroyannis
Hosting an academic visitor

Organising successful events
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Getting focussed
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Writing Successful, High Impact Grant Proposals
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Engaging parliament and policy makers with academic research
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Grant Writing Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Supergen (External organisation)
Membership of board

ALISTORE European Research Institute (External organisation)
Membership of network

Sustainable Energy and Fuels (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Materials Today Energy (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Energy and Environmental Science (Journal)
Publication peer-review

STFC batteries (External organisation)
Membership of network

SFTC Experimental Design Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

STFC Batteries Proof of Concept Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Energy Lancaster
  • Physical and Analytical Chemistry