News & Media


March (2023)

Nature Energy paper involving a few of our colleagues “Delocalized electron holes on oxygen in a battery cathode” got a News & Views piece. Read “Capturing the hole states of oxygen” here! (link)

We’re very excited to see Rob House recognised as a top scientist and innovator in #forbes30under30. Congratulation, Rob! Read more here! (link)

January (2023)

Successful full CATMAT project meeting took place in Birmingham on 30th January with the participation of Faraday Institution representatives. Thank you all for being there with us! See photos here (link)


December (2022)

The Faraday Institution 2021/22 Annual Report was released. Download it here! (link) CATMAT was featured on pages 42-43.

October (2022)

Prof Saiful Islam gave his Inauguration Lecture as a Statutory Professor at the University of Oxford, Department of Materials. Lecture took place in St. Annes College on 17th October. He discussed Li-battery cathode materials using 3D glasses.

September (2022)

Congratulations to Dr Andrey Poletayev who has just won the YESS Award 2022 (first prize) from the French battery network RS2E (Réseau sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l’Energie). The prize will be officially awarded during the Batteries 2022 conference in Lyon on Oct 19th.

Congratulations to Dr Samuel Coles who won a prize at the Research Computing Symposium at Bath for a talk on his CATMAT cathode material.

August (2022)

Congratulations to Professor Saiful Islam who became 2022 The Hughes Medal Winner. The Hughes Medal 2022 was given to Saiful for outstanding contributions to the deeper understanding of atomistic processes in new materials for use in energy applications, especially those related to lithium batteries and perovskite solar cells (link) (link)

June (2022)

Congratulations to Professor Sir Peter Bruce who became 2022 Longstaff Prize Winner. The Longstaff Prize is given to an RSC member who has done the most to advance the science of chemistry (link)

Full CATMAT consortium meeting took place in Oxford on 1st June with the participation of Faraday Institution representatives. Thank you all for being there with us!

Congratulations to Professor Dame Clare Grey and Professor Sir Peter Bruce to be honoured by the Queen’s Birthday Honours which mark the extraordinary contributions and service of people across the UK (link)

March (2022)

Congratulations to Isabella Stephens to be FUSE22 mentor! Read more (link)

January (2022)


November (2021)

September (2021)

Congratulations to PhD student Hollie Richards for winning a poster prize at the Bolland Symposium – Bath

August (2021)

June (2021)

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Driscoll who has been selected as the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champion for CATMAT – Birmingham

The CATMAT Twitter account (@CATMAT_FI) reached 1000 followers on June 22nd

Congratulations to Lizzie Driscoll, who received the Inspirational Member Award’ from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Congratulations to Prof. Emma Kendrick, who received the ‘Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Mid-Career Award’ from the Royal Society of Chemistry

April (2021)

March (2021)

February (2021)

Prof. Peter Slater was awarded a Faraday Industrial Fellowship to work with Echion Technologies – Cambridge


December (2020)

Prof. Peter Nellist was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Microscopical Society – Oxford

November (2020)

The two winners for the talks given during the Early Career Researcher Day of the Faraday Institution conference are both from the CATMAT project: Miguel Perez Osorio (PDRA, Oxford) and Elizabeth Driscoll (PhD, Birmingham).

The Faraday Institution gave FUSE Intern Rebecca Daly‘s poster a highly commended recognition and one of four additional awards for ‘visual appeal’ after judging all FUSE poster submissions. Congratulations Rebecca!

September (2020)

July (2020)

Prof. Clare Grey – awarded 2020 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society. Congratulations Clare!

June (2020)

Faraday Undergraduate Summer Experience projects start

April (2020)

Prof. Peter Nellist – elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS). Congratulations Pete!

March (2020)

CATMAT Liverpool PhD Application – Vapour deposited coatings for long cycle-life Li-ion positive electrodes (position filled)

CATMAT Bath PhD Application – High Energy Density Li-ion Cathodes: Computational Insights and Discovery of New Mixed-Anion Materials (position filled)

January (2020)


December (2019)

October (2019)

September (2019)

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