Dr Abhishek Lahiri
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Dr. Lahiri joined Brunel University as lecturer in March 2020. He got his PhD from University of Leeds in 2008 after which he went on to do his Postdoc in USA and Japan. From 2011 he joined Clausthal University of Technology in Prof Frank Endres group and worked extensively on electrodeposition in ionic liquids and understanding the battery electrode/electrolyte interface.
His work primarily focusses on electrochemical synthesis of functional materials using ionic liquids for energy storage and electrocatalysis. In ionic liquids, the electrode/electrolyte interface is considerably different from aqueous electrolytes and therefore controlling and modifying the interface leads to change in functional properties of the materials. His research focusses and utilises the property of interfacial modulation to develop new functional materials and tries to bridge the gap between fundamental aspects of electrochemistry and applied electrochemistry. Questions such as can we design a suitable interface to develop dendrite-free deposits which are essential for developing high energy density Li/Na metal batteries are targeted. Besides, developing batteries for grid energy storage with sustainable materials are being researched.
Newest selected publications
Lahiri, A., Yang, L., Höfft, O. and Endres, F. (2021) 'Biodegradable Zn-ion battery with a lignin composite electrode and bio-ionic liquid based electrolyte: Possible: In situ energy generation by lignin electrocatalysis'. Materials Advances, 2 (8). pp. 2676 - 2683.
Khezri, R., Hosseini, S., Lahiri, A., Motlagh, SR., Nguyen, MT., Yonezawa, T. and (2020) 'Enhanced cycling performance of rechargeable zinc–air flow batteries using potassium persulfate as electrolyte additive'. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21 (19). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 1661-6596 Open Access Linket al.
Lahiri, A., Li, G. and Endres, F. (2020) 'Highly efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction on carbonized porous conducting polymers'. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 24 (11-12). pp. 2763 - 2771. ISSN: 1432-8488 Open Access Link
Lahiri, A., Chutia, A., Carstens, T. and Endres, F. (2020) 'Surface-Oxygen Induced Electrochemical Self-Assembly of Mesoporous Conducting Polymers for Electrocatalysis'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 167 (11). pp. 112501 - 112501. ISSN: 0013-4651
Lahiri, A., Yang, L., Li, G. and Endres, F. (2019) 'Mechanism of zn-ion intercalation/deintercalation in a zn-polypyrrole secondary battery in aqueous and bio-ionic liquid electrolytes'. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11 (48). pp. 45098 - 45107. ISSN: 1944-8244