Group News


14th Oct 2020

Paper accepted: Carbon Dioxide and Water Incorporation Mechanisms in SrFeO3−δ Phases: A Computational Study.

23rd September 2020

Invited Speaker: Virtual SSCG - Early Careers Meeting

24th August 2020

Keynote presentation Virtual Conference on Chemistry and its Applications 

University of Mauritius

29th July 2020

Paper accepted: Inert gas bubble formation in magnetron sputtered thin-film CdTe solar cells,

Proceedings of the Royal Society A

20th March 2020

International Womens Week,

20th Feb 2020

Invited Research Seminar, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India

P. Goddard 

12 - 14th Feb 2020

Invited talk, Dynamics in Functional Materials, India

P. Goddard 

12th Dec 2019

Two papers accepted:

1) Combined Experimental and Computational Study of Ce-doped La3Zr2Li7O12 Garnet Solid State Electrolyte, Chemistry of Materials 

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03526

B. Dong, S. R. Yeandel, P. Goddard and P. R. Slater

2) Structure and Ion Transport of Lithium-rich Li1+xAlxTi2-x(PO4)3 with 0.3<x<0.5: A Combined Computational and Experimental Study, Solid State Ionics

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2019.115192

D. Case, A. J. McSloy, R. Sharpe, S. R. Yeandel, E. Dashjav, F. Tietz, J. Cookson, T. Bartlett, C. M. N. Kumar  and P. Goddard

26th Nov 2019

New paper published:

Enhancement of photovoltaic efficiency in CdSe(x)Te(1-x) (where 0<x<1): Insights from density functional Theory, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/ab5bba

M. Watts, T. Fiducia, B. Sanyal,  R. Smith , J. M. Walls and P. Goddard

24th Oct 2019

New paper published:

Exploiting cationic vacancies for increased energy densities in dual-ion batteries

DOI: 10.1016/j.ensm.2019.10.019

Dambournet et al.

12th Oct 2019

New paper published:

Inert gas cluster formation in sputter-deposited thin film CdTe solar cells, Thin Solid Films

DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2019.137614

P.Hatton, J. M. Walls, P. Goddard and R. Smith 

25th Sept 2019

Contributed talk presented at the IOP, Advances in Photovoltaics, SuperSolar Network

Michael Watts

05th Sept 2019

Invited talk presented at the Division of Materials Theory, Uppsala University, Sweden

Pooja Goddard


02 - 05th Sept 2019

Several talks and posters on solid state Li battery electrolytes and CdTe for solar cell applications presented at the EUROMAT 2019,  Stockholm, Sweden.

Stephen Yeandel, Pooja Goddard

26th July 2019

Poster presented at the Fingerprint Industry/Academia Conference in Leicester, UK

Lily Hunnisett

09-10th July 2019

Invited talk presented at the SuperSolar Network Meeting in Swansea, UK

Pooja Goddard


29-31 May 2019

Several talks and posters on solid state Li battery electrolytes and CdTe for solar cell applications presented at the EMRS in Nice, France.

Pooja Goddard

30 April 2019

Chaired the RSC Geoffrey Wilkinson Poster Symposium, 63 posters and 5 poster prizes, Burlington House, London, UK

Pooja Goddard

10-13th February 2019

Talk and Poster presented at the 1st International Spectrometry for Security Applications conference in Dorbirn, Austria.

Lily Hunnisett, Pooja Goddard

24th January 2019

New paper published:

Enhanced Li-ion Dynamics in Trivalently Doped Lithium Phosphidosilicate Li2SiP2: A Candidate Material as a Solid Li Electrolyte, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

DOI: 10.1039/C8TA10788B

Stephen Yeandel, Pooja Goddard et al. 

17-18th December 2018

Posters presented at RSC Solid State Chemistry Group Christmas Meeting 2018 at UCL 

Stephen Yeandel, Michael Watts, Pooja Goddard

29th November 2018

Conference proceedings published:

Atomistic Insights of Multiple Stacking Faults in CdTe Thin-Film Photovoltaics: A DFT Study, 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC), DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547934

Michael Watts, Stephen Yeandel  Pooja Goddard et al.

10th November 2018

New paper published:

Structure and Lithium Ion Dynamics in Fluoride Doped Cubic LLZO (Li7La3Zr2O12) Garnet for Li Solid State Battery Applications, J.Phys Chem C, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07704

Stephen Yeandel, Ben Chapman, Pooja Goddard et al.

Ben graduated with a 1st Class MChem in 2017

17-18th September 2018

Poster presented at the Energy Materials for a Low Carbon Future Meeting at the Royal Society

Michael Watts, Stephen Yeandel, Ryan Sharpe

01 September 2018

Congratulations to Pooja Panchmatia on her marriage to Giles Goddard. 

25-27th July 2018

4 posters presented at Thomas Yong Centre 5th Energy Workshop: From Atoms to Applications, hosted at University College London

Pooja Panchmatia, Stephen Yeandel, Ryan Sharpe, Michael Watts

5th July 2018

Talk and poster presented at the Fingerprint Industry Academia Meeting, organised by the University of Leicester

Pooja Panchmatia, Lily Hunnisett

3rd July 2018

3 posters presented at the Midlands Computational Chemistry Meeting 2018 at Nottingham Trent University

Ryan Sharpe, Lily Hunnisett, Michael Watts, Pooja Panchmatia

17-22nd June 2018

2 posters presented at the 19th International Meeting on Lithium Ion Batteries in Kyoto, Japan

Stephen Yeandel, Pooja Panchmatia

10-15th June 2018

Talk presented at 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion in Waikoloa, Hawaii

Michael Watts

5-6th April 2018

Attended the Modelling of Surface and Defect Properties of Materials meeting at

University College London

Stephen Yeandel

22nd December 2017

New paper published:

Mechanism of Carbon Dioxide and Water Incorporation in Ba2TiO4: A Joint Computational and Experimental Study, J.Phys Chem C, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b10330

Adam McSloy, Pooja Panchmatia et al.

18-19th December 2017

2 posters presented at RSC SSCG Christmas Meeting at University of Reading, UK

Pooja Panchmatia, Stephen Yeandel, Ryan Sharpe, Michael Watts

9th October 2017

Welcome to Dr Ryan Sharpe, who joins the group as a Postdoctoral Researcher 

11-13th September 2017

Talk and poster presented at CCP5 AGM at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Pooja Panchmatia, Stephen Yeandel & Michael Watts

20th July 2017

Congratualtions to all our graduands this year! :-)

Dr. Adam J. McSloy - PhD

Ben Chapman - MChem (First Class Hons)

Matthew Cowley - MChem (First Class Hons)

13th July 2017

Congratulations to Michael Watts for winning the runner up prize for his talk, titled "Effects of Chloride Treatment on CdTe Solar Cells" at the CCP5 Summer School 2017, Lancaster University, UK

18-23rd June 2017

5 talks presented at the SSI - 21 in Padova, Italy.

Pooja Panchmatia, Adam J. McSloy, Stephen Yeandel & David Case


19th June 2017

Congratulations to Lily Hunnisett for wining "Best 1st year poster prize" at the Science Matters conference at Loughborough University!

Poster Title: Enhancing the fluorescent nature of latent fingerprint development compounds using computational methods. 

07th April 2017

Congratulations to Adam J. McSloy who defended his PhD thesis successfully :-)