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Professor M. Saiful Islam


Professor M. Saiful Islam FRSC is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath and recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award.

His research focuses around advance computer modelling methods in the study of new solid state materials for clean energy applications, in particular with lithium (and sodium) batteries and perovskite solar cells. Professor Islam presented the 80th anniversary Royal Institution Christmas Lecture and recently served on the Diversity Committee of the Royal Society.

Professor Islam’s recent awards include the American Chemical Society (ACS) Henry H. Storch Award in Energy Chemistry, RSC Peter Day Award in Materials Chemistry, Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Sustainable Energy Award and the RSC Francis Bacon Medal for Fuel Cell Science. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Patron of Humanists UK and Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer (2016).

He obtained his BSc and PhD degrees from University College London. He subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Eastman Kodak Labs, New York, USA. He returned to the UK as lecturer, then reader, at the University of Surrey before joining the University of Bath in 2006 as Professor of Materials Chemistry.

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