Department of Chemistry

sailful_islam

Professor of Materials Chemistry

1 South 1.23A

Email: M.S.Islam@bath.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384938 

 

Prof Saiful Islam

Profile

Saiful grew up in Crouch End, North London, and obtained his BSc and PhD degrees from University College London, completing his PhD in 1987 under Professor Richard Catlow FRS. He then held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Eastman Kodak Labs in Rochester, New York, USA, working on oxide superconductors. Saiful returned to the UK in 1990 to become Lecturer, then Reader, at the University of Surrey before joining the University of Bath in January 2006 as Professor of Materials Chemistry.

He is the 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer. Recent awards include the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2013-2018); RSC Sustainable Energy Award (2013); and RSC Materials Chemistry Lecturer Award (2011).

Research Interests

  • Electrode materials for lithium and sodium batteries
  • Solid electrolytes for solid-state batteries
  • Hybrid and inorganic perovskites for solar cells

For more details please see the Materials Chemistry Group webpage.

Publications

Heath, J., Chen, H. and Islam, M. S., 2017. MgFeSiO4 as a potential cathode material for magnesium batteries:Ion diffusion rates and voltage trends. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5 (25), pp. 13161-13167.

Billaud, J., Eames, C., Tapia-Ruiz, N., Roberts, M. R., Naylor, A. J., Armstrong, A. R., Islam, M. S. and Bruce, P. G., 2017. Evidence of enhanced ion transport in Li-rich silicate intercalation materials. Advanced Energy Materials, 7 (11), 1601043.

Deng, Y., Eames, C., Fleutot, B., David, R., Chotard, J. N., Suard, E., Masquelier, C. and Islam, M. S., 2017. Enhancing the Lithium Ion Conductivity in Lithium Superionic Conductor (LISICON) Solid Electrolytes through a Mixed Polyanion Effect. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9 (8), pp. 7050-7058.

Yuan, Y., Zhan, C., He, K., Chen, H., Yao, W., Sharifi-Asl, S., Song, B., Yang, Z., Nie, A., Luo, X., Wang, H., Wood, S. M., Amine, K., Islam, M. S., Lu, J. and Shahbazian-Yassar, R., 2016. The influence of large cations on the electrochemical properties of tunnel-structured metal oxides. Nature Communications, 7, 13374.

Ferrara, C., Eames, C., Islam, M. S. and Tealdi, C., 2016. Lattice strain effects on doping, hydration and proton transport in scheelite-type electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (42), pp. 29330-29336.

Chen, H. and Islam, M. S., 2016. Lithium extraction mechanism in Li-rich Li2MnO3 involving oxygen hole formation and dimerization. Chemistry of Materials, 28 (18), pp. 6656-6663.

Tealdi, C., Heath, J. and Islam, M. S., 2016. Feeling the strain:enhancing ionic transport in olivine phosphate cathodes for Li- and Na-ion batteries through strain effects. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (18), pp. 6998-7004.

Yuan, Y., Wood, S. M., He, K., Yao, W., Tompsett, D., Lu, J., Nie, A., Islam, M. S. and Shahbazian-Yassar, R., 2016. Atomistic insights into the oriented attachment of tunnel-based oxide nanostructures. ACS Nano, 10 (1), pp. 539-548.

Roos, J., Eames, C., Wood, S. M., Whiteside, A. and Islam, M. S., 2015. Unusual Mn coordination and redox chemistry in the high capacity borate cathode Li7Mn(BO3)3. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (34), pp. 22259-22265.

Deng, Y., Eames, C., Chotard, J. N., Laleìre, F., Seznec, V., Emge, S., Pecher, O., Grey, C. P., Masquelier, C. and Islam, M. S., 2015. Structural and mechanistic insights into fast lithium-ion conduction in Li4SiO4-Li3PO4 solid electrolytes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (28), pp. 9136-9145.

Wood, S. M., Eames, C., Kendrick, E. and Islam, M. S., 2015. Sodium ion diffusion and voltage trends in phosphates Na4M3(PO4)2P2O7 (M = Fe, Mn, Co, Ni) for possible high-rate cathodes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (28), pp. 15935-15941.

Eames, C., Frost, J. M., Barnes, P. R. F., O’regan, B. C., Walsh, A. and Islam, M. S., 2015. Ionic transport in hybrid lead iodide perovskite solar cells. Nature Communications, 6, 7497.

Eames, C. and Islam, M. S., 2014. Ion intercalation into two-dimensional transition-metal carbides:global screening for new high-capacity battery materials. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (46), pp. 16270-16276.

Tompsett, D. A. and Islam, M. S., 2014. Surfaces of rutile MnO2 are electronically conducting, whereas the bulk material is insulating. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (43), pp. 25009-25015.

Panchmatia, P. M., Armstrong, A. R., Bruce, P. G. and Islam, M. S., 2014. Lithium-ion diffusion mechanisms in the battery anode material Li1+x V1−x O2. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 39 (16), pp. 21114-21118.

Whiteside, A., Fisher, C.A.J., Parker, S.C. and Islam, S., 2014. Particle shapes and surface structures of olivine NaFePO4 in comparison to LiFePO. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16 (39), pp. 21788-21794.

Tompsett, D.A., Parker, S.C. and Islam, M.S., 2014. Surface properties of α-MnO2:Relevance to catalytic and supercapacitor behaviour. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (37), pp. 15509-15518.

Clark, J.M., Barpanda, P., Yamada, A. and Islam, M.S., 2014. Sodium-ion battery cathodes Na2FeP2O7 and Na2MnP2O7:Diffusion behaviour for high rate performance. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (30), pp. 11807-11812.

Eames, C., Clark, J. M., Rousse, G., Tarascon, J.-m. and Islam, M. S., 2014. Lithium migration pathways and van der Waals effects in the LiFeSO4OH battery material. Chemistry of Materials, 26 (12), pp. 3672-3678.

Clark, J.M., Eames, C., Reynaud, M., Rousse, G., Chotard, J.-N., Tarascon, J.-M. and Islam, M.S., 2014. High voltage sulphate cathodes Li2M(SO4)2 (M = Fe, Mn, Co):Atomic-scale studies of lithium diffusion, surfaces and voltage trends. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (20), pp. 7446-7453.

Tompsett, D. A., Parker, S. C. and Islam, M. S., 2014. Rutile (β-)MnO2 surfaces and vacancy formation for high electrochemical and catalytic performance. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (4), pp. 1418-1426.

Islam, M. S. and Fisher, C. A. J., 2014. Lithium and sodium battery cathode materials:Computational insights into voltage, diffusion and nanostructural properties. Chemical Society Reviews, 43 (1), pp. 185-204.

Schroeder, M., Eames, C., Tompsett, D. A., Lieser, G. and Islam, M. S., 2013. LixFeF6 (x = 2, 3, 4) battery materials:Structural, electronic and lithium diffusion properties. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (47), pp. 20473-20479.

Tripathi, R., Wood, S. M., Islam, M. S. and Nazar, L. F., 2013. Na-ion mobility in layered Na2FePO4F and olivine Na[Fe,Mn]PO4. Energy & Environmental Science, 6 (8), pp. 2257-2264.

Tompsett, D.A. and Islam, M.S., 2013. Electrochemistry of hollandite α-MnO2:Li-ion and Na-ion insertion and Li2O incorporation. Chemistry of Materials, 25 (12), pp. 2515-2526.

Gonzalo, E., Kuhn, A., García-Alvarado, F. and Islam, M.S., 2013. Defect and dopant properties of the α- and β-polymorphs of the Li3FeF6 lithium battery material. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1 (22), pp. 6588-6592.

Fisher, C.A.J., Kuganathan, N. and Islam, M.S., 2013. Defect chemistry and lithium-ion migration in polymorphs of the cathode material Li2MnSiO4. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1 (13), pp. 4207-4214.

Tompsett, D.A., Parker, S.C., Bruce, P.G. and Islam, M.S., 2013. Nanostructuring of β-MnO2:The important role of surface to bulk ion migration. Chemistry of Materials, 25 (4), pp. 536-541.

Clark, J. M., Nishimura, S.-i., Yamada, A. and Islam, M. S., 2012. High-voltage pyrophosphate cathode: Insights into local structure and lithium-diffusion pathways. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51 (52), pp. 13149-13153.

Eames, C., Armstrong, A. R., Bruce, P. G. and Islam, M. S., 2012. Insights into changes in voltage and structure of Li2FeSiO4 polymorphs for lithium-ion batteries. Chemistry of Materials, 24 (11), pp. 2155-2161.

Colombara, D., Peter, L. M., Hutchings, K., Rogers, K. D., Schäfer, S., Dufton, J. T. R. and Islam, M. S., 2012. Formation of Cu3BiS3 thin films via sulfurization of Bi-Cu metal precursors. Thin Solid Films, 520 (16), pp. 5165-5171.

Magraso, A., Polfus, J. M., Frontera, C., Canales-Vazquez, J., Kalland, L. E., Hervoches, C. H., Erdal, S., Hancke, R., Islam, M. S., Norby, T. and Haugsrud, R., 2012. Complete structural model for lanthanum tungstate: a chemically stable high temperature proton conductor by means of intrinsic defects. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (5), pp. 1762-1764.

Dufton, J. T. R., Walsh, A., Panchmatia, P. M., Peter, L. M., Colombara, D. and Islam, M. S., 2012. Structural and electronic properties of CuSbS 2 and CuBiS 2: Potential absorber materials for thin-film solar cells. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 (20), pp. 7229-7233.

Tealdi, C., Ferrara, C., Mustarelli, P. and Islam, M. S., 2012. Vacancy and interstitial oxide ion migration in heavily doped La 2-xSr xCoO 4±δ. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (18), pp. 8969-8975.

Molinari, M., Parker, S. C., Sayle, D. C. and Islam, M. S., 2012. Water adsorption and its effect on the stability of low index stoichiometric and reduced surfaces of ceria. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (12), pp. 7073-7082.

Panchmatia, P. M., Orera, A., Rees, G. J., Smith, M. E., Hanna, J. V., Slater, P. R. and Islam, M. S., 2011. Oxygen defects and novel transport mechanisms in apatite ionic conductors: combined 17O NMR and modeling studies. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 50 (40), pp. 9328-9333.

Armstrong, A. R., Kuganathan, N., Islam, M. S. and Bruce, P. G., 2011. Structure and lithium transport pathways in Li2FeSiO4 cathodes for lithium batteries. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (33), pp. 13031-13035.

Tripathi, R., Gardiner, G. R., Islam, M. S. and Nazar, L. F., 2011. Alkali-ion conduction paths in LiFeSO4F and NaFeSO4F tavorite-type cathode materials. Chemistry of Materials, 23 (8), pp. 2278-2284.

Armstrong, A. R., Lyness, C., Panchmatia, P. M., Islam, M. S. and Bruce, P. G., 2011. The lithium intercalation process in the low-voltage lithium battery anode Li1+xV1-xO2. Nature Materials, 10 (3), pp. 223-229.

Kendrick, E., Kendrick, J., Orera, A., Panchmatia, P., Islam, M. S. and Slater, P. R., 2011. Novel aspects of the conduction mechanisms of electrolytes containing tetrahedral moieties. Fuel Cells, 11 (1), pp. 38-43.

Orera, A., Baikie, T., Panchmatia, P., White, T. J., Hanna, J., Smith, M. E., Islam, M. S., Kendrick, E. and Slater, P. R., 2011. Strategies for the optimisation of the oxide ion conductivities of apatite-type germanates. Fuel Cells, 11 (1), pp. 10-16.

Islam, M. S. and Nazar, L. F., 2011. Advanced materials for lithium batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (27), p. 9810.

Islam, M. S., Dominko, R., Masquelier, C., Sirisopanaporn, C., Armstrong, A. R. and Bruce, P. G., 2011. Silicate cathodes for lithium batteries: alternatives to phosphates? Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (27), pp. 9811-9818.

Armstrong, A. R., Arrouvel, C., Gentili, V., Parker, S. C., Islam, M. S. and Bruce, P. G., 2010. Lithium coordination sites in LixTiO2(B): a structural and computational study. Chemistry of Materials, 22 (23), pp. 6426-6432.

Tealdi, C., Mustarelli, P. and Islam, M. S., 2010. Layered LaSrGa(3)O7-Based Oxide-Ion Conductors: Cooperative Transport Mechanisms and Flexible Structures. Advanced Functional Materials, 20 (22), pp. 3874-3880.

Mather, G. C., Fisher, C. A. J. and Islam, M. S., 2010. Defects, dopants, and protons in LaNbO4. Chemistry of Materials, 22 (21), pp. 5912-5917.

Malavasi, L., Fisher, C. A. J. and Islam, M. S., 2010. Oxide-ion and proton conducting electrolyte materials for clean energy applications: structural and mechanistic features. Chemical Society Reviews, 39 (11), pp. 4370-4387.

Stokes, S. J. and Islam, M. S., 2010. Defect chemistry and proton-dopant association in BaZrO3 and BaPrO3. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (30), pp. 6258-6264.

Islam, M. S., 2010. Recent atomistic modelling studies of energy materials: batteries included. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 368 (1923), pp. 3255-3267.

Abrahams, I., Liu, X., Hull, S., Norberg, S. T., Krok, F., Kozanecka-Szmigiel, A., Islam, M. S. and Stokes, S. J., 2010. A combined total scattering and simulation approach to analyzing defect structure in Bi3YO6. Chemistry of Materials, 22 (15), pp. 4435-4445.

Gardiner, G. R. and Islam, M. S., 2010. Anti-Site Defects and Ion Migration in the LiFe0.5Mn0.5PO4 Mixed-Metal Cathode Material. Chemistry of Materials, 22 (3), pp. 1242-1248.

Kendrick, E., Knight, K. S., Islam, M. S. and Slater, P. R., 2010. Combined experimental and modelling studies of proton conducting La1-xBa1+xGaO4-x/2: proton location and dopant site selectivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (46), pp. 10412-10416.

Malavasi, L., Orera, A., Slater, P. R., Panchmatia, P. M., Islam, M. S. and Siewenie, J., 2010. Local structure investigation of oxide ion and proton defects in Ge-apatites by pair distribution function analysis. Chemical Communications, 47 (1), pp. 250-252.

Islam, M. S. and Slater, P. R., 2009. Solid-state materials for clean energy:Insights from atomic-scale modeling. MRS Bulletin, 34 (12), pp. 935-941.

Kuganathan, N. and Islam, M. S., 2009. Li2MnSiO4 Lithium Battery Material: Atomic-Scale Study of Defects, Lithium Mobility, and Trivalent Dopants. Chemistry of Materials, 21 (21), pp. 5196-5202.

Al-Yasari, A., Jones, A., Orera, A., Apperley, D. C., Driscoll, D., Islam, M. S. and Slater, P. R., 2009. Preparation of high-oxygen-content apatite silicates through Ti-doping: Effect of Ti-doping on the oxide ion conductivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19 (28), pp. 5003-5008.

Arrouvel, C., Parker, S. C. and Islam, M. S., 2009. Lithium insertion and transport in the TiO2-B anode material: A computational study. Chemistry of Materials, 21 (20), pp. 4778-4783.

Fisher, C. A. J., Hart Prieto, V. M. and Islam, M. S., 2008. Lithium battery materials LiMPO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni): insights into defect association, transport mechanisms, and doping behavior. Chemistry of Materials, 20 (18), pp. 5907-5915.

Fisher, C. A. J. and Islam, M. S., 2008. Surface structures and crystal morphologies of LiFePO4: relevance to electrochemical behaviour. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18 (11), pp. 1209-1215.

Jones, A. and Islam, M. S., 2008. Atomic-scale insight into LaFeO3 perovskite: Defect nanoclusters and ion migration. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (12), pp. 4455-4462.

Kendrick, E., Islam, M. S. and Slater, P. R., 2008. Atomic-scale mechanistic features of oxide ion conduction in apatite-type germanates. Chemical Communications

Jones, A., Slater, P. and Islam, M. S., 2008. Local Defect Structures and Ion Transport Mechanisms in the Oxygen-Excess Apatite La-9.67(SiO4)(6)O-2.5. Chemistry of Materials, 20 (15), pp. 5055-5060.

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