Rakin Gilani

University College London


Research Project: Simultaneous wide and small angle operando neutron total scattering to probe electrolyte ordering in supercapacitors.
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Howard (UCL), Dr. Tom Headen (ISIS)

Rakin graduated from Imperial College London in 2023 with an MEng in Materials Science and Engineering. His master’s project focused on developing In-Situ UV-Vis techniques for observing the environmentally induced degradation in perovskite solar cells in the McLachlan group. His PhD is a project joint between the Howard group at UCL and the disordered materials group at the ISIS neutron source. The work aims to use total neutron scattering at the NIMROD instrument to identify the structure of the double layer formed in electrochemical double layer supercapacitors.

Elwin Hunter

Studying my PhD as part of the ACM CDT not only provided me with valuable training courses and workshops on characterisation techniques, but also regular academic seminars, team activities, and discussions to help expand my interests, both inside and outside of research.