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.
I really enjoyed my time as a member of the CDT-ACM. It provided the opportunity to gain experience with a wide range of materials characterisation techniques and to engage with the wider research community by participating in conferences and Outreach events.