Dr Hassan A. Tahini
Materials modelling | Energy | Catalysis | Machine learning
Batteries and supercapacitors
Our recent paper on oxygen evolution reaction in a complex hexagonal oxide (Ba4Sr4(Co0.8Fe0.2)O15) has just been accepted in Advanced Materials. Using theoretical and experimental approaches, we show that the oxide can evolve oxygen through its unique electronic structure and coordination, via lattice oxygen active sites, as well as Co sites. More can be found here.
Our paper in Materials Horizons (Mater. Horizons 2019, 6 (7), 1409–1415) on understanding the high activity of mildly reduced graphene oxide for hydrogen peroxide generation was featured on the front cover.
I am a computational materials scientist, currently working as a research fellow at the Australian National University. Working at the nexus of materials’ chemistry, physics and engineering, my research interests align with several thrusts covering materials for energy applications, catalysis and fundamental physical properties of materials.
I completed my PhD at the Department of Materials Engineering at Imperial College which was awarded in 2014. I have undertaken postdoctoral research in the group of Prof. Udo Schwingenschlögl at KAUST in 2014 and Prof. Sean Smith at UNSW Sydney (2015-2017) and subsequently at the Australian National University. You can find more here.