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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Research Associate / Project Lead

David Hall is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry and a Project Lead in Battery Degradation Studies at the Faraday Institution. He is also a Director of Studies in Natural Sciences and a Research Associate at Hughes Hall Cambridge.

Dr Hall received a BSc (2010) with Distinction for Honours Specialisation in Chemistry and a Minor in Materials Science from Western University (London, Canada), and a PhD (2014) in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. His doctoral research was performed as a visiting scientist at the National Research Council of Canada (Ottawa). He received an NSERC-CREATE fellowship for postdoctoral research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada (2014-2016) where he researched interfacial reaction dynamics of electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries in collaboration with and with funding from 3M Canada. He then joined the Nuclear Waste Management Organization in Toronto (2016-2017), where he managed a portfolio of academic, government, and industrial corrosion research projects across Canada and regularly collaborated with several international partners. He was then a postdoctoral research associate at Dalhousie University (2017-2019) studying characterisation methods for surfaces and interfaces, fast-charging cell designs, and additive synthesis for lithium-ion batteries in partnership with Tesla Canada. Dr Hall moved to Cambridge in 2019, where he jointly leads the £16 million Degradation Project, which includes researchers at 10 UK universities and several industry partners.

Dr Hall is an active member of the international scientific and engineering community, especially within the Electrochemical Society (ECS) in which he is a standing member of the Education Committee and serves on several ECS subcommittees. His other activities include organising international symposia, serving as Lead Guest Editor for a special issue of Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology (Taylor and Francis, Harwell UK), and regular public outreach activities, such as guest speaking on BBC Radio's The Naked Scientists.


See also:

The Degradation Project:

The Faraday Institution:

Hughes Hall:

The Electrochemical Society:


Effect of Annealing on the Structure, Composition, and Electrochemistry of NMC811 Coated with Al2O3 Using an Alkoxide Precursor
V Riesgo-González, DS Hall, K Märker, J Slaughter, DS Wright, CP Grey
– Chemistry of Materials
Battery Degradation and Lifetime – Studies within the Faraday Institution on NMC811/Graphite Full Cells
DS Hall, R Jervis, LFJ Piper, AL Kersting, CP Grey
– ECS Meeting Abstracts
The Effect of Annealing on the Structure, Composition and Electrochemistry of NMC811 Coated with Al2O3 Using an Alkoxide Precursor
V Riesgo-Gonzalez, DS Hall, K Marker, DS Wright, CP Grey
– ECS Meeting Abstracts
The 3-phenyl-1,4,2-dioxazol-5-one (PDO) Electrolyte Additive for Li(Ni0.6Mn0.2Co0.2)O2 and Li(Ni0.8Mn0.1Co0.1)O2 Lithium-Ion Cells
D Ouyang, W Song, K Oh, KW Ahn, DS Hall, T Hynes, J Wang, J Dahn
– Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Single-Source Deposition of Mixed-Metal Oxide Films Containing Zirconium and 3d Transition Metals for (Photo)electrocatalytic Water Oxidation
V Riesgo-Gonzalez, S Bhattacharjee, X Dong, DS Hall, V Andrei, AD Bond, CP Grey, E Reisner, DS Wright
– Inorganic Chemistry
Effect of Lithiation upon the Shear Strength of NMC811 Single Crystals
JC Stallard, S Vema, DS Hall, AR Dennis, ME Penrod, CP Grey, VS Deshpande, NA Fleck
– Journal of The Electrochemical Society
An Evaluation of Corrosion Processes Affecting Copper-Coated Nuclear Waste Containers in a Deep Geological Repository
DS Hall, M Behazin, W Jeffrey Binns, PG Keech
– Progress in Materials Science
Prospects for lithium-ion batteries and beyond-a 2030 vision.
CP Grey, DS Hall
– Nature communications
Solution NMR Studies of Electrolyte Decomposition Pathways
BLD Rinkel, DS Hall, I Temprano, CP Grey
– ECS Meeting Abstracts
(Battery Division Postdoctoral Associate Research Award Address Sponsored by MTI Corporation and the Jiang Family Foundation) Extending Battery Life - Studies within the Faraday Institution on NMC811/Graphite Full Cells
DS Hall, R Jervis, CP Grey
– ECS Meeting Abstracts
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