Abdulmajeed AlHadlaq | Energy | Young Scientist Award

 Dr. Amol Bhairuba Ikhe | Energy | Young Scientist Award


👨‍🏫Professional Profile 🌟

🔬 With a rich nine-year background in advanced energy storage materials, I specialize in pioneering electrode materials and systems for cutting-edge batteries beyond lithium-ion. My expertise spans the synthesis and modification of electrode materials using diverse chemical and solid-state approaches. Proficient in assessing electrochemical performance through various techniques, I excel in characterizing materials using in-situ and ex-situ spectroscopic methods. Currently immersed in anode-free all-solid-state lithium battery systems, cathode materials, anode materials, and superionic conductors, I am poised to bring my valuable knowledge and skills to elevate any project or position within your esteemed organization. ⚡🔍 #EnergyStorage #MaterialsScience #BatteryInnovation #Electrochemistry.

🌐 Professional Profiles


Current Position

Research Professor (Apr. 2022 – Present)

Sunchon National University, Suncheon, South Korea.  Developing anode materials and artificial interface layers for all-solid-state lithium and sodium-ion batteries. Working on anode-free all-solid-state lithium battery systems (full cells), cathode materials, anode materials, and superionic conductors. Investigating vacancy-controlled superionic conductors for all-solid-state sodium and lithium-ion batteries. Developing coated high-voltage cathode materials for all-solid-state lithium and sodium-ion batteries.

Previous Positions

Postdoctoral Researcher (Sep. 2020 – Mar. 2022)

Sunchon National University, Suncheon, South Korea. Developed an anode-free Li-metal battery and 4V class organic cathode materials for dual-ion battery application. Explored alloying type anode and 3V class cathode materials for calcium-ion batteries. Conducted surface modification of lithium/zinc metal for lithium/zinc metal batteries.

Doctoral Researcher (Mar. 2015 – Aug. 2020)

📍 Sunchon National University, Suncheon, South Korea. Ph.D. in Chemistry (Secondary Ion Battery). Developed superfast chargeable organic materials for dual-ion battery applications. Investigated organic and inorganic electrode materials for magnesium, calcium, and potassium-ion battery applications. Designed and implemented new electrolytes for 4V class magnesium metal batteries.Designed and implemented hydrophobic organic materials for corrosion protection of magnesium.

Researcher (Aug. 2014 – Jan. 2015)

📍 Mehta API Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India. Developed chloramphenicol base and cinacalcet-hydrochloride drugs.

📚 Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry (Secondary Ion Battery) – Sunchon National University, South Korea.  Thesis: “Electrode materials and corrosion protection for viable magnesium ion batteries.” M.Sc. in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) – Swami Ramananda Teerth Marathwada University, India.Thesis: “Microwave-induced one-pot synthesis of 2, 4, 5 – trisubstituted Imidazoles.” B.Sc. in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Computer Science – Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, India.

🏆 Awards and Achievements

🏆 “Innovative idea of the year” – HP Green R&D New Generation Ideation Contest (NGIC-2022). Topic: “Anode-Free Batteries: Next Generation Batteries for Electrification and Aviation Applications.””Best poster award” – 127th General Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society (May 2021).Topic: “Poly(vinyl carbazole) as a high energy and power density cathode material for Mg-based dual-ion battery.””3rd best innovative idea of the year” – HP Green R&D New Generation Ideation Contest (NGIC-2020). Topic: “Magnesium Ion Batteries: A Next-Generation Energy Storage Device.” “Best poster award” (1st place) – Printed Electronics Engineering Conference (June 2017). Topic: “MgTf2 + AlCl3/Diglyme as an electrolyte system with a wide electrochemical window for future magnesium ion batteries. “Eklavya scholar” from 2013-2014 at Swami Ramananda Teerth Marathwada University in Nanded, India.”Topper fellowship” in 2013 by the School of Chemical Science at SRTMU, Nanded.

🛠 Operational Experience & Equipment Proficiency

🧪 Lab Equipment:

X-ray Diffractometer, SEM, Raman Spectrometer, FT-IR Spectrometer, Thermogravimetric Analyzer, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer, FE-SEM, Atomic Force Microscopy, Glove Box, Automatic Electrochemical Workstation.

🌐 Software Proficiency:

Proficient in various software used for materials characterization and interpretation.

📝 Patents & Licensing

Materials for the Cathode of Magnesium Ion Batteries (2020): The patent seems to cover materials specifically designed for the cathode of magnesium ion batteries. Magnesium ion batteries are an emerging technology with potential applications in energy storage. Anode-Free Lithium Metal Battery (2022): This patent likely focuses on anode-free lithium metal batteries, which is an innovative approach in battery technology. Traditional lithium-ion batteries have an anode, but anode-free designs aim to improve energy density and performance. Cathode Active Material for Sodium Ion Battery (2023): This patent appears to involve a cathode active material designed for sodium ion batteries. Sodium-ion batteries are considered an alternative to lithium-ion batteries, and research in this area may contribute to the development of more sustainable and cost-effective energy storage solutions. Manufacturing Vacancy-Controlled Superionic Conductor Na3-XGd1-XZrXCl6 for All-Solid-State Sodium-Ion Batteries (2023): The patent seems to focus on the manufacturing process of a vacancy-controlled superionic conductor Na3-XGd1-XZrXCl6, specifically tailored for all-solid-state sodium-ion batteries. All-solid-state batteries are a promising technology that aims to improve safety and energy density compared to traditional liquid electrolyte batteries.


📚Top Noted Publication

One-pot synthesis of 2, 4, 5-trisubstituted imidazoles using cupric chloride as a catalyst under solvent free conditions Paper Published in 2014 Cited by 6

Li+-intercalated carbon cloth for anode-free Li-ion batteries with unprecedented cyclability    Paper Published in 2022 Cited by 4

sofia Skroufouta | hydropower storage | Young Scientist Award

  Ms. sofia Skroufouta |hydropower storage | Young Scientist Award


👨‍🏫 🌾 Sofia Skroufouta is a junior researcher and Ph.D. Candidate in the Water Resources and Environment Department at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Her research focuses on water resources management, hydrology, renewable energy, data analysis, and stochastic optimization of hybrid systems.

🌐 Professional Profiles

🎓 Education and Training

Ph.D. Candidate (05/2020 – Current): National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Field: Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Time Series Analysis, Stochastic Methods, Modeling and Simulation, Statistics Diploma (02/2019 – 12/2022): National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Field: Civil Engineering, Water Resources Management, Land Improvement Engineering, Hydrology, Hydraulics M.Sc. (09/2018 – 03/2020): National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Field: Water Resources Science and Technology, Hydrology, Statistics, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulics Diploma (09/2013 – 06/2018): National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Field: Rural and Surveying Engineering, Water Resources Management, Land Improvement Engineering, Hydrology, Hydraulics

🌐  Skills

💻 Digital Skills: Microsoft Office, Matlab, SQL, Python, R, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, ESRI ArcMap, Epanet, AutoCAD, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Lisflood, UWOT 🤝 Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Good communication skills gained through experience as a researcher in several team projects. Team-working skills, punctuality, and patience. 🧠 Other Skills: Problem-solver, inventive, research skills.


🎓 Conferences and Seminars

The 12th World Congress of the European Water Resources Association (EWRA2023), Panta Rhei, Rural & Surveyor Engineer: from the Polytechnic to the labor market, Integrated Water Resources Management in the New Era, Environment and Energy TCG, Athens

🌐 Projects

National Network for Climate Change and its Impacts (NN_CLIMPACT), Investigation of Hydrological and Hydraulic Parameters, Technical Consultant Services for Hydraulic Antiflood Issues, Development of an Intelligent Platform for the Holistic Management of the Energy & Water Grid in Island Areas, Development of Surface and Subsurface Hydrology/Hydraulics Model, Development of Forecasting Water System Models


📚Top Noted Publication


Simulation and Evaluation of Pumped Hydropower Storage (Phps) System at Kastraki Reservoir Paper Published in Renewable Energy Volume 222, February 2024, 119888


An Economic Evaluation Towards Sustainability: The Case of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System in Greece