Dr Robert Mitchell (Senior Research Scientist, Nanomaterials) has an MChem in Chemistry (Hull University) and PhD in chemistry (York University). Rob joined CPI in 2017 having previously worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Physics at York University. He has over 10 years R&D experience of synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials and composites from academia and industrial collaborations, with particular focus on applications in energy and catalysis.
Rob has a strong specialisation in analytical characterisation of materials, using spectroscopy, microscopy and surface characterisation techniques to understand how nanoscale features affect the macroscopic properties of materials. His experience in inks and coatings includes formulation development, optimisation of particle dispersions through mixing and grinding, and implementation of quick screening tests for high throughput experimentation.
Ulla Lassi, professor, Head of the Research unit of Sustainable chemistry at the University of Oulu, Finland. Her research group has 35 people, of which 12 post-doctoral researchers. Prof. Lassi´s research area is inorganic material chemistry, and research is done in close collaboration with companies. She has been principal investigator of over 20 projects in the field of battery chemicals and catalytic materials. Prof. Lassi has over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. She has supervised 17 PhD students, and more than 100 M.Sc. or B.Sc. students.